On September 17, Clement J. Nolan, 91, peacefully left this world to be eternally united with Beverly, his beloved wife of 67 years who preceded him in death last December.
He was born in Prairie du Chien, and was a former resident of Marquette. He most recently lived with and was cared for by his daughter Sue and many other family members in Wauwatosa.
Clem was a veteran of WWII and served as a T/Sgt. Flight Engineer Gunner in the Army Air Force with the 827th Bomb Squad, 484th Bomb Group in the European Theater. He was very moved to have been able to take a Stars & Stripes Honor Flight with his daughter Geri from Milwaukee to Wash., D.C. and view the WWII Memorial honoring his service and, veterans of other wars.
He and Beverly raised their family in Wauwatosa. He was a retiree of Square D Co. where he had been employed for 35 years, and had been a member of their bait casting team. Time spent on the Mississippi River boating and fishing had been a big part of hit life. He was active in Boy Scouts and very proud of helping his only son attain the rank of Eagle Scout. In retirement, he greatly loved time spent with family and traveling with Beverly throughout the U.S., as well as international travel, especially several trips to Ireland.
While saddened by his death, his family takes comfort knowing how much he loved and inspired each of us, and we are thankful we were able to take care of him until the end of his life. He provided us with a wonderful example in the way he took such loving care of his wife for many years. We are content and happy to know he is now with Beverly forever.
He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his seven children, Sue Nolan, Pat Nolan-Burger (Mark), Kathy Nolan-Eilbes, Geri Nolan, Jane Murphy (David), Michael Nolan (Anne) and Julie Faber (Alan); fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was so happy and excited to hear of the upcoming addition of two more great grandchildren to the family. We’re so sorry he won’t be here to meet them. He is also survived by a sister Phyllis Gokey; brother-in-law James Coffman; numerous nieces and nephews and many caring, wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his sisters Rosemary Coffman, Leone Sprosty and Noreen Wendland.
A memorial in celebration of his life is pending. If desired, a donation could be made in his memory to the American Legion Veteran's Memorial in Marquette, or to St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens.