Clem Stine, age 92, of Isanti died August 16, 2013 at Cambridge Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 24th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held one hour prior at the church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Monday, August 26th at 1:30 P.M. Assembly Area #5.
Clement ‘Clem’ Joseph Stine, the second of three sons, was born in Rutledge, Minnesota on September 21st, 1920 to the late Michael ‘Mike’ and Mary (Cich) Stine. Clem wed Muriel A. Kane, devoted, loving wife of 65 years, September 27th, 1947 in Minneapolis, MN. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater and was a member of the Isanti VFW Post 2735. Clem retired as an electrician from IBEW Local 292.
Clem was the man everyone turned to admire when he walked into a room. Not only sharp dressed and humorous, he had charisma larger than life. People were drawn to him because he was just that special sort of man. Aside for the great love he shared for his family and friends, Clem relished a good waltz and eighteen holes on the golf course. Clem knew no strangers and was never one to sit still. He appreciated stain glass, gardening, volunteerism within the parish, and numerous other hobbies to keep him busy. An extraordinary inspiration beyond comprehension, Clem was an example of love, selflessness, simplicity, and extraordinary faith. He leaves many loving memories to be cherished.
Clem passed away at Cambridge Medical Center Friday, August 16th, 2013 after a life filled with endless happiness and laughter at the age of 92 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Mary; two brothers, Stanley (Alta) and Rodney (Charlotte); and son in-law, Michael ‘Mike’ Wakeling.
Survived by his beloved wife Muriel; six children, Clement ‘Chum’ Stine, Jr., Roberta ‘Bertie’ Wakeling, Peggy Hanson, Michael Stine, Greg (Sharon) Stine, Jeff (Lynn) Stine; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and many other loving family members and longtime friends.
Debi Long (Hanson) says
We’ve been friends (and family) for such a long time and have cherished so many good memories, especially the ones when we were younger on “the point”. Clem will surely be missed by all of us…prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. He is probably reminiscing right about now with our Mother of all the good times that were spent with all of us family and friends!
Melissa Dickinson says
I am so sorry to hear of Clem’s passing. He was a charming gentleman, indeed, and we all send our condolences to your family.
Aaron, Melissa & Anna
Janice Lauseng says
You may not know me by name but we sit near many times at church. I am so inspired by the show of married love you shared with Clem. It is an inspiration to see the vocation of Marriage shine in your eyes. Thank you so much for that memory!
You remind me so much of my own grandparents it feels like I just lost one of them again. May God bless you always and reward you greatly in Heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers.