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James Michael Clute
WOODBINE - James Michael Clute, 68, SGT Retired US Army, departed this life Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was born on May 3, 1951, at Alpena, Michigan, the son of Estel and Ann (Hutzek) Clute.
Served in Vietnam retiring from the U. S. Army, Fort Riley in 1998. Graduated from high school in Alpena, Michigan. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed woodworking
Married Brenda Lewis-Marzolf October 5, 1991, at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Preceded in death by a nephew and his parents.
Survivors are wife, Brenda Clute of Woodbine; two sons, Trevor Clute (Casey) of Topeka, KS, James Clute of Oscada, MI; a daughter, Jessica Clapp of Houma, LA; three grandchildren, Wyatt, Eli, and Alice; sisters and brothers of Michigan, Margaret (Daniel) Doherty, Mary (Norbert) Rickelmann, Virginia (Richard) Frank, Robert (Sally) Clute, Donald (Mary) Clute, Douglas (Patty) Clute, Cynthia (Nicholas) Rupas, and thirty-three nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends at the Woodbine Fellowship Hall, 2:00pm until 3:00pm, Thursday, January 9, 2020. Burial will follow with military rites at the Woodbine Cemetery.
Memorials have been designated to the Disabled American Veterans-Topeka Chapter; and may be sent in care of Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.
If this is the Jim Clute I served with in the Michigan National Guard in 1972-1973. I am so sorry to hear this news. I lost contact with Jim in the mid 70's. We used to have a blast in the guard. We both served overseas then transferred to Alpena. I was living down state Michigan and traveled to Alpena for our meetings. We spend a lot of time together partying in that jeep he built. Unfortunately Jim is not the only one from our group that has passed away. RIP my friend.
Jim French, Jr., Oxford, Michigan Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM
Jim you were a great big brother. As I got older we got to be great friends also. I have many memories of times spent with you that Ill never forget. As the saying goes this isnt goodbye its till we meet again. Love you always big brother Jim
Cindy Rupas Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM