A funeral Mass for Cletus Wehri, 94, Glen Ullin will be 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, Jan. 12, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glen Ullin with the Rev. Jeff Zwack celebrating. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation for Cletus will be from 4 to 6 p.m. CDT Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a rosary and vigil service being held at 5 p.m. CDT.
Cletus passed away Jan. 9, 2019 at Marion Manor, Glen Ullin.
Cletus Raymond Wehri was born Jan. 21, 1924 near Haymarsh, the son of William “W.F.” and Marcellena (Potts) Wehri. Growing up, he attended School in Haymarsh, graduating from Glen Ullin High School in 1941. Cletus continued to work on the family farm and it was during this time that he met Anna Skalsky. In 1947, Cletus purchased a farm of his own and he and Anna were married April 22, 1947. The couple made their home on the dairy farm north of Glen Ullin where they were blessed with four sons, Donald, Vernon, Charles, and Thomas, and four daughters, Marjorie, Sharon, LaVonne, and Annette. The family worked together milking cows, raising chickens, pigs and a garden.
In 1993, Cletus and Anna retired and moved into Glen Ullin. Cletus was a hard-working farmer most of his life and worked as a janitor at Glen Ullin High School when he moved to town. Cletus and Anna were dancers, sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes on a Saturday night in New Salem or Beulah, and sometimes square dancing in the old high school gym. Cletus was very active in the Knights of Columbus and was a fourth-degree Knight. He also enjoyed playing pinochle, working in his garden in town and he didn’t mind a “good shot” of whisky at night. He especially loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed by them all.
Cletus is survived by his sons, Donald (Norma Rambousek), Vernon (Brenda Martin), Charles (Colleen Krone), Thomas (Carla Wetzel); daughters, Marjorie Wehri, Sharon (Vernon Solum), LaVonne (Kim Knutson), Annette (Wade Branson); 18 grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer), Denise (Joe) Martino, Dana (Tyler) Wahus, Monica (John) Pusey, Quinn, Joshua, Cole, Rafe, Michele (Paul) Lopez, Christie (CJ) Doucett, Christopher (Kari), Kimberly (Jon) Soleth, Nathan Solum, Kenny (Emily) Knutson, Alicia (Rick) Olson, and Tyler, Elizabeth (Timothy) Baker and Torey Branson; 20 great-grandchildren, Emily, Cade Reuter, Iris, Tyler Doucett, Dylan Doucett, Grace, Cobe, Cynthia Lopez, Kinsey, Wyatt, Kimberly, Kenny Knutson IV, Claire, James, Milo, Lillian, Phineus, and Henry; and a sister, Bernice Wehri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Anna, in 2009; great-grandson, Christopher Knutson; brothers, Urban, Harry Armin, Waldo, Arnold and Sylvester Wehri; sisters, Marcellena Frueh, Angela Duppong and Alma Tavis.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with his family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are being handled by Spangelo-Stevenson Funeral Home, Glen Ullin/Hebron.