In Memory of Clarence Phelps
Clarence Allen Phelps, age 87 of Amery, WI passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Golden Age Manor in Amery.
Clarence was born on September 5, 1932 to Art and Jess (Carpenter) Phelps in Swiss Township, WI. He grew up in Danbury, WI and was the second oldest of four brothers and two younger sisters. After high school, Clarence enlisted in the Air Force for four years. In September, 1955 he met Geneva Freitag, and the couple was married on August 30, 1958 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Amery. They moved to Denver, Colorado where Clarence worked for Lockheed Aircraft. Later they moved to Ely, MN and the family then moved to St. Paul, MN where Clarence attended Brown Institute to become an Electronic Technician. They then moved to Amery where Clarence worked at Electro-Craft, and later worked at Control Data in St. Paul, Do-Boy in New Richmond, WI, and Franklin Signal in Clear Lake, WI. Clarence and Geneva enjoyed camping in Tampa, FL, Logan, Utah and Sun Valley, Idaho while visiting with family.
Clarence was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Phelps, sister, Arlene Clendering of Danbury, WI and brothers, LaVern Phelps of Ely, MN and Larry Phelps of Danbury, WI.
He is survived by his loving wife, Geneva, daughter, Naomi (John) Barthelemy of Tampa, FL; sons, Matthew (Sherrie) Phelps of Bellevue, ID and Craig (Suzette) Phelps of Millville, UT; a sister, Evelyn Engebretson of Webster, WI and a brother, Edward (Carol) of Danbury, WI as well as 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Amery. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery. Interment with military honors will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.