Richard I. Clouse

Richard I. Clouse, 96, of Tiffin, died at 9:58 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

He was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Tiffin, to Edward and Louise (Walters) Clouse. He married Florence A. Geren Feb. 26, 1944, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she died June 28, 2003.

Survivors include two sons, Arthur (Sandra) Clouse of Marion and Jeffrey (Cindy) Clouse of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Richard (Alissa) Clouse, Christopher Oswalt, David Grouls, Angela (Joel) Kahney and Carrie (Michael Buckels) Clouse; five great-grandchildren, Stacia and C.J. Oswalt, Sophia, Olivia and Jackson Kahney; and two great-great-grandchildren, Brylee and Haden Palin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, Arthur Clouse; two sisters, Helen Hemminger and Mildred Huffman; and a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Grouls.

Richard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II 1942-1945.

He retired from the National Machinery Company in 1987, after 25 years as a machinist and was a member of its Quarter Century Club, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and American Legion No. 354 of New Riegel. He enjoyed woodworking in his basement after his retirement. He was an avid euchre and pinochle player.

The family wishes to thank Richard’s best friend and card playing partner, Art Myers, who was always there to help Richard with anything.

Visitation for family and friends will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419)-447-3113. A wake service will be at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The National Machinery Quarter Century Club will meet at 7 p.m.

Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to Mass at the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military rites provided by Seneca County United Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Organ Fund, Stein Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.