Clarence E. Sweet

Clarence E. Sweet

Clarence E. Sweet of Otsego, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Dussia House in Otsego.

He was born April 29,1922 in Kewadin, MI, to Joel and Jennie (Osborne) Sweet. During WWII Clarence served his country in the U.S. Army and had earned a bronze star for his service. Upon his discharge he worked at Mac Sim Bar, Span Brass and had spent more than 30 years at Allied Paper in Kalamazoo until his retirement in 1985.

In his leisure time he enjoyed bicycling, riding 15 miles daily until he was 80, camping in the UP and he had a cabin up north where he enjoyed deer hunting . On October 10,1944 he married Alice L. Prolo together they enjoyed spending winters in Florida until her passing in 2003. Also preceding him in death are his parents and two daughters-in-law Gail and Lucy.

Surviving are his children, Edwin Sweet of Allegan, Wanita (Rich) Johnson of Kalamazoo, Chuck (Kristy) Sweet of Gobles, Alvin (Nada) Sweet and Norman Sweet both of Otsego; 14 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with his family Friday, January 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego, where a funeral service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 11:00 AM with celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Home Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post#3030.

Contributions in memory of Clarence may be made to Grace Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Ron and Darlene Hoover says:

    Our heart goes out the Sweet family. Have known you since we were kids. So many memories, your Dad always had a smile, I remember him riding his bike past my house. Will miss him. Prayers to you all.

  2. Brenden and Candie page says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire sweet family. Even though we have never met all of you, we have have known ed and family for. 12
    years now. May he rest in peace, May peace be brought to your family. Thinking and praying for you all in your time of loss.

  3. Patricia "Leonard" Clingenpeel says:

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Dad. I will always remember him as a very pleasant & kindly man. I never saw him frown. Very good to all of us neighbor kids. Of course there was a lot of us playing together all the time too. LOL
    He is but a footstep away with your Mom now & watching over all of you. Memories are what keep us going & I do know all of you have them.

    Sincerely,
    Pat “Leonard” Clingenpeel

  4. Patti Fuller says:

    Clancy was a warm hearted, sweet talking man who could win over the heart of any caregiver! His stubborn ways also showed his spark of life would come to life! Although he will be very missed he will never be gone. He lives with all of us everyday. Thank you Norm, for sharing all the great stories with me. You are an amazing writer and Clancy would be proud of that book! I will always remember the one about him HAND FEEDING the deer!♥ He loved nothing more than a cup of coffee and a goodbackscratch. 😀 I am very thankful that you chose the Dussia House as his residence, and that I got to share in his life too.
    ♥Thank you Norm & Wynita
    God bless you all♥ Patti Fuller

  5. Kimmie says:

    I will always remember my grandpa the way he was 🙂 You’ll never meet a more honest man. He loved joking around. He was all about safety…when I started driving he was quick to bring me a pair of “deer whistles”. These were supposed to make deer run from my car. I never did hit a deer but it didn’t help me from getting in plenty of other accidents 😉 My grandpa had a lot of stories, too many to list here but he sure did enjoy sharing the adventures he lived. A part of him will live on in all of us until we are all reunited in heaven <3

  6. ronnie sweet says:

    grandpa I love you and we will miss you give great grandma and grandma lucy a hug and tell them I love them

  7. Teri (Filkins) Laster says:

    I spent many hours & nights @ his home as a child. He was always kind to all us neighborhood kids. So sorry for your loss Sweet family.

  8. Ron& Carlene Dekema says:

    Chuck& Chris & Family our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  9. Sally Thaxton Betzner says:

    Sorry to here,love you always Chuck.

  10. The Campbell Family says:

    Norm and family we are so Sorry for your loss Clarence was a good and kind man we will always remember how he liked his pringles and other snacks he always made us laugh God Bless You and your family

  11. Larry and Kathi Fuss says:

    SO sorry to hear of your loss, Sweet family!!

  12. Chris & Lynne Kelsey says:

    Norm- Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Prayers to you and your family.

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