Clyde James Thoune, 85, of Stephenson, Mich., passed away on July 14, 2020, peacefully at his home with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 20, 1934, to the late Peter and Josephine (Bushenville) Thoune.
Clyde graduated from Stephenson High School in 1953. He worked in Milwaukee at American Motors and Milwaukee Hydraulics. In 1959, Clyde married Donna Vargo in Milwaukee and later moved back to Stephenson. In 1969, Clyde and Donna purchased Belgiumtown Bar from his father and owned and operated the business for eight years. Clyde then worked at KSU retiring in 1995. Upon retirement Clyde was active in many clubs: Menominee County Pheasant club (past president and founder), Menominee County Soil Conservation Chair, Mid-County Sportsmen liaison, UPSA, UP Whitetails Menominee River chapter, NWTF, Stephenson Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years, Mid-County Senior Center board, church council for eight years, Stephenson ski jump club and started the men’s and women’s slow-pitch softball, as well as, the Mid-County pool league. Clyde enjoyed working with his friend, Rocco, in the vineyard, fishing with Nick Diehm and Bill Schuester, making maple syrup every spring and especially enjoyed time with family at camp.
Clyde is survived by two sons: Russell of Peshtigo, Wis. and Stuart of Longmont, Colo.; six grandchildren: Eric (Kathy) of Lena, Wis., Ryan (Jaci) of Stephenson, Ben (Darcy) of Grand Rapids, Mich., Rachel of East Lansing, Mich., Tyler of Stephenson and Tommy (Chelsay) of Bermerton, Wash.; two great-grandchildren: Sawyer and Bronne Thoune; two sisters: Maggie Machalk and Doris Laurin; one brother, Alvin (Shirley) Thoune and many nieces and nephews.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Josephine and siblings: Emanuel (Henrietta) Thoune, Robert (Ernestine) Thoune, Glen (Theresa) Thoune, Margie (Don) Pecott, Joyce (Julius) Mikus and Peter (Shirley) Thoune; and brother-in-laws: Jim Laurin and Louie Machalk.
Visitation for Clyde will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home beginning at 4 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 6 with Pastor Brenda Greenwald presiding. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, anyone who attends is asked to wear a mask.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.