F, b. July 29, 1904, d. July 1983
- Birth: Antonette VanLaanen was born on July 29, 1904 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Death: She died in July 1983, at age ~79, in Omaha, Douglas Co, Nebraska.
Ray Duane Clumpner
M, b. August 8, 1892, d. January 1979
- Birth: Ray Duane Clumpner was born on August 8, 1892 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died in January 1979, at age 86, in Omaha, Douglas Co, Nebraska.
William Duane Clumpner
M, b. November 27, 1928, d. September 24, 2017
- Birth: William Duane Clumpner was born on November 27, 1928 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Laura Rose Martell were married on May 16, 1953 in Menominee, Menominee Co, Michigan.
- Death: William Duane Clumpner died on September 24, 2017, at age 88, in Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona.
- Note: William Duane "Bill" Clumpner (World War II Veteran), 88, passed away on September 24, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born on November 27, 1928 in Oshkosh, WI to Roy and Antoinette (Van Laanen) Clumpner.
Bill attended Iron Mountain High School in Iron Mountain, Michigan but interrupted his studies by enlisting in the Navy during World War II. After the war he returned to Iron Mountain and completed his secondary education.
After graduation he worked at various jobs in Wisconsin including floor sales at J.C. Penney in Green Bay and as a laborer for his uncle at C.R. Meyer Construction in Oshkosh. In 1953 he was hired by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and spent 32 years with the company as a locomotive engineer and a traveling engineer, a job he loved. .
On May 16, 1953 Bill married the love of his life: Laura Rose Martell of Menominee, Michigan. They would share an intense and passionate marriage until Laura's death on November 17, 1990.
Bill enjoyed retirement in Wisconsin working on the lake cabin, swimming, fly fishing, hunting, vegetable gardening, and looking for the best deal on anything at garage sales (he volunteered at Goodwill for the employee discount). After retiring he discovered Arizona and eventually moved there for the sun and warmer weather and continued to enjoy swimming, sun tanning and looking for bargains. Once a week he could be found with his brother-in-law Terry, attending garage sales and finding the best senior discount lunch. In 2014 Bill felt very privileged to be included in the Badger Honor Flight for Veterans where he was flown to Washington, DC. For the ceremony.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Michelle Zalec, Wilsonville, OR. and sons: Joseph (Deanna) Green Bay, WI, John (Yvonne)Little Suamico, WI, and Matthew (Shelly) Sun Prairie, WI.
Twin sister Gretchen Clumpner, New York, NY sister- in- law Krista ( Jim, dec), Marquette, MI, sister Vicki (Terry) Fanning, Omaha, NE brother Roy (Marg) Ferndale, WA
Grandchildren: Angel Clumpner, Green Bay, WI Frank Javes, Portland OR., Carson, Addison, Liam Clumpner, Sun Prairie, WI. and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and treasured friends.
Bill was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife of 35 years Laura, sister Catherine, brother Jim, and son- in- law, Paul Zalec.
Please join the family For A Celebration of His Life on Saturday September 30th 2017, from 2pm-4pm at St. Brendan's, 234 S. Washington St., Green Bay, WI 920-884-8484
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made "In memory of" to St. Jude Hospital 800-822-6344
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2017.
James Joseph Clumpner
M, b. September 8, 1935, d. April 2, 2017
- Birth: James Joseph Clumpner was born on September 8, 1935 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Marriage: He and Jill Harker were married in 1968.
- Divorce: James Joseph Clumpner and Jill Harker were divorced in 1970.
- Death: James Joseph Clumpner died on April 2, 2017, at age 81, in Marquette, Marquette Co, Michigan.
- Note: MARQUETTE, MI – James Joseph Clumpner, age 81, of 902 High Street, Marquette, finished this life and went on to the next. He succumbed to cancer on April 2, 2017, at home, in the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice.
