Walter R. “Wally” Clussman

Date of Death: Apr 22, 2015
Walter R. “Wally” Clussman
[highlight_text]1957-2015[/highlight_text] Walter R. “Wally” Clussman, 57, of rural Waupun, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his home.


[leftcolumn] 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.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] 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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] 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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.



  1. Nick & Vicki Stoffel Says: April 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Our sympathies to your family. Wally always had a smile and something nice to say to everyone.

  2. Kyle and Stacey Lange and Family Says: April 24, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Prayers and hugs being sent your way during this difficult time. May the Lord comfort all of you and give you peace.

  3. Shar Te Beest Says: April 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Michael & Rose Paetzke Says: April 24, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Our hearts are so saddened to hear that Walter is no longer here with his family. We know he was deeply loved by them and his friends. He will always have been a very special man and a blessing to have known in our lives. Please know Joyce, that you and your entire family are in our prayers for God to comfort each of you and hold you in his arms during this so deeply difficult time. With love, Michael & Rose

  5. Carol Hopp Says: April 25, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Rest in peace Wally. Great guy. We went through high school together. A young man with sense of humor and a wonderful outlook on life. He was a pleasure to be around. God bless all of you during your loss.

  6. Sam Kaufman Says: April 26, 2015 at 8:41 am

    My deepest condolences to your family during this terrible loss. Wally was a wonderful man. I will keep your family in prayer.

    Sam Kaufman

  7. Kristie Martin Says: April 26, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Dear Joyce and family, I am so sorry about Wally’s passing. What a dear man he was. He loved you all so much. May he rest in peace. God bless you all. Kristie at the cancer center.

  8. Liz Busch-Gay Says: April 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Joyce and family,
    I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The pain you feel does not go away. You learn how to deal with it and go on with your life. It is easy to say Wally is in a better place. He is but you ask “why”. Wally is no longer in pain he is with God. Don’t you worry as stubborn as Wally was he will be keeping an eye on you. God and the angles will be there to support you and your family through all of your challenges. It will take a long time….but you will be okay. Some days are harder than others. I always have a shoulder, and a hug whenever you need one.

  9. Roland L Spearbecker Says: April 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the family. It is my prayer that Jesus will comfort Wally’s family during this time of mourning. God bless Wally and receive him in his heavenly home.

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