Clement Zind

Clement Anthony "Clem" Zind

Tuesday, May 7th, 1929 - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Clement Anthony Zind (Clem), 90, passed away September 11, 2019. Clem was born May 7, 1929, in Frankfort, Kansas, to Clement A. and Lenora Engelken Zind.

Clem served his country during the Korean War. After honorable discharge, he attended and graduated from Rockhurst University with a degree in chemistry. After graduation, he went to work for Lily Tulip as chemist. After 27 years, he retired from a management position.

On November 24, 1960, Clem married Marlys Mae Haik. They had four children: Mary and (Fred) Reid, Springfield, MO, Chris and (Sonja) Zind, Nixa, MO, Steven and (Cyndy) Zind, Springfield, MO, and Tony and (JJ) Zind, Springfield, MO. Marlys passed away on August 23, 1993. Clem has eight grandchildren.

Clem married Vergene Faye Siemens on January 12, 1996, in Springfield, MO. Vergene’s children are: Harold and Vickie Siemens, Augusta, KS, Susan Siemens, Springfield, MO, Sally and Daniel Landers, Tulsa, OK, and Julie and Murphy Moore, Springfield, MO. From Vergene’s children, they have ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. Vergene passed away on April 16, 2018.

Preceding Clem in death were his parents, Clement and Lenora Zind, and his six sisters, Evelyn Zind, Leona Houlton, Marguerite Houlton, Helen Hunter, Bernice Campbell, and Rosemary Rettele.

Clem was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SEAS). He always had a rosary close by. Clem loved to play golf (in fact, he would tell you that he played his best golf in his 70’s), playing cards, music, dancing, watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends. Clem remained sharp with a sense of humor, and said that a, “good martini always helped”.

Visitation is Saturday September 14, 2019, at 10 a.m., in SEAS with funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Thomas Reidy celebrant. A private burial will be held Monday at Springfield National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to SEAS.

Clem will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
    2200 W. Republic Road
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
    2200 W. Republic Road
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    Msgr. Thomas Reidy
  • Interment

    Springfield National Cemetery
    1702 E. Seminole
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    Private committal service at a later date.

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Marianne Dosch

Posted at 10:33am
My husband John Hume and I were so sorry to here about the passing of Clem. He was part of our 'Renew' group at SEAS church. We always enjoyed hearing what he had to share and we will miss seeing him at Mass. Dee and John

Max Rettele

Posted at 06:33pm
Uncle Clem was one of my most favorite Uncles and I will always have fond memories of him. One memory being at my wedding when I asked him and all my other relatives that had served in the military to join me in showing my appreciation for their military service. Uncle Clem was always very kind to me and always made me feel like I mattered to him. I will miss him.

Morgan Rettele

Posted at 02:33pm
My favorite memory that I always shared with Uncle Clem was the time I was asked to draw a name out of a Confederate hat while standing among fellow Johnny Rebs around a huge campfire under a pecan grove in the heart of Middle Georgia (Macon). It was my "surprise initiation" as a guest of the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy to that night's ceremony/party. Without hesitation, thought or prayer, I boldly drew out my chosen name of "Clem" and said "This name of "Clem" runs deep within my veins and will always be a beacon for safe harbor in my chosen path of life!" I love you, Uncle Clem, with the deepest of sentiment.

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