Obit: Viegut, Clarence E. (1937 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Abegglen, Amacher, Carstensen, Koerner, Moss, Schoenherr, Sebold, Stoiber, Underwood, Viegut, Wepfer, Wittlinger, Wyman

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 9/18/2014

Viegut, Clarence E. (28 OCT 1937 - 10 SEP 2014)

Clarence E. Viegut, 77, Tomahawk, died on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 15 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tomahawk, with Rev. Mark Schoenherr officiating.

Generations Funeral Home of Tomahawk assisted the family with arrangements.

Clarence Viegut was born on April 12, 1937 in Stratford to the late Clarence and Florence (Wyman) Viegut, and was raised in Dorchester.

On June 1, 1963, he married Elaine Abegglen, who survives. He served in the National Guard for 10 years and was on active duty during the Berlin Crisis. In 1967, they moved to Tomahawk and built the Holiday Station Store. In 1970, the Viegut's Tomahawk Car Wash was added, and he later opened Tomahawk Trailer and Boat Sales. He owned and operated Viegut's Do It Express of Tomahawk for close to 50 years. He was also a licensed cheesemaker for 10 years.

He was an active member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and received numerous awards and recognitions for his community involvement including the Lifetime Service Award from Governor Walker in 2013. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the cabin making maple syrup, growing Christmas trees and tending to his garden, flowers and plants.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Brian (Carmen) Viegut of Tomahawk; a daughter, Brenda Moss of Waunakee; three brothers, James (Sherry) Viegut and Mark (Darla) Viegut, both of Abbotsford, and Jeff (Sue) Viegut of Tripoli; eight sisters, Charmaine (Harold) Amacher and Judy (Verlyn) Wittlinger, both of Abbotsford, Yvonne (Donnie) Koerner of Dorchester, Jelaine (Jerrell) Carstensen of Medford, Gail (Duane) Underwood of Colby, Debra (Greg) Stoiber of Green Bay, and Cindy (Jeff) Sebold and Carla (Duane) Wepfer, both of Marshfield; a sister-in-law, Joyce Viegut of Abbotsford; and four grandchildren, Taylor, McKena, Alex and Elise.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, LaVern, and a son-in-law, Terrence Moss.

Memorials are appreciated to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation or Our Sisters' House (homeless shelter).

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