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Jack D. Clanin

Jack D. Clanin

April 11, 2019

Jack Dean Clanin AKA “Happy Jack”, 85 years old, formally of Turtle Lake, WI, passed away April 11, 2019, at his home in Chippewa Falls, WI. 

Jack was born July 29, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI, to Everett & Vila Clanin, the second of five children.  He married Anna Rose Lutzke on September 16, 1961 and raised two daughters in Wauwatosa, WI.  He was a phenomenal supervisor throughout his working career where he earned the nickname "Happy Jack".  Jack was the ultimate sports fan, teaching his children and grandchildren the love of basketball, and loved cheering for the Packers.  He enjoyed his retirement on the lake with Anna, the love of his life of 57 years where he spent his time fishing, golfing at Clear Lake Golf Course, watching sports, and snow-birding to AZ.  Jack was kind, quick witted, and very intelligent with friendships that lasted a lifetime. 

He is survived by his wife, Anna; daughters, Mary Lynn (Chad) and Jacque (Darin); grandchildren, Jamie (Tony), Tawnya, Shawn; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Silas, Iyla, Esmae, Brother Jim (Ethel) Clanin, and many nieces and nephews. 

Jack is proceeded in death by his parents; siblings, Everell, Beverly, Barbara, and granddaughter, Ashley. 

He will be incredibly missed. 

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.

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  • Linda Moore So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Liked him the first time I met him. Such a nice person.
    I often think of you, and had tried calling you, but all numbers I have, have been disconnected.

    July 3 at 10:00am

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