Obit: De Cremer, Clarence (1916 - 2005)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: De Cremer, Dux

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI.) September 21, 2005

De Cremer, Clarence (Sept. 28, 1916 - Sept. 15, 2005)

Retired Lieutenant Col. Clarence "Deke" De Cremer, age 88, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends on Sept.15, 2005.

He was born Sept. 28, 1916 in Denmark, WI and attended school in Neillsville, Wis. He graduated from County Normal with a teaching certificate. Deke served his country for over 30 years. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and was released in 1976. He served in the famous 9th Armored Division in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge. He also served with the 101st Airborne Division in Bastonge. His platoon was one of the first units to cross the Remageun Bridge. He served for many years with the famous 32nd Infantry Division and at Fort Lewis during the Berlin Crisis. His many decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, two Presidential Unit Citations, three Battle Stars, Army of Occupation medal and numerous other medals and citations. Upon release from the Army, he was employed by the State of Wisconsin, Division of Health. After retirement he did volunteer work for various agencies including the Red Cross. He was happily married to Marion (Dux) De Cremer in 1946.

Surviving is his wife Marion; a son John (Kristin); grandchildren, Meghan, James II and Kirk; and great-grandchild James III. Preceding him in death was a son James.

Clarence has requested that his memorial and visitation services wait to be held until he is again united with his wife, Marion. Please send any gift to the Dane County Boy Scouts, 34 Schroeder Court, Madison WI 53711-6222 and/or the Memorial Scholarship fund for his son, James H. De Cremer at Marquette University. Please make those checks payable to Marquette University School of Dentistry, and mail them to Mary Hauschen at Dental Health Associates, 2971 Chapel Valley Road, Suite C, Madison WI 53711.



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