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Howard M Clemens
(11-12-1922 - 07-11-2013)

Howard M. Clemens, 90, of Elgin, formerly of Palatine, IL passed away on July 11, 2013 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born on November 12, 1922 in Oelwein, IA the son of John and Gertrude (Stunes) Clemens. Howard was a Veteran, and served in the US Air Force during WWII. He had worked over 40 years for Western Electric prior to retirement.
He was a parishioner of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin.
Survivors include his wife: Helen, whom he married on November 10, 1956. 3 children: Julie (Dr. Greg) Winters; Patricia (Glenn) Sobieski and Thomas (Carrie) Clemens. 6 grandchildren: Brad, Eric, Daniel, Joey, Michael and Ryan. His sister: Maxine Frost; 2 brothers: Thomas and James (Helen) Clemens, along with nieces, nephews, and family.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at St, Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Hampshire.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-8:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Wednesday at the church from 9:15 A.M. until the mass. Memorials may be made to the church. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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