Clarence Stanley Mileski was born Sept. 2, 1933, in the township of Eaton, Brown County, Wisconsin to Stanley and Julia nee Nitka (Konwal) Mileski. He entered eternal life on June 19, 2021.
He married Ethel Rose Wesselman on Oct. 31, 1959, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in rural Boonville, Missouri. They resided in the township of Eaton where they raised their four boys. They moved into Green Bay in 2002.
Clarence was a farmer until he obtained employment at Proctor & Gamble Paper Mill. He retired in 1996 after 34 years.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Ethel Rose; and three sons and three daughters-in-law and their families, John; Sarah (Hohensee) (Robert) Mileski and their two children, Eric and Emily (Dan) Tidemanson; Kenneth and Cheryl (Nelson) Mileski and their three sons, Kyle, Justyn and Bradley; Michael and Michelle (Dalton) Mileski and their three children, Amanda, Maureen and Patrick.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Julia Mileski; son, Robert; four half-brothers and spouses, Nick (Terry) Konwal, Walter (Dorothy) Konwal, Ray (Josie) Konwal and Joseph Konwal; his full brother and sisters, Henry (Marge) Mileski, Alice Mileski, Irene (Bernard) Szymanski; three nephews and one niece, Joseph Konwal, Gerald Mileski, Thomas Szymanski and Mary Szymanski.
In addition, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Elmer and Gertrude Wesselman; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Louis and Mary Ruth Warpinski, Ada Twenter, Clara Frances and Bill Hughey; and two nieces and one nephew, Karen (Warpinski) Winrich, Angela Ruth Hughey and Jeff Twenter.
Clarence’s sons have fond memories of times spent going to car shows, tractor pulls, transportation museums—anything with an engine! They all also remember “helping” him renovate their house as they remodeled one room at a time.
Clarence and Ethel Rose took square dance lessons in 1975 and danced for two years, before Clarence’s work hours interfered. They spent many happy hours dancing after retirement. They danced mainstream, plus, and were learning advanced.
In 2018, they moved into assisted living and want to thank the staff for their care. Also, they thank the staff from Unity Hospice for their care and understanding during the 16 months that Clarence was on hospice, especially nurses Melanie and Lance, CNA Jennifer, social worker Molly and Chaplain Nathan.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Dr., from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating. Burial will take place at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolence may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.