Clint M. Griswold

Clint M. Griswold, 19, of West Bend, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 14, 2011, at his residence.

He was born May 24, 1991, in Milwaukee to Timothy and Renee (nee Spaulding) Griswold.

Clint attended West Bend schools and graduated from West Bend East High School with the class of 2009. His real passion in life was spending time in the outdoor classroom of the northwoods where he excelled in hunting and fishing. By the age of 3 he had already caught bigger fish than most grown men. His dream was to become a guide on the Chippewa Flowage in Hayward.

He also loved to wrestle and wrestled with the West Bend Wildcats, eventually lettering in the sport at West Bend East. He worked hard and played passionately in every sport he participated in, which always made him especially fun to watch.

Clint could warm a room with his smile, wore his heart for all to see and was deeply loved by so many. This love for him will be carried on forever in the hearts of his parents, Tim and Renee of West Bend; his sisters, Jessica Griswold of Oshkosh and Jennifer Griswold of Canada; his grandparents, Laverne "Popeye" and Mavis Siewert of Readfield, and Claudia and the late Dick Spaulding of Milwaukee. Also carrying on this love will be his aunts and uncles, Debbie Griswold of Germantown, Jim Griswold of Milwaukee, Terry Griswold of New London, Rick (Monica) Spaulding of Waukesha, Robb (fiancée, Karen Novy) Spaulding of Cleveland, Randy (Amy) Spaulding of West Bend, Ron (Clare) Spaulding of Sheboygan and Rodney (Susan) Spaulding of Wauwatosa. Clint reveled most in the love he will forever receive from his many cousins, Erin McLaughlin, Chad McLaughlin, Rick (fiancée, Sara) Spaulding, T.J. Spaulding, Savanna Spaulding, Joe Spaulding, Melissa Spaulding, Curtis (fiancée, Abby) Spaulding, Andrew (Laura) Spaulding, Glenn (Jamie Martin) Spaulding, Sarah Spaulding, Elizabeth Spaulding, Amanda (Jason) Baltz, Cassie (Joe) Erato, Katie (Matt) Wessel, Claire Spaulding, Randy Spaulding, Jack Spaulding, Allie Spaulding, Callahan Spaulding, Lauren Spaulding, Evan Spaulding and Jacob Spaulding. Clint will be deeply missed by his best friends, Ranger and Ace.

Visitation for Clint will be Sunday, March 20, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend from 4 p.m. until a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 21, beginning at 9 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 8200 W. Denver Ave., Milwaukee. Clint’s grand-uncle, Father Bert Thelen, S.J., will be presiding at all services.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at

The Griswold and Spaulding families would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many people who have offered their love and support during this extremely difficult time. Clint’s life was not long enough for us, but your care for us helps heal our broken hearts. A special thank you also to Scott Schmidt and the kind people of Schmidt Funeral Home for their compassionate care as well.