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Walter R. "Wally" Clussman

d. April 22, 2015

Walter R. “Wally” Clussman, 57, of rural Waupun, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his home.

Wally was born November 28, 1957 in Wisconsin Rapids, the son of LaVerne and Charlotte Mehlbrech Clussman. Wally was a graduate of Waupun High School. On December 1, 1989 he married Joyce Veenendaal Schumacher. The couple resided in the Waupun area all their married lives. He was employed at National Rivet and Manufacturing in Waupun for 38 years. Wally and Joyce enjoyed many car trips with Door County a favorite destination. He was very proud of his children and enjoyed time spent with them. He loved his grandchildren, watching them grow and attending their activities. He loved his mother dearly. He will be deeply missed by his wife and entire family. He enjoyed fun times fishing with friend, Steve McDowell, and any and every time spent with best friend, Gary Van Buren. Wally was a member of Alto Reformed Church.

Wally is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joyce Clussman of rural Waupun; three sons: Jeremy (Kelli) Clussman of Appleton, Ryan (fiancée, Stephanie Kingma) Clussman of Madison, and Daniel (Kari) Schumacher of Cambria; a daughter, Amy Schumacher and Sylvester Sherden of Waupun; eight grandchildren: Emma and Thomas Clussman, Derek, Lydia, and Sarah Schumacher, and Miles, Lorenzo, and Talaya Sherden; his mother, Charlotte Hagen of Waupun; two brothers: Keith Clussman of Wisconsin Rapids and Brad Clussman of Mesa, AZ; four sisters: Angie (Karl) Navis of Waupun, Julie (Kevin) O’Day of Wisconsin Rapids, Carrie (Kevin) Huff of Wisconsin Rapids, and Beth (Bill) Skees of Tomahawk; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Kathy) Veenendaal of rural Waupun and Darlene Miller of Sardis, Georgia; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Wally was preceded in death by his father, LaVerne Clussman and step-mother, Lorraine Clussman and step-father, Vern Hagen; a brother, Gerald Clussman; and sister, Ruth Clussman.


Friends and relatives of Wally Clussman may call on the family on Sunday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Wally Clussman will be held Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with Rev. Ted Lindman and Rev. Ted Medema officiating.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

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