|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1914|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 2010|
13th of 13 children of MATHEW SYLVESTER CLEMENS & BARBARA NIGON
Born: on the family farm in Cascade Township just outside Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
Died: at age 95
Married (1): Apr 20, 1942, ELIZABETH ANN "BETTY" McGEARY; Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
Married (2): Dec 7, 1991, RITA (PYFFEREON) RHOTEN, Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
Aug 9, 2010, Post Bulletin, Rochester, MN:
The funeral Mass for Joseph W. Clemens will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Kevin Connolly officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.
Joseph W. Clemens died on Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield surrounded by family.
Joseph was born on Oct 1, 1914, to Matthew and Barbara (Nigon) Clemens, on the family farm in Southwest Rochester. He graduated in 1933 from St. John's High School. On Apr 20, 1942, he married Elizabeth (Betty) McGeary. Betty passed away on Apr 8, 1981. On Dec 7, 1991, he married Rita Rhoten. The couple lived in Rochester Towers, and spent many winters in Apache Junction, AZ. Rita passed away Oct 15, 2007. In Nov 2007, Joseph moved to Southeast Rochester to reside with a son and a daughter, and then moved to the Shorewood Senior Campus in Jul of 2009. He recently had moved to Chosen Valley Nursing Home.
Joseph had farmed in Northwest Rochester until he semi-retired in 1979. He then farmed in Byron until he was in his late eighties.
Joseph is survived by eight children: two daughters and six sons. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, a daughter, and infant son, a son-in-law. three brothers, seven sisters and his parents.
Macken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Upon excavating Joe's grave in preparation for his burial, found were fragments of two additional caskets, just pieces of wood. The family surmised that these could be Dorothy, Joe's sister who died in 1903 at 4 months, and Joe's son, William Joseph Clemens, who was 3rd-born between Martha and Michael and died as an infant in 1947.
Mathew Sylvester Clemens (1874 - 1947)
Barbara Nigon Clemens (1873 - 1937)
Elizabeth Ann McGeary Clemens (1917 - 1981)
Rita Elizabeth Pyfferoen Clemens (1921 - 2007)
Rita Elizabeth Pyfferoen Rhoten (1921 - 2007)*
Joan Elizabeth Clemens Schwantz (1945 - 1987)*
William Joseph Clemens (1947 - 1947)*
Mary Anne Clemens Wallerich (1899 - 1994)*
Elizabeth Barbara Clemens (1900 - 1996)*
Amelia Rose Clemens Conway (1902 - 1972)*
Dorothy Clemens (1903 - 1903)*
Aloysius Michael Clemens (1904 - 1929)*
Carl John Clemens (1905 - 1986)*
Ann Cecilia Helen Clemens (1908 - 2003)*
Agnes Catherine Clemens Hauser (1909 - 2005)*
Anna Frances Clemens Walsh (1911 - 1995)*
Lawrence Matthew Clemens (1912 - 1978)*
Joseph William Clemens (1914 - 2010)
Note: Died at age 95
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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