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Clinton Royce Kolpin

May 4, 1922 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

Clinton Royce Kolpin 98 years old of Westfield, WI died peacefully on Tuesday October 6th, 2020 in the early morning hours.

He was born on May 4th, 1922 to Beatrice M. Kolpin (Grahn) and Alfred E. Kolpin in Neshkoro, WI.

Clint attended grade school in Neshkoro and graduated from Neshkoro High School in 1939.

As a teen Clint worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps.

In WWII Clint served in the US Navy in the Pacific on the USS Saginaw Bay and was honorably discharged for his service. He enjoyed attending his Navy Reunions reminiscing about their adventures. He was an Honor Flight recipient in 2012 at 90 years old.

On September 21, 1946 Clint married the love of his life, Mildred Marie Adams, in Ripon, WI.

They moved to the township of Harris to farm. Taking courses in Carpentry with the GI Bill to help supplement the farm income.

He was Town Clerk for Harris Township, Volunteer Fireman for Harrisville and enjoyed working at the Bratfest until he was 93 years old. Clint was also a 4H leader, served on the Westfield School Board and a member of the Farm Bureau.  Clinton worked as a US Post Office Rural Mail Carrier after he sold their farm to their son.

He volunteered as keeper of the cemetery maps in Marquette County and was a wealth of knowledge for people that wanted to find their ancestors’ graves. He placed military flags on the veterans graves every spring.

Clint was a member of the American Legion working the Popcorn Wagon at summer events in the area. He was a member of the Westfield Historical Society. A lifelong member of St John Lutheran Church with Mildred in Harrisville.

Clint and Milly enjoyed many trips in the states as well as International. They also enjoyed Square Dancing. An avid card player he was treasurer for his Euchre group. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and bird watching.

Clinton was preceded in death by his wife Mildred, his sisters Drucilla Mansmith, Elvera Peer.

He is survived by his six children: Sandra M. Thurber (Roy), Muriel A. Kolpin, Bradley C. Kolpin (Virginia), Beverly J. Seals (Scott), Gayle S. Mathes (Robert), Annette K. Richmond (Scott).  His grandchildren Kim Goodwin (Kelly), Jay Goodwin, Jenevra Azzopardi (Geoff), Bradley Kolpin II, Nathan Mathes, Kenton Seals (Megan), Klinton Thurber (Elissa), Erik Mathes (Daphne), Daniel Richmond, Garrett Kolpin, Katelyn Kratochwill, Sarah Spang (Reed), Breanna Briggs (Matt), Krista Richmond. 4 step grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren and 1 step great great grandchild.

A memorial service and military honors for Clint will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in Harrisville Cemetery at a later date as well.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to a charity of your choice.  

 

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