PLENNA “BILL” CLEAR JR.
Plenna “Bill” Clear Jr., age 89, of Rossford, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Manor at Perrysburg. Bill was born on July 20, 1930, in Waterville, Ohio, to Plenna and Myrtle (Hoffer) Clear Sr. Growing up, Bill was mentored by his older brothers and cherished time with his dad.
He was a graduate of Waterville High School and proudly served his country for two years in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged, Bill went to work in commercial heating and air conditioning, specializing in sheet metal and was a lifetime member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. He and his wife owned and operated the Tip Top Dairy Bar in Rossford for more than 10 years. He always said, “I didn’t get wealthy, but became rich in friendships.”
He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe, took great pride in his yardwork and always had projects going around the house. He considered himself a “river rat” and enjoyed water skiing and snow skiing.
His favorite pastime was spending time with his granddaughter jet skiing, going on motorcycle rides and going to parks and fairs. Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will forever be in our hearts.
Surviving are his children, Cynthia (Mark) Lemont and Barton Clear; granddaughter, Bethany Lemont; brother, Calvin “Bud” Clear; sisters, Edna Cordy, and his niece, Sue (Don) Bittner, whom he considered a sister. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Elton) Clear; two brothers, and two sisters.
Due to current restrictions regarding public gatherings, visitation and funeral services will be private for the immediate family. Private interment will be held at Wakeman Cemetery in Waterville. Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Road, Rossford, is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Manor at Perrysburg for the loving care given to Bill.
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