Thomas ‘Tom’ P. Clemmerson
June 29, 1945 — Feb. 8, 2018
Thomas “Tom” P. Clemmerson, 72, of LaValle, died Thursday, February 8, 2018. He was born June 29, 1945, in Black River Falls, to Nathan and Ruth (Treu) Clemmerson.
He grew up in the Tomah area. He joined the United States Army and was stationed in Korea and served during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Pamela Cunningham on January 12, 1972, in Washington Park, Ill. They lived in Fort Hood, Texas, before moving to Waukesha, where they lived for over 30 years. Tom worked for Waukesha Industries Engine, which later became GE. He worked on large engines. Later, they settled on a homestead outside of LaValle in 2011. He enjoyed working with his hands, everything from lawn mower engines to car engines. He loved to tear things down and rebuild them. He had a special love for his dogs and his cats. Tom had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. He was always willing to teach somebody something new. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and proud grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pam of LaValle; his children Jackie Clemmerson of LaValle, Tammy (Corey) Anderson of Loganville and Gregory (Misty) Clemmerson of LaValle; 10 grandchildren, Taylor Clemmerson, Nikoli Jacob, Ethen Smith, Kenneth Smith, Angel Stanley, Lilly Clemmerson, Jonathan Knight, Savannah Smith, Nathaniel Clemmerson and Damon Clemmerson; two great-grandchildren, Zaya and Athena Stanley; six brothers and sisters, David (Kathy) Clemmerson of Green Bay, Mary (Kenny) Leitz of Ogden, Utah, Lillian (DeWitt) Zimmerman of Tomah, Sharon (Al) Dawley of Sparta, George (Sharon) Clemmerson of Sparta, James “Jim” (Sandy) Clemmerson of Tomah; four sisters- in-law, Jeanette Clemmerson of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Janet Clemmerson of Mission, Texas, Paula Hamilton of St. Cloud, Fla., and Patricia (Bill) Morgan of Canton, Ga.; his dog Harley; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by thjree brothers, John Clemmerson, Paul Clemmerson and Nathan “Buzzy” Clemmerson.
A funeral service was held on Monday, February 12, at 1 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 Monowau St., Tomah. Pastor Jennifer Clemmerson officiated with military honors by the Grassman-Sowle-Larsen-Senz American Legion Post #201. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends were invited to call on Monday from 11 a.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home until the time of the service.
Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 608-372-2300, is serving the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.