TOWN OF VERNON

Palmer Forbes Clements


Jan. 28, 1946 ó Oct. 3, 2014


Palmer Forbes ClementsPalmer Forbes Clements, of the Town of Vernon, died on Friday, October 3, 2014, at his home following a short illness at the age of 68. He was born in Fond du Lac on January 28, 1946, the son of William and Belva (nee Johnson) Clements.

He received his undergraduate degree from UW-Stevens Point, his masterís degree in community counseling from UW-Oshkosh and furthered his education at UW-Whitewater. On December 26, 1971, he married Judy Polzin in New London. Palmer worked as an elementary guidance counselor at Pewaukee Elementary School for many years. In his retirement, he enjoyed driving for Interfaith Caregiving Network.

Palmer loved spending his last eight winters at Golden Vista RV Resort in Apache Junction, Ariz. He loved to sing in choirs and was a great tenor who sang with the Vista Voices, the Ambassadors of Harmony from Brookfield Highlands and his church choir at First Congregational UCC.

He proudly served his country as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America).

He is survived by his wife, Judy Clements of the Town of Vernon, and their daughters, Elizabeth (Matt) Dahlen of Westby and Katie Clements of the Town of Vernon, and his two grandchildren Shaun and Zachary Dahlen of Westby.

He is further survived by his brother Bruce (Dawn) Clements of Houston, Texas; his in-laws Don and Dorie Polzin of New London, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 10, from 3:30PM until the time of the 5:30PM memorial service at First Congregational UCC, 100 E. Broadway Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Brittany Barber will preside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the church (address above).

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.

For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.