Clifford Wise Sr.
MINSTER — Clifford L. Wise Sr., age 90, of Minster, died Saturday, Oct., 15, 2016, at Heritage Manor, Minster. He was born on Oct. 29, 1925, in Hardin, Ohio, to the late Franklin and Alice (Chappie) Wise. On Nov. 11, 1950, he married Edna (Poeppelman). She survives in Minster. He is also survived by four children, Deborah and Bob Barhorst, of Minster, Lucinda and David Bruns, of Coldwater, Clifford Jr. and Melissa Wise, of St. Marys, and Wendy and Mike Flynn, of New Bremen; six grandchildren, Casey Barhorst, Erica (Bruns) Tucker, Aaron Bruns, Brandon Shafer, Bradley Shafer, and Benjamin Wise; four great-grandchildren, Jaden and Eliyah Barhorst, Regan Shafer and Austin Tucker; and in-laws, Lester and Eileen Poeppelman, of Minster, Esther Hoelscher, of New Port, and Jenny Voisard, of Russia. He was preceded in death by siblings and spouses, Louis Wise and Roslind, Marie Wiseman and Vincent, Viola and Byron Kinney, Mildred and Barney Sherman and Emma Wise, and in-laws Bernadine and Tom Froning, Ruth and Al Hoelscher, Alvin and Martha Poeppelman, Dorothy and Urb Gaier, Margaret and Aloys Hoelscher, Hilda and Clarence Seigel, Conrad Hoelscher and Carl Voisard. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster. He served as a sergeant in the 63rd Infantry Division of the 3rd Army also known as the Blood & Fire Division in both France and Germany. He was a squad leader and first scout for his unit and received the Bronze Star for his service. He was a member of the Minster American Legion and VFW posts and the Minster Eagles. He was a talented musician playing in many bands through the years. Clifford enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, mowing grass, tinkering in his garage and following the Cincinnati Reds. He retired from Crown in New Bremen. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at St. Augustine Church, Minster. Burial with military rites will follow in St. Augustine Cemetery, Minster. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com .
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