Ed Clementz, 88

Edward George Clementz, age 88, of Las Vegas, formerly of Constantine, died December 6, 2017 in Las Vegas. He was born September 27, 1929 the oldest son of Robert E & Luvetta B (Daniels) Clementz. Ed graduated from White Pigeon High School, where he played on the basketball and baseball teams. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. On January 27, 1951, he married Charlene M. Hamilton at Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine. She preceded him in death in 2013. They enjoyed 62½ years together, traveling throughout the US, including a trip to Hawaii and wintering in Las Vegas and Arizona.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church Constantine, serving on Church Council, Building Committee, assisted with Men’s Breakfast for Easter and other Church celebrations. Ed was employed at the Constantine Creamery for 44 years retiring in 1996. He was a Life Time Member and past Commander of Constantine American Legion, ran bingo games, assisted with the boat races, marched in Memorial Day and 4th of July Parades as color and honor guard. Ed assisted in many military funerals and participated as a color guard for the Constantine Falcon Football Games.

He served as Assistant Fire Chief, and volunteer fireman for over 20 years, and helped with numerous fish fries and fundraisers for the firetrucks and rescue squad. Ed was an avid U of M fan, Constantine Falcon fan and honorary Wickenburg AZ Wranglers fan.

After selling his home in Constantine he relocated to Las Vegas to live with his daughter and son-in-law, summer of 2014. He enjoyed the weather and trips around CA, AZ, and NV. Special thanks to his son-in-law Doug for being Ed’s caretaker for past 18 months.

Surviving are daughter Lou Ann (Doug) Pippenger, Las Vegas NV, son Douglas E. Clementz, Wickenburg, AZ, grandchildren Joshua Rogers, Elizabeth (JR) Brink, Las Vegas, John (Shawn) Pippenger, Kristal (James) Jourdan, Michigan; 11 great grandchildren; brothers George Clementz, Rodger (Connie) Clementz, Daniel (Cathy) Clementz, all of Michigan, sister Jane (Perry) Shepherd, and sister-in law Pat Clementz, Michigan, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Charlene, grandson Matthew Rogers, and brother Donald Clementz.

Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received from 10 to 11AM on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Messiah Lutheran Church. Memorial services will follow at 11AM with Pastor Kathy Schuen officiating. Memorials may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church, Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, NV or Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas, NV. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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