“Bert” Clements, age 69, of Random Lake, passed away at home on Friday
morning, May 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Coal City, Indiana, on Dec. 21, 1945, daughter of Max and Coleta
“Katie” (Hunter) Slough.
She attended grade school and graduated from high school in Coal City, Indiana.
She later earned a business degree from a technical college in Terre Haute,
On Feb. 18, 1968, she married George Clements in Coal City. The couple resided
there for a few months before moving to Wisconsin.
Bert was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia.
She was very active in the Washington County 4-H Club and worked as a
teacher’s aide in the Kewaskum School District for several years.
Bert and George have been involved in raising llamas and alpacas for the last 21
years on their farm in Random Lake.
Over the years she became an accomplished fiber artist, using the fibers from
her animals. For many years she taught classes in a variety of mediums
including: rug hooking, spinning, weaving, knitting and felting. Her works have
been displayed at numerous shows across the country and have won several awards.
Survivors include her husband
George of Random Lake; three children, Mark (Jessica) Clements of Oshkosh,
Angela (Dennis) Schmidt of Madison and Heather (Frank) Lomis of Random Lake;
five grandchildren, Nora, Makayla, Conner, Seth and Owen; parents, Max and Katie
Slough of Linton, Indiana; one brother, Rick (Nancy) Slough of Worthington,
Indiana; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Greg) Hand of California and Mary Kaye (Roy)
Seigfreid of Chicago; and one brother-inlaw, David Clements of California. She
is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 5 p.m. at Zion United
Methodist Church in Batavia. The Rev. Hap Itson, pastor of the church, will
Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of
services. Interment will be in the Zion United Methodist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Bert’s name for
the American Cancer Society. Donations can be made online at donate.cancer. org.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the
family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.