A lifelong farmer in the Freeburg area, Clarence was a member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau and the Illinois Farm Bureau. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, the St. Joseph Men’s Club, and a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 13197. Clarence was a member of Mascoutah Moose Lodge 815, the Smithton Turner Society, the Broad Hollow Grange, and the Freeburg Sportsman’s Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Angela T., nee Schilling, Wiskamp, whom he married on November 6, 1947, and who died on September 14, 2000; his parents, Casper and Alvina, nee Groh, Wiskamp; three brothers, Harry, Herbert and Roy Wiskamp; three sisters, Ruth Lippert, Ethel Herzog, and Martha Schwarz; three young siblings in infancy; two sons-in-law, James Dressler and Linus Wachtel; a great-grandchild, Dustin Valleroy; and his dear friend, Lucille M. Recker.
Surviving are three sons and four daughters, Dorothy Wachtel of Smithton, IL,
David (Clare) Wiskamp,
Darlene (Melvin Jr.) Beisiegel,
and Daniel (Sharon) Wiskamp, all of Freeburg, IL,
Debra (Charles) Buss of St. Libory, IL,
Donna (Larry) Johnson of Wentzville, MO,
and Dean (Vanessa) Wiskamp of Freeburg, IL;
28 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law;
nieces and nephews;
and many dear friends.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Grade School, to Camp Barnabas for Special Needs Children, or to The Variety Club of St. Louis. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, and from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
We are sorry for the loss of a very wonderful man, he will be missed by so many. Prayers to the whole family.
Bob and Brenda Brotherton, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243
So sorry for ur loss, your family has my Deepest Smpathy
Debbie Hunter, Smithton, Illinois, 62285
Prayers for peace and comfort being sent for you and your family. So sorry for yourloss!
Terry and Linda Moore, Cassville, MO, 65625
We are sorry for your loss. Your family has our deepest sympathy.
Beverly Sellers and Kenneth , Jacob and Kristina Kirleis, Waterloo, IL, 62298
Donna & Larry,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families on your recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Joel & Cathy Conrad, Sheboygan, WI, 53081
My sincerest sympathy to all who love him and will miss him. I especially want to give my sincerest condolences to Joe Little and Yvonne Watchtell Little in their time of grief. May Grandpa forever live on in your hearts, actions and your memories forever.
Deana Stankovic, Millstadt, IL, 62260
Our sympathy to Darlene and all the family.
Joyce and Bob Dintelmann
Bob Dintelmann, Belleville, IL, 62220
Dean, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. my sympathy and best Wishes to all of you.
Jeff & Jen Schaltenbrand, Millstadt, Il, 62260
Larry & Donna saw your Father was laid out tonight, And the funeral tomorrow. Sorry we couldn’t make it. Also are you residing from Wentzville, MO now if so e-mail me and we can get together for a hug. Love Mary Anne
Mary Anne Hagedorn, St. Charles, MO – Missouri, 63301
To the Wiskamp family. You have my sympathy on the loss of your father. He always was cheerful. He will be missed. Tim
Timothy J. Wittenauer, Freeburg, Il, 62243