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Kenneth Paul Clements

February 29, 2020 | 3 comments

Kenneth Paul Clements, 78, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, February 28th, 2020 at his home. Ken was the oldest of eleven children born on August 30th, 1941 to Paul and Luella (Newberg) Clements.  Ken was married to Sharon Suchanek on January 6th, 1964 in Waukon Iowa.

Ken worked as a welder at Trane Company for forty-one years and retired in 2002.

After retirement he filled his time as the Treasurer of the Team Bass Club and ran their Bass Taxi for local fishing tournaments for many years. Ken was known in the community for making and repairing fishing rods, but that was just a portion of the talent and handiness that he showed with all projects he was a part of. Dad, Grandpa Ken or Kenny was always the person we relied to for anything we needed. Kenny was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife Sharon; three daughters Julie (Jay) Rand of Placerville, CA, Sherry (Rob), Penfield of Onalaska, WI and Lisa (Todd) Dolato of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren Lee (Michelle), Lindsey (Joe), Laura (Brian), Jessica, Madison and Trenton; and four great grandchildren Oliver, Thea, Aedan and Madelyn. Ken is also survived by nine brothers and sisters; Ron (Pat) Clements, Pat McClone, Mary (Mike) Stoetzel, Paulette Marks, Sandy (Mike) Miller, Sue (Gary) Bay, Sharon Maier, Steve (Joan) Clements and Greg (Gretchen) Clements, one sister-in-law Carol (Glen) Carson and more than a few nieces and nephews.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his father (Paul), mother (Luella), and brother (Wayne).

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on March 6th, 2020 at Shepherd of Hills Lutheran Church, 1215 Redwood Street, Onalaska, W.I officiated by Pastor Baumgarn. Internment will be held at the Onalaska City Cemetery with reception to follow at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI.

Visitations will be held on Thursday, March 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Prairie Room at The Gathering Place, and also from 10 am until the time of service on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at the Church.  Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank the Onalaska Police Department and the Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance.



  1. Roberta and Mike Stout

    Dear Sherry and family—-We were so sorry to hear you lost your husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather! I know you all have wonderful memories to cherish to help you through the difficult times in days to come. Please known we have you on our thoughts and prayers.

    May Ken Rest In Peace.

    Blessings to you all. Roberta and Mike Stout

  2. Connie Swanson-Peterson

    Dear Julie and family, I’m very sorry for the loss of your dad. May you find peace in the memories and comfort in each other. Connie Swenson-Peterson

  3. Don Knower

    Dear Sherri and family. You have my sympathy for your loss of Kenny.I send you all big hugs. I know you all have great memories you can hold on to to help get through this difficult time.I am sure he is looking for the the best fishing hole in heaven already.I have you in my thoughts and prayers.With my greatest Sympathy, Don Knower


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