In Memory of Clarence Sellent
Clarence Carl Sellent, 86, of Almena died, September 11, 2021, at Care and Rehab-Cumberland.
He was born August 20, 1935, in Almena Township to Albert and Ida (Erb) Sellent.
Clarence grew up in Almena and attended the Maple Grove School. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran in Almena.
In 1958, he joined the U.S Army and served for two years. During his service he spent a year in Germany as a Private First Class; he also served with the Company D 2nd Armed Rifle Bn 52nd Infantry. After his service, he returned home to continue working on the farm until 1990. Later he worked at Jerome Foods as a Farm Manager’s Assistant.
He was married in Turtle Lake on January 28, 1967 to Bernice Kleinschmidt and spent 52 wonderful years together.
Clarence enjoyed spending his time working on the farm, going to auctions, hunting, fishing, and fixing things. He was also fond of picking strawberries; however, not all would make it into the bucket.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughters: Denise (Dwayne) Stabenow and Brenda Sellent; grandsons: Austin and Grant Stabenow; great granddaughter, Bexley Stabenow; brother, Henry (Nila) Sellent; sister-in-law, Bev Sellent; nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ida Sellent; brothers: George, Bernard and Walter Sellent; sisters Dorothy and Margaret; parents-in-law, Art and Clara Kleinschmidt.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church in Almena with Pastor Groth officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chad Owens, Jerry Lee Kleinschmidt, Richard Sellent, Bruce Sellent, Cory Kleinschmidt, and Dean Sellent. Honorary pallbearers are Grant and Austin Stabenow. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Skinner Funeral Home in Cumberland, and one hour before the service.
Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland/ Turtle Lake is serving the family.