Jim was born in Iron Mountain on September 8, 1935, son of Roy Duane and Antoinette (Van Laanen) Clumpner. He was raised in Iron Mountain, Marquette, and DePere, Wisconsin. He spent his childhood in the woods and rivers whenever he could. He didn’t consider himself a stellar student but as an Air Scout he was the first cadet to fly solo in the United States.
While in high school he was employed working in a garage, bowling alley, then movie theater. In 1954, he enlisted in the United States Army. While in the Army he earned his G.E.D, was trained as an artillery surveyor, and became an instructor in biological, chemical, and nuclear warfare. He served in Puerto Rico and was honorably discharged in 1957. He went on to attend Florida State University, the University of Wisconsin Extension in Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison studying Art. Following a fire in 1960, which destroyed his compiled paintings for his senior art project, he dropped out of university and moved to New York. There he worked in banking, retail, and made a film with Edward Gory. But by 1963 he was back in Wisconsin working construction for his uncle’s business, C.R. Meyer of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The following year found him completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
He began teaching Art in 1965, first for the Brookwood School District in Ontario, WI then as the district art coordinator in Cudahy, WI. He went back to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin studying furnace glassblowing and was a lab assistant for Harvey Littleton, considered the founder of American furnace glass.
In 1968 he married Jill Harker of Neenah, WI. It was not a successful marriage and ended in divorce in 1970. Jim went on to complete his Masters in Art Education that year. He then assisted in the formation of two alternative schools including the Malcolm Shabaz school in Madison, WI. He worked in Portland, OR with friends forming the Bullseye Glass Factory. He also was the director of the Madison Art Center School for several years. He directed and supervised the Mainstream Art Project of Dane County, Wisconsin with a project staff of five. When not employed in the art field, he worked construction and maintenance for landlords in Madison, WI. In 1982, he met Krista Ellis of Shawano, WI. On September 1, 1984, they married in Madison, Wisconsin. Jim continued working as a teacher in the arts teaching adult education at Edgewood College in Madison. As an artist, he completed twenty panels of etched plastic lit by light pipes for the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI.
In March of 1985 they moved to Iowa City, IA where Jim worked as a substitute teacher. In 1986 they moved to Mt. Pleasant, MI then Blanchard, MI and started a family. In 1990 they moved to Marquette, MI when Krista took a position at Northern Michigan University. By this time, Jim was a full-fledged caretaker for their two children and “houseband” of the family – cleaning, cooking, chauffeuring, maintenance, and anything else that needed doing.
He started painting again, served on the Marquette Arts Council, joined the Lake Superior Art Association and eventually joined their board. For years he helped with Art on the Rocks and Glacier Glide. He was also involved in the Liberty Children’s Art Project in Negaunee, the Marquette County Democratic Party, and local educational issues. He lived throughout the United States from New York to Oregon, from Alaska to Puerto Rico having adventures as varied as snorkeling to avalanche patrol, and working for Macy’s to medic duties during the riots of the 1960’s. His recreational pursuits included canoeing, kayaking, hiking, blueberry picking, and gardening.
Survivors include his wife Krista (Ellis) Clumpner and two children, Ellisa of Minneapolis, MN and Joseph of Marquette; two brothers William Clumpner of Phoenix, AZ and Roy (Margaret) Clumpner of Bellingham, WA; two sisters Gretchen Clumpner of Manhattan, NY and Mary Victoria (Terry) Fanning of Omaha, NE; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine, sister-in-law Laura Clumpner, and ex-wife Jill Clumpner.
Jim did not wish for a funeral or service. Instead he asks that an act of kindness be done in memory of him.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Lake Superior Hospice for the many kindnesses extended to Jim and his family, to the congregation of the Unity Church, and to the medical staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lake Superior Hospice of Marquette, the Lake Superior Art Association, or the CREATE project of Ishpeming.
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F, b. December 14, 1942, d. February 20, 1943
- Birth: Catherine Clumpner was born on December 14, 1942 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Death: She died on February 20, 1943, at age 0, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
Laura Rose Martell
F, b. December 13, 1928, d. November 17, 1990
- Birth: Laura Rose Martell was born on December 13, 1928 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Marriage: She and William Duane Clumpner were married on May 16, 1953 in Menominee, Menominee Co, Michigan.
