March 4, 1931 - October 29, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Clarence J. Schuneman, 84, of St. Stephen will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in St. Stephen. Clarence passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Reverend Robert Harren will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. on Monday both at St. Stephen Parish Hall in St. Stephen. The St. Stephen Volunteer Fire Department will pray at 6:30 p.m. and parish prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the parish hall. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Clarence was born on March 4, 1931 in St. Stephen, Minnesota to the late August and Margaret (Omann) Schuneman. He graduated from Holdingford High School in 1949. Clarence married Patty Pohlman on November 16, 1954 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Clarence began his road construction career in 1950 with Megarry Brothers. He worked as a Motor Grader Owner and Operator throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Then he was a supervisor for Barton Contracting through the 60’s. He finished his career with Progressive Contractors Incorporated (PCI) in 1986. After retiring, Clarence then drove motorcoach for Trobec’s Bus Service for 10 years and school bus for two years. He was a life member of St. Stephen Parish, Co-Founder and past President of the St. Stephen River Runners Snowmobile Club. He was a past member of the St. Stephen Lions Club and the St. Stephen Volunteer Fire Department.

Clarence enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, snowmobiling, traveling and time at his cabin near Backus. He always took great pride in his work and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Clarence is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Patty of St. Stephen; children, Faye (Greg Supan), Danny (Nita), David (Traci), Julie (Jeff Anderson), Rennie and Amy (Mike Miller); daughter- in- law, Anne Schuneman; son-in-law, Keith Knettel; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Knettel; son, Michael; granddaughter, Kayla Schuneman; sisters, Vern Onderko, Sr. Mary Carol (OSF); and brothers, Steve, Arnold, Kenny and Dennis.