Clarence “Pete” Case, 90, passed away, Wednesday, August 2

Clarence “Pete” Case, 90, of Eau Claire, passed away, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 4071 Naomi Rd., Sodus, with Rev. Mark Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sodus, with Military Honors conducted by Great Lakes Naval Station.  Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9:30 A.M. Saturday at the Church until the time of the service.  Memorial donations in Pete’s name may be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.  Those wishing to sign Pete’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.   

Pete was born February 15, 1927 in St. Petersburg, Florida to Harry & Estella (Jeffery) Case. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1945 and entered the United States Navy, serving during WWII until December 1947.  On October 31, 1948, he married the former Helen Fern Wycoff at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.  Pete was employed as Project Manager for Harbor City Building Systems, retiring in 1989.  He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church,  St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Elks Lodge where he served as Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, was a volunteer fireman for Sodus Township Fire Department for 28 years, a member of the Eau Claire American Legion Post #353, and a leader in Boy Scouts & 4-H for 18 years.  Pete was also active in Sodus Little League Baseball and was a registered official of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.  

Pete is survived by his wife of nearly sixty-nine years-Helen Fern; his children-Duane (Susan) Case of St. Joseph, Sharon (Lee) Woerner of Sarasota, FL, Norma Hasse of Stevensville, Dean (Johnny) Case of Sodus; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; his brother Morton Case of Sister Lakes; his sister Betty Molter of Dowagiac; and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson Shaun Neumann in 1984, and three brothers-Victor, Gordon & Don Case




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