Clarence Defnet

Defnet, Clarence R.

Clarence R. Defnet, 95, Green Bay, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at a local nursing home. The son of John and Elsie (Hoslett) Defnet, he was born February 26, 1917, in Kohlberg, Wisconsin.

Clarence graduated from Algoma High School in 1935 and worked on the family farm in rural Casco and in Madison until entering the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in various stateside posts and in Africa and Italy during WWII with the 5th Army. After his discharge in 1945, Clarence attended Notre Dame University. He then resided in Cudahy, Wisconsin, where he was employed by the Ladish Company until 1982. After retirement he moved to Green Bay. He enjoyed travelling and volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul Store.

Clarence is survived by a sister, Bernice (Richard) Bittner, Avila Beach, California; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Defnet, Schofield, and Mary Ann Defnet, Green Bay; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, Rev. Louis Defnet O.Praem., Matthew, Norman, John, and Maurice Defnet; and sister, Marianne (Claude) Thibaudeau.

Family and friends may call Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St., Green Bay, from 9:00am until 10:30am. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday at 10:30am with Rev. Andrew Cribben O.Praem. officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To leave a special message for Clarence's family please visit,

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Vincent de Paul.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Woodside Nursing Home and Unity Hospice.


Funeral Home

Newcomer Funeral Home
340 S Monroe Ave Green Bay, WI 54301

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2013