Clarence R. Endress
Bradford- Clarence R. Endress, 98, of Bradford, IL formerly of
Wyoming, IL passed away at 5:30 am on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the
Bradford Courtyard Estates where he had been a resident.
He was born on November 3, 1914 in Tremont, IL the son of the late
Christian and Josephine Zeitler Endress. He married Lillian
B. Scott on October 4, 1939 in Iowa City, IA. She passed away
on July 7, 1987.
Surviving are three children, Doris Jean (Dave) Myers of Hudson,
IL; Jerry (the late Carol) Endress of Wyoming, IL; Debra (Dan)
Shaffer of Wyoming, IL; ten grandchildren, and several great
He was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, one
daughter-in-law, one grandson-in-law, and two great
Clarence was a lifelong farmer and loved to work in his garden up
until his retirement to Bradford a few years
He was a member of the LaPrairie United Presbyterian Church, the
Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau, and the Illinois Corn Huskers
Association. He participated in many state and national corn
husking contests well into his 80's and set an unofficial world
record picking at a county contest in 1938.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 9,
2013 at the Lenz Memorial Home. Pastor Robert Murphy will
officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4-7
pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Marshall County
Lawn Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church or the Illinois
Corn Huskers Association. Online condolences may be sent to the
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