Clarence Schlueter (91) of Champaign, IL, passed away July 19th, 2022. He was born in Bellville, IL, on their family farm on May 7th, 1931, to Emil and Augusta Schlueter. Clarence graduated from Freeburg Highschool where he served as president of his class for three years, also participating in th…read more
Clarence Schlueter (91) of Champaign, IL, passed away July 19th, 2022. He was born in Bellville, IL, on their family farm on May 7th, 1931, to Emil and Augusta Schlueter. Clarence graduated from Freeburg Highschool where he served as president of his class for three years, also participating in the student council, FFA, 4-H, band, and the Turkey Hill Grange.
When enrolled in the University of Illinois, Clarence was a member of Nabor House Fraternity and elected president his senior year and was president of the U of I Horticulture Club, was a member of the U of I Ag Council, Scabbard and Blade, Military Honorary Society, and ROTC where he received commission as Second Lieutenant. He graduated with a degree in Horticulture and Agriculture Economics in 1953.
Later, Clarence trained at Fort Devens, MA, with the Army Security Agency and was subsequently stationed at Fort Richardson, Anchorage, AK, where he served as Command Issuing Officer for the Alaskan Theatre. He was promoted to First Lieutenant before being honorably discharged from service in 1955. Clarence had a successful 45-year career working with Country Companies Insurance and founded The Town & Country Real estate Agency in Fairmount, IL. He set many sales records and was one of the first inductees into the Country Companies Hall of Fame where he achieved the Million Dollar Round Table status several times. He was regarded as a man of great character and a mentor to many others in the community.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Augusta Schlueter. He is survived by his wife of 56 years JoAnn Belton Schlueter, with whom he took great pleasure traveling the world, his three children Stephen (Debbie) Schlueter of Norwell MA, Deborah (Rodney) McCoy of North Richland Hills TX, Christina (John) Kite of Carmel IN, and two stepchildren David (Bobbi) Lamps of Minneapolis MN, and Lori Kisner (Roger Attwell) of Peachtree Corners GA. Clarence is survived by six grandchildren, including Marissa (Craig) Moore of San Francisco CA, Kyle Schlueter of Boston MA, Brenna McCoy of North Richland Hills TX, Jack, Ava, and Sofia Kite of Carmel IN, and three step grandchildren Kaitlyn and Cole Kisner of Atlanta GA, and Zoe Lamps of Minneapolis MN. Also surviving are his brothers Melvin (Ruth) Schlueter of Towanda IL and Floyd (Carol) Schlueter of Belleville IL.
Clarence was immensely proud of the legacy he has left behind. His lifelong philosophy was that one way a person’s legacy lives on after passing are the benefits they have brought to others during their lifetime.
“I now pass the BATON to the younger generation!” – Clarence Schlueter
Visiting hours at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2022.
Funeral Service at First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St, Champaign at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney, immediately following the funeral service.
Donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 or the First United Methodist Church of Champaign.
Condolences may be offered at morganmemorialhome.com.
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 05:00 pm
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
First United Methodist Church
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