Clarence Guse, of West Bend, died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend at the age of 92.
He was born on Oct. 19, 1913 in Kekoske to the late Paul and Cecilia (Nee Keller) Guse. After his marriage to Mae Koll on April 29, 1939 at Holy Angels Catholic Church the couple settled in Kekoske until 1941 when they came to West Bend where he was employed at the former West Bend Aluminum Company for seven years prior to learning the finish carpenter trade. He worked as a carpenter for Hron Bros. Construction and then for Winninghoff and Bradley Construction until moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in 1957. While in Ft. Lauderdale, he built and sold 95 homes. In 1959 he moved back to West Bend and he became employed at the WB Corp. until retiring in 1962, after which he did small carpentry jobs for many people in the West Bend area, Clarence loved to play sheepshead, was a volunteer driver for the Meal on Wheels program, also was a member of the Young at Hearts Club at St. Frances Cabrini Church and a member of the Fr. Casper Rehrl Council 1964 Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Mae, of 66 years, three children: Carol (Kenneth) Leitheiser of Groveland, Fla., Ronald (Janet) and Daniel (Lois) of West Bend; nine grandchildren; 17-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ervin (Isabelle) of Mayville; a sister, Alice (Tony) Sorgent of Mayville; a brother-in-law, Robert Cravillian of Appleton; Mae’s sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bradley of Appleton and Gladys Koll of Chiton; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, four sisters, one brother, five brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 at 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Fr. Gerald Britain presiding.
Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday from 4 until 6:45 p.m.
For those who desire, the family has requested that memorials be given to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund.
The Schmidt Funeral Home is serving the family.
Clarence’s family wants to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Cedar Lake Health Care Center and the nurses and staff at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital for the loving care given to our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather during his recent illness.