Skip to main content

Obituary: Clarence E. Stange

Jan 01, 2016 01:00PM ● Published by Jim

Clarence E. Stange

Clarence E. Stange, age 91 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Rainbow Hospice Care in Johnson Creek.

Clarence was born on December 18, 1924 on the family farm in rural Juneau, the son of Herman and Ella (Knoll) Stange. From 1950-52, he proudly served his country in the United States Army, working in communications and serving as a corporal during the Korean War. He later served in the Army Reserves and enjoyed getting together over the years with fellow comrades in Dodge County. Clarence was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Keel on September 17, 1955 at Trinity Church - United Methodist in Beaver Dam. Together they enjoyed 55 years of marriage.  Clarence worked as an apprentice for a local mason and barn equipment salesman.  He later took over the business naming it Stange Sales & Service.  

Clarence enjoyed traveling and it didn't matter if it was by plane, train or automobile.  Clarence and Mary loved traveling together, as well as taking camping trips with the family.  In recent years he looked forward to trips up north to the cabin and pontoon boat rides on Musser Lake. A road trip to the local casino was always welcome too.  Clarence was very musically inclined, playing the banjo, harmonica, drums and button box accordion. He also loved dancing with his wife.  He enjoyed many different radio programs, most notably the local Barn Show. 

His family was always very important to Clarence. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed creating traditions, like Park Plaza Pizza Nights and shooting pool together. His family still continues to shoot pool after being taught by Clarence on the pool table he originally bought. He was a member of Trinity Church - United Methodist and was proudly escorted to Washington DC by daughter, Rachel, on the Badger Honor Flight in May 2013. His pranks and loving demeanor will be dearly missed.

Clarence is survived by his children, Brent (Cheri) Stange, Rebecca (Michael) Wissell and Rachel (Joseph) Meier, all of Beaver Dam; his former son-in-law, Jeff Beyer of Beaver Dam; his grandchildren, Ryan Kline, Cory Beth (Michael) Gade, Adam (fiancée Becky Jo Wade) Beyer, Madelyn (Mark) Buchda, Molly Wissell; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Brandon Kline, Eli and Henry Buchda; siblings, Herman Stange of Horicon, Evaline (Herb) Lidtke of Beaver Dam, Frederick (Mary) Stange of Juneau, Helen Zwieg of Watertown; sister-in-law, Mildred Bunkoske of Horicon and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ellen in 2011; his daughter, Laura Lee Beyer in 2003; his parents-in-law; his brothers, Earl and Milton; his sister, Ethel Nedow and other relatives.

A funeral service for Clarence will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Church - United Methodist, 308 Oneida St., Beaver Dam with Rev. Jeff Nicholas officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Leipsig Cemetery, town of Beaver Dam with graveside military honors provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post 146.

Visitation for Clarence will take place on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam and also on Saturday, prior to the funeral at church, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com

Obituaries obituary
  • Tour de Marsh

    09/23/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • The Don Reilly Race the Parks Cardiac Run/Walk is now in its 11th year of honoring the memory of ...


  • Natural Soap Making

    09/23/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    Instructor: Mary Thomas Location: TAG Center Fee: $15 Per Person Registration Deadline: Septem...


  • Sam Fazio Trio

    09/23/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Hip, elegant and bold, crooner Sam Fazio puts a wonderful new spin on the Great American Songbook...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/24/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/24/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Purpose Workshop

    09/24/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/25/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/26/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Evening Meet Up

    09/26/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/27/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Morning Meet Up

    09/27/2017
    08:30AM — 09:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/27/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/28/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Active Play Meet Up

    09/28/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/28/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Flavors on Main Progressive Dinner Fundraiser

    09/28/2017
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    Come support a local organization that is making waves, moving mountains & changing the community...


  • Books & Beer with Author Christine Keleny

    09/28/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us as we talk with author Christine Keleny about her historical fiction novel "Rosebloom". S...


  • Tour de Marsh

    09/29/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    09/29/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...



High School Sports
Weekly Recipes