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In Memory of Clarence Wevers


1 hour prior to services at church, and from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin

Funeral Services

11:00am Saturday, Feb. 20th at the Christian Reformed Church, 897 Hwy 63 in Baldwin WI

Clarence Wevers, age 87, a life­long, well known, respected resident of Baldwin passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Baldwin Care Center. Clarence was born August 4, 1928 to Bernard and Wilhemina “Minnie” (Te Grootenhuis) Wevers. He attended the Hammond Christian School and Baldwin High School. Clarence always enjoyed working and building things of wood. After high school, he took up doing carpentry work with building contractors George Hop and Bill Fern.

In 1950, he was called to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. While being able to get home on furlough for a short period of time, on March 24, 1951, Clarence was married to Marilyn Achterhof. This marriage was blessed with five children: Pamela, Greg, Terry, Brad, & Connie.

Clarence farmed with his dad for 3 1⁄2 years after which he decided farming was not his passion. In 1956, Clarence purchased a building in Baldwin and started Wevers Cabinet Shop. He owned and operated the business for 37 years, making quality custom cabinetry. His brother George and son Greg were employees of his for many years.

As a faithful member of the Christian Reformed Church, Clarence was the organist from 1943 until 1950. He served for several years on the church council, and also on the Board of the Baldwin Christian School.

Clarence, with the loving support and care of Marilyn, waged a valiant battle against Parkinsons for several years. He was unwavering in his confidence that God ultimately controlled every aspect of his life and walked with Him as he journeyed through the years, until God would say to him, “you who are weary, come home”. On February 15, 2016, his time of service completed, Clarence passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Marilyn, of over 64 years; their children, Greg (Sue) Wevers, Terry (Diane) Wevers, Brad (Karen) Wevers, and Connie Aarsvold (Todd); ten grandchildren: Rebecca (Scott) Myers, Laurie Wevers, Brian Wevers (Allison), Macayla (Rob) Sabin, Brianna (Armando) Espinosa, Brandon (Erin) Wevers, Justin (Amanda) Wevers, Dylan Wevers, Carissa and Nathan Aarsvold; twelve great­grandchildren: Nevaeh, Faith, Levi, Connor, Penelope, Scarlet, River, Sophie, Noah, Bennet, and twins, Evelyn and Madison; brother, Rich (Sylvia) Wevers; sister, Rachel (Adrian) Van Someren; sister-­in-­law, Helen Wevers; along with many other friends and relatives.

Preceding him in death are his parents; daughter, Pamela 1 1⁄2 years old; brothers, John (Grace) Wevers, George Wevers, Ted Wevers and sister­s-in­-law, Francis and Julia; sister, Wilma Anema and brothers-­in-­law, Gary Bliek and George Anema.

Funeral services for Clarence Wevers will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Christian Reformed Church, 897 Hwy 63 in Baldwin WI, with Pastor Anson Veenstra and Pastor Justin Wevers officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church, and also from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin. Memorials preferred to the discretion of the family. Burial will take place in the Baldwin Cemetery. Casketbearers are grandsons Brian, Brandon, Justin, Dylan Wevers, Nathan Aarsvold and Scott Myers. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI. 715-684-3434

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    • Brad, Greg, and the entire Wever’s family…

      I want to express my true sympathy in the loss of Clarence. I always enjoyed talking to him when I would meet him at Shelly’s Cafe …he and I would always work on the “Jumble” puzzle together in the St. Paul paper……he would always give me a hard time if I solved the puzzle before he did! Clarence was a very talented man and I liked to talk to him about woodworking. Many times he gave me “tips” on how to do something. I only wish I knew a small portion of what he did on making things from wood. I apologize for not making it to the visitation or funeral …but please know that Jean and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers as you face the coming days without him. The Lord must have needed a good woodworker in his cabinet shop and he chose the best! God is looking down on all of you..

      Steve Peterson