Delbert Clavette, 100
March 21, 1917 ó Dec. 21, 2017
Delbert Clavette, age 100, of Richfield, passed away Dec. 21, 2017. Del
was born in Laona on March 21, 1917 to James and Alma (nee Klein)
Clavette of Soperton. He attended Wabeno High School and graduated from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1939.
He served in the 32nd Division of the Army during World War II in the
Pacific, where he once met Gen. Douglas McArthur.
In 1947 he married Jean Marie Gentz of Laona. They lived at Bark Lake,
Hubertus, where they raised eight children. Del worked as a travelling
auditor for PPG Industries to support his family, where some of his
favorite destinations included New Orleans, Death Valley and Butte,
Montana. After his retirement, he was active in The Richfield Lions
Club, serving as its secretary from 1983-2001.
Del was preceded in death by his wife Jean and eldest son Daniel
(Yolanda, Karen and Jean).
He is survived by his children, Michael (Julie), Paul (Kathy), Thad
(Val), Jill Werderman, Patrick (Diane Henrich), James (Barbara) and John
(Sharon). Grandchildren Jean (Drew) Graves, Sam (Jaima), Ben (Angela),
Jennifer (Gerry) Gonzales, Adam (Keri), Amy, Laura (Tony) Giberman,
Timothy (Emily), Bonita, Betsy (Justin) Verville, Brenda, Elizabeth
(Jim) Lavelle, Cora (Patrick) Bartz, Andrew, Alex (Mariah), Joshua
(Sarah), Marrissa, Jacob, Emilie, Jessica and Rebecca. Great-grandkids
Baker, Nolan, Edith, Avalynn, Luis, Savanna, Cruz, Troy, Sara, Owen,
Anna, Sylvia, Marcus, Julien, Katie, Dylan, Willow, Joseph, Linus and
Eleanor. Other friends, relatives and in-laws including Jane Kirsch,
Karl and Loretta Gentz, Phil and Irene Gentz, Bea Gentz, Mary Strand and
many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, from 11 a.m.-1
p.m., followed by a memorial service at the funeral home. Please check
the website for more details.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Richfield Lions Club, 1757
Kettering Ridge, Richfield, WI, 53076, in Delís name would be