Clarence Arthur Schulze
Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home
Clarence Arthur Schulze, 74, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 26, 2013, suddenly, at his home, McPherson, Kansas. Clarence was born in Chelsea, Oklahoma on February 27, 1939, a son of Selma Louise (Radke) and Emil Henry Schulze.
Clarence attended the Chelsea grade school and Chelsea High School, Chelsea, Oklahoma.
Clarence was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church Canton, Kansas. He was a past member of the Grace Lutheran Church, McPherson, Kansas.
Clarence served in the U.S. Army as a SP4 (E-4) (T). Clarences specialty was Engineer Equipment Mechanic and he spent 1 year seven months and 27 days over seas and in Germany and a total of 2 years 24 days before being honorably discharged. He received the Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.
Through the years Clarence worked for Herb Radke at Texaco Station and Radke Oil Company, was a farmer, worked as a maintenance man for Butterfield Construction Company, built trailers for Chaparral Trailers, and was a maintenance man for Wear Technology.
Clarence was a member of the V.F.W. Post 2715 McPherson, Kansas. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, gardening, working in his yard, being out-of-doors, spending time with his family.
Clarence A. Schulze was united in marriage to Norma Jean Klassen on June 14, 1964. Jeanie died on May 27, 2013.
Surviving family members include -
Son: Randy Schulze and his wife Barb, of Salina, Kansas
Siblings: Ted Schulze and his wife Frances, of Chelsea, Oklahoma
Lillian Schulze, of Joplin, Missouri
Margaret Sutton, of Claremore, Oklahoma
Edwin Schulze, of Chelsea, Oklahoma
Pearl Harper of Claremore, Oklahoma
Bernice Walker and her husband Johnny, of Chelsea, Oklahoma
3 grandchildren: Josh Macey, Payton Nguyen, and Alli Schulze all of Salina, Kansas
Great-grandson: Jayden and Nguyen
Many nieces and nephews
Other relatives and a host of friends
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jeanie, brothers, Gary, Albert, Norman, and Ernest Schulze.
The memorial service will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Canton, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, with Pastor Seth Meyer officiating.
The final resting place will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Canton, Kansas with military honors presented by members of the American Legion Post 24 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 both of McPherson.
Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church in memory of Clarence and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.