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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Clarence Blunck

Clarence Wesley Blunck

Monday, August 7th, 1933 - Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
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Obituary

Clarence Wesley Blunck, 87, of Platte, SD passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his home. Funeral Services are 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Olive Presbyterian Church in Platte. A Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 5, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Clarence’s honor may be directed to: Campbell-Timmerman American Legion Post #115, PO Box 111, Platte, SD 57369 or Platte Care Center Avera, PO Box 200, Platte, SD 57369. The service will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting) and through “Mount Funeral Homes” Facebook page.

Clarence Wesley Blunck was born on August 7, 1933 in the home of his parents, Ralph and Lura (Bibbey) Blunck in Dwyer, WY. Clarence’s first few years of schooling were in a country school in Dwyer. He finished elementary school and completed four years of high school in Guernsey, WY, graduating as class valedictorian in 1951. After high school, he attended the University of WY. He had received a Sears and Roebuck Foundation Scholarship for the school year 1951-52. After this year, he enlisted in the US Air Force in November of 1952 and served stateside for his enlistment performing aircraft maintenance at a flight training facility until his honorable discharge in November of 1956.

In 1953, he married Arlene Menning. To that union four children were born: Rodney (Rod), Denise, Jeffrey (Jeff) and Paul. After divorcing in 1972, Clarence moved to Platte, SD taking a job at Wynia Implement. He later worked as a machinist for United Auto Parts and then Kelly’s Auto Parts, retiring at age 67 in 2000.

Clarence met Faye Reiser in 1974 and eventually married on August 1,1975. He welcomed to that family three stepchildren: Rob, Janelle and Joe Reiser.

Clarence was an avid pheasant and deer hunter. He also enjoyed walleye fishing on the river. He loved deer hunting in the Black Hills with his step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He also loved bowling, which is where he met Faye. He also liked playing cards, especially cribbage.

Clarence was an active member of the Olive Presbyterian Church, serving as part of the Session, on the pastoral search committee, along with many other church offices. He was a faithful member of Campbell-Timmerman American Legion Post #115 in Platte, where he served many jobs including Post Commander. He also served offices at the state level. He was involved in the Veterans Day Program and was well known for organizing flag details for funerals and sporting events. He was also known for organizing the PVA Pheasant Hunt every year for 25 years, including the fundraiser banquet and auction.

Grateful for sharing Clarence’s life, are his children: Rod (Jan) Blunck of Pella, IA, Denise (Rod) Matthews of Dubuque, IA and Jeff Blunck of Loveland, CO; three stepchildren: Rob (Cindy) Reiser of Platte, SD, Janelle Reiser of Mitchell, SD and Joe Reiser of Vermillion, SD; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Wilma Kite of Great Falls, MT; two brothers-in-law: Jack Pranger of Platte, SD and Bill (Linda) Pranger of New Lennox, IL; along with many nieces and nephews.

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lura Blunck; wife, Faye Blunck (Nov. 18, 2020); son, Paul Blunck; daughter-in-law, Lisa Blunck; grandson, Adam Blunck; three sisters: June, Elsie, and Katy; along with several brothers and sisters-in-law.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 5th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 5th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Olive Presbyterian Church
    Address
    501 E. 1st St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 10:30am
    Location
    Olive Presbyterian Church
    Address
    501 E. 1st St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    Notes
    The service will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting) and through “Mount Funeral Homes” Facebook page.
    Officiant
    Pastor Regan Beauchamp
  • Interment

    Location
    Platte City Cemetery
    Address
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    Notes
    Military Honors by Campbell-Timmerman American Legion Post #115 of Platte, SD.
  • Reception

    Location
    Olive Presbyterian Church
    Address
    501 E. 1st St.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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Affiliations

  • American Legion
  • Presbyterian Church USA
  • US Air Force

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Rev Tim Harmon

Posted at 06:54am
God be with you. Clarence was a kind elder who really helped me when I was in seminary and a student pastor in Platte. Our prayers are with you.

Becky Erickson

Posted at 02:58pm
We were so sorry to hear of Clarence passing so soon after you lost Faye. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

Jill Webb

Posted at 05:35pm
I have soooo many memories of my dear "Unkie"--I never called him anything else. We kept track of each other's comings and goings and shared so many laughs. I heard many stories from him. When he visited our Wyoming ranch 14 years ago, he pitched right in moving panels and sorting cows--never lost those rural ranch skills. He was so thrilled to be able to elk hunt a few years ago. He had never gone elk hunting before. Thank you to whichever grandchildren made that happen for him. Love you, Unkie, Miss you always. Jill Kirkpatrick Webb
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Steve WAGNER

Posted at 03:51pm
Clarence was a TRUE friend to the North Central Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and coordinated an annual Pheasant Hunt for MANY years for the Chapter. He was a REGULAR attendee at Chapter events and shall be sorely missed. Clarence always had a smile for me and displayed a pleasant demeanor. He was my friend and I shall miss him.
Steve WAGNER - Sioux Falls, SD
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