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Harold R. Clem

March 4, 1941 December 26, 2018
Harold R. Clem
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Obituary for Harold R. Clem

Harold R. Clem, 77, of Momence, IL, died on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at his residence. He was born on March 4, 1941, in Carlinville, IL, the son of Harold and Ruth Townsend Clem. He married Nadine Beccue on August 12, 1967, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham, IL. She survives.

He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law; Andrew and Dianna Clem of Bradley, IL and Brad Clem of Wilmington, IL. One brother and two sisters-in-law; Dennis and Teresa Clem of Auburn, IL, and Loretta Henderson of Vera Beach, FL. Two grandchildren; Dominic and Mwansa Pescetto and Michael Pescetto, two great grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one granddaughter; Jessica Portillo.

Harold attended schools in Auburn, IL. He graduated from Springfield Jr. College and Eastern Illinois University. He began his teaching career in 1966 at W. Pike High School in Kinderhook, IL. He later taught social studies and the Constitution at Momence Jr. High from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. He also worked for the City of Momence as a water meter reader.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Momence, IL, where he served as trustee, elder, and president of the congregation. He served as a Momence City alderman for two terms. He also served on the Chipman Library Board and was involved in Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts for many years. He was a member of the Illinois and Kankakee County Retired Teachers Associations. He enjoyed reading, woodworking and fishing.

Cremation rites will be accorded.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

28

Dec

4:00 PM 12/28/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Cotter Funeral Home

224 E. Washington St.
Momence, IL 60954

Cotter Funeral Home
224 E. Washington St. Momence 60954 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

29

Dec

10:30 AM 12/29/2018 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
Our Savior Lutheran Church

118 N. Pine St.
Momence, Illinois 60954

Our Savior Lutheran Church
118 N. Pine St. Momence 60954 Illinois
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

29

Dec

12:00 PM 12/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
Our Savior Lutheran Church

118 N. Pine St.
Momence, Illinois 60954

Pastor David Juhl will officiate.

Our Savior Lutheran Church
118 N. Pine St. Momence 60954 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Airy Cemetery Final Resting Place

1700 N. 10000 E. Rd.
Momence, IL 60954

1700 N. 10000 E. Rd. Momence 60954 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kankakee Community College

Hospice of Kankakee Valley

482 Main St NW
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Our Savior Lutheran Church

118 N. Pine St.
Momence, Illinois 60954
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