Clarence W. Balduf, 85, of Oak Harbor, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007, at Magruder Hospital, from a bout of cancer.
He was born Aug. 21, 1922, to Coonie and Sarah (Kleinhans) Balduf. He served on the USSCanberra in the U.S. Navy and was on guard ship when they raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima. On the return trip home, their ship wastorpedoed.
For 27 years, he worked for the Ford Motor Co. Clarence loved hunting and fishing and was known as the "bread man." He was also a member of the Camp Perry Shooting Club for many years.
On May 19, 1948, he married Geraldine "Gerry" Ringle and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Carol Mossman and Buz (Vicki) Balduf, both of Oak Harbor, and Charles (Janet) Balduf of New Washington; grandchildren Jennifer Balduf of Port Clinton, Buz Balduf Jr. of Oak Harbor, Elizabeth Barrett of Norwalk, Christopher (Lori) Balduf of Clyde, Robert, Andrew and Joseph Balduf of New Washington, and Anne Balduf of Tiffin; great-grandchildren Timothy Mossman, Alicia Zeverman, Clay Balduf, Joseph Benden Jr., Emma Barrett, Kristen Balduf and Erica and Rey Gonzalez. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Freida Mortus, Helen Long, Bessie Hughlett, Verla Vanwy and Cecil Summey and brothers Harold Peter, Earl, Albert, Ralph andClifford Balduf. His loving and faithful dog, Peanut, also preceded him in death.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, with interment to follow in Rusha Cemetery.Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll Township Fire & EMS. Online condolences may be shared with family atwalkerfuneralhomes.com.