CLYDE PRUDHOMME JR.Clyde Albert Prudhomme, Jr., 87, of Hermantown, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
CLYDE PRUDHOMME JR.
Clyde Albert Prudhomme, Jr., 87, of Hermantown, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Duluth with family by his side.
Clyde was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Duluth, to Clyde and Tess (Rush) Prudhomme Sr. Following high school, he was drafted and served in the U.S. Navy during both World War II on an attack cargo ship and in Korea on a destroyer. Clyde returned to the states and was employed at Western Electric for 35 years retiring as a supervisor in 1983.
He was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. Once retired, he traveled south during the winter months in his motor home with his first wife, Irene, and then with his current wife, Carol, making very good friends along the way. Clyde loved to travel even if just a drive to the Range. His biggest joy was family gatherings at Fish Lake.
Clyde was a devoted husband and father that cherished his family and enjoyed his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Irene, of 47 years; and his children, Linda, Donald, Kathy, Richard and Mary.
Clyde is survived by his wife, Carol, and her children; his children, Rene (Eric) Cepada of Duluth, Paula (Dick) Greenlee of Gettysburg, Pa., Jill (Pat) Hinks of Duluth, Kim (Stan) Sarnowski of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Chris (Janice) Prudhomme of San Francisco, John (Shahnaz) Prudhomme of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Pat (Gemma) Prudhomme of San Diego; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 6, all in the Dougherty Funeral Home Chapel. Military Honors accorded by the Duluth Combine Honor Guard.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Special Olympics in Clyde’s name.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Duluth.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second St., Duluth, (218) 727-3555.