Died Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Nye Courte in Fremont.
Clarence was born on May 18, 1930 at home on the farm near Ames, Nebraska to Victor and Clara 'Eggers' Kluge. He attended District #2 School in Ames before moving with his family to a farm near Scribner. He attended District 12 school and graduated from Scribner High School in 1948. He continued to work on the farm until 1951 when he entered the United States Army. He served in Germany. In 1952 he returned to the farm near Scribner. On September 25, 1955 he married Marcella M. 'Sally' Wegner at Trinity Lutheran Church west of Scribner. Clarence was a farmer most of his life. He also 'ran the sheller' for Marv Wietfield, drove truck for Lyle Westphalen and school bus for the Scribner-Snyder School District.
Clarence was a member of St. John's Ridgeley Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 121 of Scribner and VFW Post #4912 of West Point.
Daughters - Becky (Reed Muller) Westphalen of Fremont
Patty (Steve) Popken of Scribner
Grandchildren - Abby (Eric) Smeal, Ashley (Nate Tolle) Westphalen,
Adam (Karlie Robertson) Popken, Tyler (Katlyn) Popken
Great grandchildren - Merrit and Bennit Smeal, Amerah Tolle, Thomas Popken and Olivia Walker
Sisters-in-law - Shirley Martin of Valparaiso and Anne Wegner of Scribner
Brothers-in-law - Douglas McCabe of Fremont, Clifford Wegner of Fremont
Richard (Rhonda) Wegner of Fremont
Clarence was preceded in death by his Wife Sally after 55 years of marriage, parents, son-in-law Lyle Westphalen and sister Elaine Harms.
The funeral will be 10:30am, Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at St. John's Ridgeley Lutheran Church southwest of Scribner, burial with Military Honors will follow in the Scribner Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church or the Scribner Volunteer Fire or Rescue Departments. Visitation will be Monday, February 20, 2023 at the Ludvigsen's Scribner Funeral Chapel in Scribner from 4pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm.
Ludvigsen's Scribner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online guestbook at www.hooper-scribner.com
Debra ClaussenNORTH BEND, NE Friday, March 10, 2023 Sorry to hear of Uncle Clarences passing, he was a great guy. Loved his antics at family gatherings, especially his magic teeth... He can now play cards with Uncle Pork, again.
Linda WegnerBellevue, NE Monday, February 20, 2023 Sorry to hear about your loss, sending my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.
Jerry DahlRapid City, SD Monday, February 20, 2023 A wonderful friend of our family and a memorable member of the community. My sincere sympathies to his loved ones.
Lynn and Joleen WooldrikScribner, NE Monday, February 20, 2023 Sorry to hear of your loss, may your memories help get you through this difficult time.
Michelle ThurmanNorth bend, NE Saturday, February 18, 2023 I really loved Clarence like my grandpa enjoyed his stories and always had a hello how are u and smile always asking how the kid and family were even tho he didn't know them gonna miss him so much I work at mye square loved him very much Michelle