Date of Death: April 1, 2024

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted; a celebration of his life will be held in the summer.

Obituary Notice

Aris Vilemson, 87, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 7, 1937 in Saldus, Latvia, the son of Jakobs and Valija (Dekšnieks) Vilemsons.

Aris served in the United States Army for eight years – four active and four reserve.

He became a certified engineer receiving his education through Ohio State, and started at Western Electric which then became Bell and later AT&T, from which he retired at age 53.

Aris enjoyed singing in the Latvian Men’s Choir, woodworking, tennis, and golf. He was an excellent bread maker – everyone loved his Latvian Rye Bread. He attended the Latvian Evangelical Church of Kalamazoo.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his daughter, Ramona (Robert) Clucas; grandchildren, Mara (Greg) House and Mark Clucas (Francheska Angel Kagawa); brothers, Aivars (Gundega) Vilemsons and Modris (Alice) Vilemsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Silvia.

Additional Information

In lieu of flowers, donations in Aris’ memory may be directed to Latvian Center Garezers or to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Aris …. we worked together many years ago at A T & T . Tom Sweda would always keep me in touch with the fellas we worked with….
    Aris was a very nice and gentle man – he will be missed….
    Latvian Rye Bread, sounds like something I think I would like to make one day
    Take care …
    Joseph Ciesiel

  2. Ari, I’ll miss your big laugh and sense of humor. We had some good times together. I’m glad I talked you into retiring. It’s been an honor to be your friend.

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