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Darwin Randall Clem
Darwin Randall ClemMasonryDarwin Randall Clem, age 68 of Richwood, died early Monday morning, August 22, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born July 15, 1943 in Princeton, Indiana to Warner and Rosemary (Lehman) Clem.

On November 18, 1967 he married the former Rosemarie “Rosie” Wilson and she died November 30, 1983.  He then married the former Sue (Cramer) Hinaman on April 20, 1986 and she survives in Richwood.

He was a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and was a volunteer firefighter for Leesburg Township for 13 years.  A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Prince Lodge #231 F&AM in Princeton, Indiana.  Darwin received a Master's Degree from Purdue University in 1968.  He began working in the agricultural fertilizer industry after moving to the Richwood community in 1977.  He drove truck for Scheiderer Transport Co., hauling milk and later for Ford Distributing, hauling for tractor dealerships.  He and Sue enjoyed traveling, having visited England and Scotland, as well as several states and many Civil War Battlefields.  He supported his grandchildren in school and sports events in which they were involved, and enjoyed attending many baseball, football and soccer games as well as band concerts and school programs.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, his mother, Rosemary of Francisco, Indiana; son, Michael (Melissa) Clem, Marysville; daughter, Susan (Kurt) Nyberg, Winchester, Virginia; two step-daughters, Janel (Levi) Rash, Huntsville; Jodi (Shawn) Hanes, Jackson Center; sister, Marilyn (Glen) Young, Princeton, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Zach, Hunter, Grace, Sullivan, Soren, Riley, Reagan and Elin.  He was preceded in death by his father, Warner and his brother, Larry.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Pharisburg United Methodist Church with Pastors Linda Chamberlain-Jones and Mo Dunn officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Wednesday in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood where a Masonic Service will take place at 4:00 PM.

Memorial gifts may be made to Murat Shriners Transportation Fund, 510 N. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN  46204 or Leesburg Township Fire Department, 12985 State Route 347, Marysville, OH  43040.

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#1 from: Mrs. Wayne Seiter
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Sue; I'm so sorry to hear of this news. Will keep you in my prayers.  Much love from the Seiters.

#2 from: Suzanne Patterson
Richwood Civic Center
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Oh Sue, all love and prayers to you and the family.
How we will miss our bingo caller with the great voice. We will also miss a fine friend and supporter.
From all of us at the Civic Center we wish you to
nurture the great memories and smile
Love Suzanne

#3 from: Shari (Hall) Smith
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM

May God's great comfort be with you all at this time.  God will hold you in his hands today and always.  Rest in the palm of His hand.  You all will remain in my prayers in the days ahead.

God loves each of you so much!

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#5 from: Susan Garwick Slagle
Hebron, OH
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Dear Sue and Family, My heart goes out to you as you go through this healing process. Darwin will always be remembered for the great guy he was. Bless you all, Susan

#6 from: Nancy and David Wiley
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:45 AM

Sue, Susan and Mike and families,  I am so sorry for your loss.  Darwin was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  May God give you strength at this difficult time.  David and Nancy

#7 from: Melissa Miles Shepler
Liberty, Indiana
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Susie and Mike-Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad! He was a wonderful person. It is so sad that the special people of our youth are starting to slip away. I walk by your old house often, and remember the fun we had as kids. I will be thinking of you!

#8 from: Jennifer (Price) Gruber
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Mike, just wanted you to know my family & I are all thinking of you & your family. Your dad was a very kind & great man, he will be dearly missed.  Thoughts & Prayers, Jenn

#9 from: Joe Clem
Hot Springs Village, AR
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Hi Sue,
I am so sorry to hear about Darwin. I don't think I met you more than a couple of times. I grew up with Larry & Darwin farming and getting into a little trouble now and then. It's hard to believe that both Larry and Darwin are gone. I will be 76 next month and Lorraine just turned 78 in July so we are getting up there.

#10 from: Abby Beaulieu (Davis)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:55 AM

So sorry to hear of Darwins passing. May he rest in Peace.

#11 from: Bob & Sue Spencer
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

We are sorry for your loss.  We will always remember Darwin in the Fair food booth and calling BINGO at the Richwood Civic Center.  How we all enjoyed his SOUTHERN Indiana accent and sense of humor.

#12 from: Mr & Mrs Rob't Kirkpatrick
Marysville, Ohio 43040
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:58 PM

We are so sorry for what you and Darwin have had to go through.  Such a nice man to not have working in our community will be a great loss for all of us in the days and years to come.  Please draw near to your church family so you can find some strength in your hard days to come.  All our love to you and the entire family.  
Bob & Ann

#13 from: Guy & Claudette Goddard
Delaware County Line Rd.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Dear Sue, We were away this past weekend but if you get a card you will know you were in our thoughts but still was a bit of a shock. Words seem so little to express to you and family , so will pray for the strength you will need, you have endured so much but he is at rest with no more pain. He will be missed and I remember when we worked fields by Kaiser plant and use to see him.
Bless you and God will be with you for the healing you will be doing. Blessings & Prayers

#14 from: Sharon & Mark Acevedo
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Mike, Melissa and Mrs. Clem....Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. You remain in our prayers.

#15 from: Beth Converse Wood
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:27 PM

My thoughts are with you and your family Sue.

#16 from: Ted and Julia Julian and Family
Marysville, Ohio
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 7:36 AM

It was with the greatest sadness that we read yesterday of Darwin's passing. He will be greatly missed at Pharisburg UMC. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

#17 from: Rebecca George
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing.  I remember you and your mother so well, but I don't think I have seen you since sixth grade.

Being of some Scottish ancestry myself, I have been intrigued by reading news articles in the Gazette about your family's Scottish related weddings.  

My condolences to the rest of your father's family.  While I am not acquainted with Sue, I knew her parents and in fact I have a "Bell" connection with her.

Mrs. Becky George

#18 from: Joseph David Lehman
Plainfield Indiana
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Am very sorry to hear the news that my cousin Darwin passed.

#19 from: Matt Haun
Bellefontaine, Ohio
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM

I was very sorry to hear about Darwin. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.

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#21 from: Bobette Looney
Amanda, Ohio
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM

I was out in my yard today and found a card that must have been attached to a balloon.  I looked up the obituary and read it.  Darwin sounds like he was a wonderful person and the world needs more people like him.  My deepest condolences.

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