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Zane E. Clapsaddle

January 24, 1928 April 10, 2018
Zane E. Clapsaddle
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Obituary for Zane E. Clapsaddle

Zane Ernest Clapsaddle, age 90, formerly of Brown City, passed away on April 10, 2018. He was born on January 24, 1928, and was one of four children of Russell and Mary (Clark) Clapsaddle. Zane is survived by Hazel his beloved wife of 72 years, and their children Larry (Suzanne), Shari Squires, Randy (Martha) and Brian (Lisa) and their families. Zane also has one surviving sister Pauline Huffman. Zane grew up in Brown City and Fife Lake, and graduated from Brown City High School in 1946. He married Hazel Thompson on April 17, 1946, shortly before enlisting in the US Army. Following his military service, he and Hazel returned to the Pontiac area, where they began their family. He spent the majority of his career as a technical writer for Chrysler Corp.
Zane had extensive knowledge of mechanics and engineering, mostly self-taught. He dug the basement to their first house by hand, carrying out wheel-barrow loads of dirt, often with a child perched on top. Over the years he rescued and rebuilt numerous vehicles, including the family "dune buggy". He moved and rebuilt buildings, and "could fix anything". He also was a good sketch artist, although many of his creations were on napkins, restaurant placemats, and the corners of newspapers. Although Zane was rarely an openly demonstrative person, he was deeply protective and supportive of those he loved.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother Wayne and his sister Betty Stacy.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM with visitation at the funeral home beginning at 11:30 AM. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly with military honors will take place at 2:30 PM.

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Visitation

Tuesday

17

Apr

11:30 AM 4/17/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 4/17/2018 12:30:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

17

Apr

12:30 PM 4/17/2018 12:30:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Burial to follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery at 2:30 PM.

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States
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