1938 - 2013
Clyde Routheaux, 75, of Salem, died unexpectedly while boating with friends on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. He was born March 5, 1938, to Wallace and Verl (Greenlund) Routheaux in Michigan. Clyde married Virginia Baitinger on Dec. 21, 1957. They were married for 52 years before she died in 2010 and together they raised six children. Clyde supported his family as a truck owner/operator hauling steel. An antique vehicle enthusiast, he enjoyed restoring motorcycles, cars, and tractors. He loved to race motorcycles and was member of the Racine Motorcycle Club and the S.E. Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectibles Society. Clyde enjoyed traveling most recently visiting the Philippines. He was an avid Packers fan. Friends were a big part of his social life and he made many after he and Virginia moved to the Camp Lake area of Salem over a decade ago. Clyde especially liked to show people the lake on his pontoon boat.
Clyde is survived by his children, Sandra Weiss, Barbara (Allan) Fritchen, David (Lisa) Routheaux, Randy (Cheryl) Routheaux; his daughter-in-law, Robin Uhlenhake; his grandchildren, Zack and Tyler Weiss, Nicholas, Andrew, and Jennifer Fritchen, Megan and Ryan Routheaux, David Squirrel (Joy) Routheaux and Matthew Routheaux, Jason (Alissa) Routheaux and Michael (Susan) Routheaux, Dana Routheaux, and Ashley Uhlenhake; his six great-grandchildren; his siblings, Barbara Frankalucci, Beverly Plourde, Judy (Trent) Niles, Connie Ojaniemi, Eugene (Marilyn) Routheaux, and Dennis (Deborah) Routheaux; and his very close friend, Arthur Niles; his special niece, Laurie Paramski.
Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his children, Brian Routheaux and Michael Routheaux; and his parents.
Visitation for Clydes family and friends will be held at Miller-Reesman Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. with a memorial service to begin at 4 pm. The family will hold private burial services.
Miller-Reesman Funeral Home
620 - 15th Ave
Union Grove, WI 53182
Miller-Reesman Funeral Home - Union Grove
620 15th Avenue (Hwy 11)
Union Grove, WI 53182
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Sept. 11, 2013