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Bernice Clutteur - 95

10/10/1922 - 1/24/2018
Watseka, Illinois


Bernice Irene Clutteur, 95, of Watseka, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2017.

She was born on October 10, 1922 at home in Sheldon, IL, the daughter of Roy and Laverna (Dibble) Marshall.

Bernice married Hubert Clutteur on October 10, 1942 in Dayton, OH.

Mrs. Clutteur was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America #179 Watseka Chapter, Jr. Women’s Club, Home Extension Club, American Assoc. of Retired Persons, ALIVE, Red Cross, and Bachelor Girls. and the Federated Woman’s Club of Watseka. Served on the board of Save The Station, First United Methodist Church, and the Gooseberry Festival, where she also made hundreds of gooseberry pies over the years. She received the 1994 Lifetime Achievement Award for Watseka. Bernice taught Sunday School at her church along with heading up the annual Soup Luncheon for many years. She also headed up the food stand at the Iroquois Country Fair and was a Girl Scout Leader.

She attended school but graduated from Sheldon High School in 1940. Bernice went to Gregg College in Chicago where she lived with her aunt until marrying her husband, Hubert. After he left for overseas during WWII she worked at Sears and Roebuck in Chicago until the war was over. They moved to Orlando where Hubert had a job with the airlines. In May 1949 the moved back to Watseka and bought the house she lived in for the rest of her life. During that time, she helped Hubert in the egg business and when the children went to school, she worked at the Sears catalog sales store in Watseka. Afterwards she started a restaurant business on their property, serving breakfast and lunches to Electronics employees. She did that for ten years before Electronics ended up burning. She worked at Parcells Restaurant until she became employed at Uarco, then retired from there after twenty-five years.

Bernice and Hubert travelled extensively when the children were young. They tent camped all over the U.S. and Canada. Later Hubert won trips through Ford Motor Co. and was able to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, Montreal, California, and Caribbean Cruises just to name a few.

Surviving Mrs. Clutteur is one son, Mark and Nancy Clutteur of Watseka; one daughter, Georgia and William Robertson of Cape Coral, FL; three sister-in-laws, Elinor Marshall of Sheldon, Eleanor Marshall of San Bernardino, CA, and Joan Marshall of Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Matthew (Belisa) Clutteur, Adam (Jennifer) Clutteur, Catherine (Neil) Heatherley, Michael Clutteur, Darrin Clutteur, Andrew Clutteur, Cheray (Jason) Scott, and Cole (Meghan) Robertson; great-grandchildren, Sean, Sebastian, Sophia, Chase, Caleb, Evelyn, Belle, Rigby, Alder, and Norah; and many nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Everett, Francis, and Myrl; and sister, Ogrieta.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12:00pm until 2:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL.

Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home, with Pastor Sabo officiating.

Burial will follow at Buswell Cemetery in Kentland, Indiana.

Memorials in Mrs. Clutteur’s name can be made to the IMH Hospice or the IMH Resident Home.

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