Michael Wayne Clemens
Michael Wayne Clemens
August 17, 1953 – April 16, 2017
Thornburg, Iowa | Age 64
Mick Clemens, 64, of Thornburg, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Michael Wayne Clemens was born August 17, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Wayne Earl Clemens and Marie Fern Rauch.
Mick was a 1971 graduate of Tri-County high school.
Shortly after graduation he began his trucking career and by 1982 he became owner of Clemens Trucking. Mick also drove semi for Manatts and G.F. Lacaeyse. He also worked as dispatch and safety director for G.F. Lacaeyse, Junkins Trucking, West Side Transport and Hummer.
Mick was kind and generous to all. He liked visiting with most anyone and felt it was important to be forgiving and treat everyone with respect. He enjoyed the time he spend with his son and son-in-law racing motocross. He also enjoyed camping, riding horses and fishing at Lake Iowa. Mick was an avid fan of anything Hawkeyes. If he was watching TV it was something Hawkeye. He believed strongly that anything worth doing is worth doing well.
Over the years Mick made countless sacrifices’ for his family. His love for family and friends was unconditional. He somehow knew when to give advice, even if you didn’t ask for it. He knew when to just let you fall and learn from your mistakes. He never missed a chance to say I love you. And somehow he always knew when to just listen. He will be remembered as a great husband, a loving father, a kind brother, a courageous uncle and a loyal friend.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Clemens; his children: Kris (& Scott) Robertson of Oskaloosa, Matt Clemens of Victor, Kelly Clemens of Keota, Joe (& Amanda) Clemens of Mt. Ayr, Tim (& Heather) Clemens of What Cheer; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; a sister, Terri (& Lynn) Smith of Onawa; and several nieces and nephews.
Mick is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William Clemens.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in What Cheer.
Burial will be in the Sixteen Cemetery near Thornburg.
Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday; with family present from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.