John Joseph Clapham, 84
Jan. 18, 1932 -- June 26, 2016

John Joseph ClaphamMr. John Joseph Clapham, age 84, of Saukville, passed away at the Harbor Club in Port Washington on June 26, 2016. John was born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Grafton, the son of Arthur and Anne (nee Beschta) Clapham.

John attended St. Maryís High School and Port Washington High School. He later went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps.

John enjoyed his 30-year career with the Grafton Post Office, where he was employed until his first retirement. John truly enjoyed the friends he met along his route. He then went on to work for Dyne Systems for 20 years, before retiring once again. John was a proud member of the Grafton American Legion Post 355. He was an avid knife collector and a concertina player. John was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lorna (nee Mathews): children, Ellen (Larry) Kniess and Carol (Jeff) Folz; daughter-in-law, Martha Clapham; grandchildren, Jack and Margaret Clapham, Jenna and Alex Folz and Gary (Kayla) Kniess; and great-grandchild, Jeffrey John Kniess.

John is preceded in death by his son, Daniel; grandson, Jordan Folz: sisters, Harriet (Lester) Hoffmann and Rita (Elroy) Scheer; and brother, Robert (Rosemary) Clapham.

He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016, at St. John the XXIII Parish, Immaculate Conception Church (145 W. Church St., Saukville) at 6:30 p.m. with Father Pat Wendt presiding. Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the time of Mass. John will be laid to rest with full military honors during a private family committal Service at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to The American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718) or

Johnís family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Harbor Club, Horizon Hospice and his Comfort Keeper care givers for all the care and compassion they provided John.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at