- Death: Laura Rose Martell died on November 17, 1990, at age 61.
Mary Anne VanLaanen
F, b. September 7, 1906
- Birth: Mary Anne VanLaanen was born on September 7, 1906 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
J Arthur Hayes
M, b. September 21, 1900, d. August 17, 1972
- Birth: J Arthur Hayes was born on September 21, 1900 in Mattoon, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on August 17, 1972, at age 71, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
M, b. January 6, 1936, d. January 6, 1936
- Birth: John Hayes was born on January 6, 1936 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Death: He died on January 6, 1936, at age 0, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
M, b. January 6, 1936, d. January 6, 1936
- Birth: Arthur Hayes was born on January 6, 1936 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Death: He died on January 6, 1936, at age 0, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
Joseph Howard VanLaanen
M, b. December 13, 1908, d. April 9, 1957
- Birth: Joseph Howard VanLaanen was born on December 13, 1908 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Death: He died on April 9, 1957, at age 48, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
Therese Eleanor VanLaanen
F, b. October 3, 1911, d. December 9, 1975
- Birth: Therese Eleanor VanLaanen was born on October 3, 1911 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
- Death: She died on December 9, 1975, at age 64, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
Agnes Gertrude McMahon
F, b. November 18, 1927, d. August 9, 2017
- Birth: Agnes Gertrude McMahon was born on November 18, 1927.
- Marriage: She and Clarence J Rockey were married on February 26, 1949.
- Death: Agnes Gertrude McMahon died on August 9, 2017, at age 89.
- Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Agnes Rockey (89) of Green Bay, returned home to her Heavenly Father on August 9, 2017. She was proud of her 100% Irish heritage and was born to Catherine Kane and Stephen McMahon on November 18, 1927. She grew up in Friendship, New York with her three sisters, Marie (Allen), Theresa (Allen) and Ellen (Dorsett). She spent her summers during the Depression on her Uncle Bill and Aunt Katie's farm.
When she graduated from high school she headed to Washington, DC where she worked for a colonel in the Marine Corps. She had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and asked a young sailor if he would be her escort. His name was Clarence Rockey and they were later married on February 26, 1949. They were married for 63 years until his passing in 2012.
Agnes dedicated most of her life raising her ten children: Mary (James) Angerer, Daniel (Dianna), Dennis (Tina), Edward (Connie), David (Linda), Jeanette (John) Orr, Susan (David) Torbenson, Sally (Lance) Hanson, Gail, and Nancy (Charles) Dye. Agnes enjoyed her many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren - especially all the babies!
Agnes loved playing golf, bowling, and tennis with her husband and family. She enjoyed music and every day after her husband returned from work, they would dance around in the living room (with their dog, Chico barking!). She also enjoyed attending Packers games and was especially happy she took a train to the very first Super Bowl in California (they won!). Agnes was a wonderful bridge player and would even find a way to win after her husband's "crazy" bids. The couple moved from Appleton, Wisconsin to Huntsville, Alabama in 1979 and Agnes enjoyed volunteering for Catholic Charities. In 1990, she accompanied her husband on a one-year adventure to the island of Kwajalein in the South Pacific. During retirement she enjoyed trips to Florida during the winter months and summers in Wisconsin. She also loved playing solitaire on her bed while she watched her favorite soap opera she called "Victor" (Young and the Restless).
In her final years, Agnes spent time at Curative Connections (Reflections) where she was greeted each morning with, "St. Agnes!" Suffering for years from Alzheimer's disease, she was indeed a saint who brought so much joy to so many. She loved her time at Reflections and her family will always be grateful to the staff for the meaningful, fun, and compassionate time she spent there.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church (3009 Bay Settlement Road) in Green Bay on November 18, 2017 at 11:00 am. Following the service, a luncheon for family and friends will be served at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (651 Pinehurst Street) in Green Bay. We will celebrate her life and her 90th birthday together!