Clarence Dugan of Jerseyville passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the age of 94.
He was born on July 6, 1920, to Harry and Dora Dugan, weighing only 1 ½ pounds.
Having worked hard on farms through the Great Depression era of the 1930s during his teen years, young Clarence answered the nation’s call to arms in World War II, serving in the Pacific theater with distinction, being awarded the Bronze Star and earning the Combat Infantry Badge as well as other awards and ribbons.
Returning from war, Clarence found employment at Laclede Steel, where he worked until he retired in 1979. He loved and married Ms. Edley Pierce in 1958 until her passing in 1982. He again found love and marriage with Ms. Charlotte Faccin in 1983 until her passing in 1994.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph and Clifford, as well as his sister, Dorothy.
He is survived by loved ones, Jeff and Tambre Miller, Michael and Beverly Miller, Richard and Louise Moore Justin and Aaron Miller, Jason Miller, Amy Landuyt, Ryan Moore, as well as many other friends and family members.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.
Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.