Clarence E."Clank" Schlueter

Clarence E."Clank" Schlueter, 80, of Belleville, Illinois, born Tuesday, May 8, 1928, in Belleville, Illinois, died Monday, September 8, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Schlueter worked for 25 years as a Tool & Die Maker for Marex. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL, Elder Society, Fireside Club, past church council president, past president of St. Paul's Home Board, St. Clair Lodge #24 AF & AM, past patron of Belleville #423 O.E.S., past patron of Queen City Chapter #697 O.E.S., past grand patron of Illinois O.E.S., Demolay Legion of Honor, past president of District #118 Board of Education, Board of Directors Belleville Public Library and a U.S. Korean war Army veteran.

He is preceded in death by:

  • His wife, Corrinne H. nee Knecht Schlueter
  • Parents, Julius H. & Elizabeth nee Werner Schlueter
  • Brother, Harold Schlueter
  • Sister, Helen Schlueter
  • Sister, Lorretta Schlueter
  • Lorene Skogland
He is survived by:
  • Daughter, Karen J. (Carl) Buehler of Swansea, IL
  • Daughter, Jan L. (Kevin) Wiggs of Belleville, IL
  • Sister, Mildred Florreich of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Julia (Jim) Wideman
    • David (Ashley) Buehler
    • Nicole (Graham) Alvey
    • Ryan (Sarah Snyder) Wiggs
    • Great-Grandchildren
      • Morgan Leigh Buehler
      • James Edward Wideman IV
  • Dear Nieces & Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Eastern Star Home, Illinois Masonic Home in Sullivan, IL or St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call 2-8 P.M., Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. There will be an Eastern Star Services at 7pm & a Masonic services at 7:30pm at the funeral home. There will also be a visitation from 10-11 A.M., Monday, September 15, 2008 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 15, 2008 at Saint Paul United Church of Christ, with Rev. Andrew Kramer officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL