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Clement M. Umbdenstock

JOHNSBURG – Clement M. Umbdenstock, 99, of Johnsburg and formerly of Lake Zurich, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
Clement was born June 8, 1913, on the farm in Gilmer, the son of the late Edward J. and Mary A. (nee Small) Umbdenstock.
Clement grew up on the farm in Gilmer and during his junior year of high school he was proud to have raised the state champion hog. In 1937, Clement married Margaret Elizabeth Flossman at the old parsonage of St. Peter Church. He farmed in the Barrington area until 1944.
Clement and his wife then moved to Texas and bought a motel, where they lived and worked for the next three years. He then returned to Illinois and became a truck driver with Lake Cook Farm Supply, living in Long Grove until his retirement in 1979. Clement and Margaret then moved to Johnsburg, where they enjoyed being a part of the senior center and participated in many trips and activities sponsored by the center.
A hobby that Clement enjoyed was bowling. Some of Clement's passions included being superintendent of the agriculture department at the Lake County Fair for many years and working in his garden, of which he was so proud.
He was the loving husband of the late Margaret Elizabeth Umbdenstock; loving dad of Joanne M. (Elmer) Van Nevel, Judith (the late Richard) Heltsley and the late Wayne Umbdenstock; dear father-in-law of Diane Umbdenstock; proud grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of 14; great-great-grandfather of many; fond brother of the late Harold Umbdenstock, Myrtle Wieskopf, Grace Grever, Mildred Thies, Lila Schotanus and Loretta Grever; and dear uncle and great-uncle of many.
The visitation for Clement M. Umbdenstock will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, until the service at 11 a.m. at St. Peter United Church of Christ, 47 Church St., Lake Zurich. Burial will follow in Lake Zurich Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for St. Peter United Church of Christ.
Arrangements were by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Lake Zurich.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-540-8871 or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Dec. 9, 2012
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