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Donald Robert Clementz

Donald Robert Clementz
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Donald Robert Clementz

August 11, 2017

Service Details
Don’s burial service will take place Wednesday August 16 at 11:00 at the Calhoun Cemetery (Banker St. and Burgener). A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers at 12:00 with a luncheon following.

There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. The family will be greeting friends at the church.  


Obituary Notice

Donald Robert Clementz passed peacefully Friday, August 11. Don, a lifelong resident of St. Joseph County, was born in Three Rivers, August 5, 1936, to Robert and Luvetta (Daniels) Clementz. He is survived by his four brothers and one sister: Edward Clementz, Las Vegas, Nevada, George Clementz, Centreville, Rodger Clementz, Colon, Dan Clementz, Hulbert, MI and Jane Shepherd, White Pigeon.

After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1959 to 1962, Don returned to his roots in St. Joseph County.
 On December 21, 1963, Don married Patricia Page Halferty, daughter of Donald and Shirley Halferty, White Pigeon. Four sons, Jon (Teresa), Eric (Christina), Clay (Maria), and Cameron were born, grew up and attended school in Centreville, also Don’s Alma Mater. Don worked for L.E. Brueck Construction for several years before starting his own construction company. In 1990, he went to work at Burr Oak Tool before retiring in 2003. Don and Pat took many trips around the country until he was incapacitated by Parkinson’s disease.

Dearly loved by his five grandchildren Leah, Matthew, Jonathan, Rebecca, and Remi, he will be missed for his quiet strength and gentle personality. As a long time athlete and sports fan, Don was a strong supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic endeavors; basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer. Many hours were spent cheering them on.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be given in Don’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers, the National Parkinson Foundation, or the St. Joseph County Animal Shelter.

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15 comments on article "Donald Robert Clementz"

Lisa DeLeo

Oh Clementz family I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories with all of you. Your dad always had a great smile and even sometimes a smirk if we were getting into trouble. It was always great to see him taking his walks along the road. You could tell he just loved being outside. Sending you all hugs and prayers at this very difficult time. Take comfort in all of the wonderful memories. Love, Lisa

Sharon peterman

Chrissy so sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. Much sympathy to you and your family.



Vicki Pongracz DeVoy

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a very nice man who always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.

Michelle Harrold

I'm so sorry for the loss of Don. He was a good man.

Prayers for all the family for comfort and peace.

Al Alexander

To the entire Clementz family, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Don was a great man and the world is a little less kind without him.

Jean Wiedenbeck

Don Clementz was a fine husband, father & grandfather. He was a quiet man that was always dependable & hard working.

Debbie (Miller) Davis

I am sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I am out of the area and can't be there for the services, but know that I am with you in spirit. Don was a special person, a great neighbor, and will be dearly missed.

Sandra Wahl Russell


So sorry for your loss. Always remember the good times.


Keith Little

My prayers go out to the entire Clementz family! He was a great man and may he rest in peace.

Laurie Preston

So sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a parent at any age. I feel blessed to have met him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.H

Michelle(Cossairt) Ames

So sorry for you loss. May he Rest In Peace.

Kim Wilder

So sorry for your loss. My dad, Gene Brueck, sends his love to the family. He wishes he could be with you during this difficult time. He has many fond memories of Don. Rest In Peace Don.

Jan & Bob Hubbard

So sorry for the family . May you find comfort knowing how much his was loved .God Bless

Sharon and Roger Rumsey

Condolences to Pat and all the family. He will be missed. Great guy!

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