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Richard D. Clemens

February 3, 1928 June 23, 2018
Richard D. Clemens
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Obituary for Richard D. Clemens

Richard D. Clemens, age 90, of Sullivan, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Life Care Center in Sullivan.

Richard David was born February 3, 1928 in St. Paul, MN the son of David and Alma (Carlson) Clemens. He grew up and attended school before going to work as a “farm boy”. This involved moving from home to work for various local farms. It was during this time he learned the value of work ethic. He also worked for a time as a teenager for the railroad. He married Doris Ridlon on February 4, 1946 in Brainerd, MN. To this union there were six children: David, Carol, Diane, Lynn, Denise, and Michelle. In 1964, Richard moved his family to Missouri to work as a master miner in the Pea Ridge Mine. When the mine closed, he finished his mining career in Utah. Upon retirement, he and Doris returned to Sullivan to live near family.

Over the years, Richard loved hunting, fishing, and gardening. He loved tinkering with mechanical things and was known to be able to fix anything. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife, Doris Clemens of Sullivan; a son, David “Snork” Clemens and wife, Betty of Sullivan; five daughters: Carol Johnson of Rolla, MO, Diane Clemens and Lynn Clemens, both of Sullivan, Denise Rutsch and husband, Albert Rutsch III of Villa Ridge, MO, and Michelle Clemens of Sterling Heights, MI; a brother, Wayne Clemens of Coos Bay, OR; a sister, Donna Bartishofski of Portland, OR; nine grandchildren: Melanie (Jim) Smith, Tiffany (Travis) Pritchett, Lisa Matthews-Kelley, Lori Clemens, Connie (Nathan) Meek, Katherine Rutsch, and Bruce (Kristi) Rutsch; ten great grandchildren: Brandon (Rachel) Smith, Ashely (Carlton) Goldbaugh, Bret Smith, Nathan Ray, David Ray, Amanda (Cameron) Pierce, Gavin Rutsch, Emily Meek, Ruby Brockman, and Elliott Meek; ten great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings: Lorraine Larson, George Clemens, LaVerne Clemens and Gordon Clemens; and two grandsons: Albert Rutsch IV and Richard “Rick” Ray.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Concordia Lutheran Church of Bourbon, MO with Pastor John Roach officiating. Interment will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Sullivan.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM Noon to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Concordia Lutheran Church, Bourbon.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Richard to Concordia Lutheran Church or Mercy Hospice.

Friends may send online condolences to the Clemens family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.


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Visitation

Tuesday

26

Jun

12:00 PM 6/26/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/26/2018 2:00:00 PM
Concordia Lutheran Church

133 North Pine Street
Bourbon, Missouri 65441

Concordia Lutheran Church
133 North Pine Street Bourbon 65441 Missouri
United States

Service

Tuesday

26

Jun

2:00 PM 6/26/2018 2:00:00 PM
Concordia Lutheran Church

133 North Pine Street
Bourbon, Missouri 65441

Concordia Lutheran Church
133 North Pine Street Bourbon 65441 Missouri
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

I.O.O.F. Cemetery Final Resting Place

N. Church St.
Sullivan, Missouri 63080

N. Church St. Sullivan 63080 Missouri
United States

Memorial Contribution

Concordia Lutheran Church

133 North Pine Street
Bourbon, Missouri 65441

MERCY Hospice

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