Obituaries

Charles Francis Clemen – Backus

Charles Francis Clemen, age 79, of Backus, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was born to Henry H. and Edna A. Clemen on December 17, 1942, in Dyersville, IA.
Chuck married Clara Avis on June 19, 1965, in Manchester, IA, and they had 2 sons, Larry and Raymond. The couple later divorced. He married Gloria A. Nelson on February 28, 1971 and they had one son, Clinton. They also divorced. Chuck married Joanne White on April 11, 1998.
Chuck worked for his brother, Dick Clemen, at C&D Construction and retired after 36 years of natural gas pipeline construction. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming with friends and family and barbecuing pork with his best friend, Jody Klima.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne; children: Larry Clemen of Pine River, Clinton Clemen (Sandy) of Milford, IA; grandchildren: Brian (Stephanie), Melanie and Brittany Clemen, Heather Wuebker (Jesse), Angela Olson (Harvey), Jody Gunderson (Tim), Chad Wuebker; 15 great grandchildren: Jase and Gemma Clemen, Maverick Clemen, Savannah, Mara, Adan Wuebker, Mariah, Mason, Kadianes, Grady, Harvey Joe Olson, Lilli, Gracie, Jackson Gunderson, Gage Wuebker, and Bruno; siblings: Bernadette Fessler of Earlville, IA, Jean Palmer (Roger) of Manchester, IA, Darlene Kafer of Manchester, IA; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters: Mary Catherine Helmrich, Dorothy Helmrich, Theresa Pape; 3 brothers: Robert Clemen, Richard Clemen and Ken Clemen; and son, Raymond Clemen.
Services will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 3, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be in Norwood Cemetery, Jenkins Township.

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