|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1918|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 2009|
Clarence L. Bloomensaat, 91, of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Battle Creek passed away Friday, August 14, 2009 at Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1918 in Valley City, ND the son of Nels and Hazel (Anderson) Bloomensaat.
Clarence grew up in Aneta, North Dakota. He married Vivian Theresa Walker on July 19, 1941 in Battle Creek and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2002. Clarence served from 1938 to January of 1941 in Company E/Second Infantry of the US Army stationed at Fort Custer, Michigan where he received the rank of Sgt. He was recalled to service on June 6, 1944 which he volunteered at the rank of Private First Class. He was immediately assigned to Company C, 11th Armor Infantry Battalion which was assigned to the Italian campaign. He was discharged December 13, 1945, during that campaign he received the American Defense Ribbon, Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal, the EAME Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
He had worked as a milkman for the Andersen Dairy for 28 years and for Sullivan Dairy for three years. Clarence finished his working career as an exterminator for the Michigan Terminix company for six years, retiring in 1978. Clarence was a lifetime member of VFW Post #565 and a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 7. He enjoyed yard work, gardening and riding horses when younger. He was an avid fan of professional wrestling.
Clarence was a member of Maple United Methodist Church where he was on the church Board of Trustees, the building committee and Methodist Men's Club.
Surviving are his children, Keith (Laura) Bloomensaat of Chelsea, Carol A. Phillips of Battle Creek, Leah (Richard) Fulmer of St. Joseph, MO; brother, Herman Semeless of Jamestown, NC, Burton D. Simless of Augusta, GA; 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Bloomensaat; brothers and sisters, Everett Morris, Verna Baker, Frances Ellefson, Leo Simless, Violet Erickson, Jon Skogen, Dorothy Tredway and son-in-law, Blain Phillips.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday from 5 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with Rev. Linda Stoddard officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to D.A.V Chapter Eferd Lynn 7. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com
Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 8/16/2009
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Jean(C.J.Vought)Green
Record added: Aug 21, 2009
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