Donald Clendenning, 76, formerly of Whiting, passed away peacefully Thursday morning Dec. 21, 2017, at Maple Ridge Memory Care of Plover, where he resided. He was under the care of Heartland Hospice and was surrounded by his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Don will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Jerzy Rebacz will officiate. Burial will follow at the Restlawn Cemetery. Friends and family will gather to share memories from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Shuda Funeral Services is assisting the family.
He was born May 23, 1941, in Wisconsin Rapids, the son of Floyd and Caroline (Compton) Clendenning. As a family they moved to the Plover area and he attended local schools.
He married Patricia Shudarek Nov. 25, 1961, at St. Peter Catholic Church. The couple settled in Whiting and raised their family. Don worked at Consolidated Paper until his retirement in 1999. He played a lot of softball in his younger days for Moore Barn and Willie’s Bar, where he also managed the bar operations for a time. He was a volunteer at the Whiting Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and helping others.
Don is survived by two children, Carleen (Dan) O’Connell, Wisconsin Rapids, and Scott (Rachel) Clendenning, Pace, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jess (Kurt) Beneker, Tanna (Ryan) Livernash, Shawn O’Connell, Naomi Clendenning, and Alina Clendenning; four great-grandchildren, Raiden Livernash, Carson Livernash, Dailyn Livernash, and Kate Beneker; two sisters, Sherry Borski, Merrill and Joanne (Jerry) Krueger, Plover; one sister-in-law, Linda (Dave) Meronek, Custer; two brothers-in-law, Alex (Sheri) Shudarek, Phelps, and Joe Shudarek, Stevens Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia in 2012, and an infant brother.
Online condolences may be offered at www.shudafuneral.com.