Clarence L. Soest, age 94, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away at 3:45 am on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Hearth of Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne. Born on October 3, 1925 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Clarence F. and Mary (Fuchshuber) Soest.
Clarence attended South Side High School and graduated with the Class of 1944. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. On June 16, 1945, he married Betty Lou Hancock at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Clarence also served in the U.S. Air Force during Korea. He went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana Tech. He was a Mechanical Engineer at ITT Industries, retiring from Magnavox. Clarence was a member of the Lion's Club and enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his daughters, Cindy (Bruce) Lange of Louisville, KY, Nancy (Dan) Baer of Albion and Deborah (Rich) Beachy of LaOtto; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Soest in 2008; and two grandsons.
Funeral services for Clarence will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City, with calling two hours prior to service. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions in memory of Clarence may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home or to the donor's choice. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send his family condolences online.
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Thoughts and prayers for all his loved ones! So sorry for their loss!
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Brett Gerber, Randy Grimes, Kris Hardiman and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
So sorry for Clank's death. He did live a long happy life that he was mostly able to enjoy at his home with Coco. We were planning to get there tomorrow, but the freezing rain has shut us down. Will miss seeing all of you. Come see us at the lake.We are usually there Friday --Mon. Phone 260/726/5723. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dave and Kathy McClung
Dear Nancy, Cindy and Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Clank’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your families.
We have the fondest memories of happy times at Lake Atwood! He was always fun! We are sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. Clank will be greatly missed on the east side of atwood lake.
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