Clarence H. Kuipers, 98, of Onarga, passed away Thursday (March 21, 2019) at the Piper City Rehab & Living Center. He was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Danforth, the son of Joe E. and Ella (Hemp) Kuipers. He married Margaret M. Fearington on Feb. 20, 1943, in Danforth, and she preceded him in death April 22, 1999. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Merle and Wilbur; and one grandson, Kyle Kuipers.
He is survived by one son, Greg (Kathy) Kuipers, of Onarga; two grandchildren, Kyla (Ron) DeOrnellas, of Paxton, and Trever (Krista) Kuipers, of LeRoy; four great-grandchildren, Maddison and Kempton DeOrnellas, of Paxton, and Claire and Kelson Kuipers, of LeRoy; one stepgreat-grandchild, Casey DeOrnellas, of Paxton; one brother, Marvin Kuipers, of Danforth; and two sisters, Devanna (Marshall) Hurt, of Gilman, and Caroline (Robert) Patterson, of California.
Mr. Kuipers was a member of the Onarga Methodist Church, having served as trustee and on various boards for the church. He was a farmer in the Gilman and Onarga areas and enjoyed raising Angus cattle for many years. He was a member of the American Angus Association and enjoyed attending various Angus cattle shows. Clarence was the beef superintendent at the Iroquois County Fair and a 4-H leader for many years.
Public visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.
Private family graveside services will be held at the Onarga Cemetery. The Rev. Connie Moodie will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or the donor’s choice.
Please share a memory of Clarence at knappfuneralhomes.com.