Clarence LeRoy Chapman

obit_chapman.jpgClarence LeRoy Chapman, 79, of Cambridge, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at his home surrounded by family.

He was born Jan. 18, 1931 in Kenyon, Minn. to Clarence and Irene (Bahn) Chapman. Clarence graduated from Hanley Falls High School with a class of nine students. He moved to Robbinsdale, Minn. after graduation. There he met and married his wife Jane (Phillips).  They enjoyed 58 years together as husband and wife. Clarence was drafted into the United States Marine Corps on April 28, 1952 and was discharged in 1954. He was a Foreman at Moorhead Machinery and Boiler for many years until retirement.

Clarence and Jane raised five children in Cambridge, Minn. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Earl Chapman and mother, Irene Anna Chapman. He is survived by his wife, Jane of Cambridge; daughter, Claire (Rich) Fix of Cambridge, son, Craig Chapman of North Branch; daughter, Lee Ann (Bruce) Hentges Detroit Lakes, son, Doug Chapman of North Branch, and son, Scott (Michelle) Chapman of Anchorage, Alaska; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; many friends and relatives and faithful dog, Boo. 

Funeral Services were held at Fish Lake Lutheran Church in Harris, Minn. on Jan. 8 with Rev. Dale Stiles officiating Jon Ekstrom, accompanied by LaDonna Olson sang “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” and “Rock of Ages.” Pallbearers were Cale, Scott, Craig, and Doug Chapman, Bruce Hentges and Richard Fix. Honorary pallbearers were James Duwix, Derrick Devine, James Williams and Nick Peterson. Interment was in the Fish Lake Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Fish Lake Lutheran Church. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.