Funeral services for Cletus Muff age 93 of Clearwater were 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at St. John's Catholic Church, rural Clearwater with Father Eldon McKamy, Officiating. Music was provided by Tom Kimes and Church Choir. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Peter, Dan Peter, Steve Peter, Brian Thramer, John Sample, Shaun Hansen, and Patrick Deane. Visitation was at St. John's Catholic Church 4 -7 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Cletus passed away Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Cletus John Muff was born on July 2, 1917 to Clemens and Christina (Schueth) Muff in rural Clearwater, Ne. He grew up in rural Clearwater. Cletus was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Catholic Church, rural Clearwater, Ne. He attended Dist. #46 in Holt County. Cletus graduated with the class of 1935 from Clearwater High School. On June 3, 1941 he was united into marriage to Barbara Jean Babcock at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Clearwater. They celebrated their 69th Anniversary. They made their home on the farm southwest of Clearwater, where he was born. Cletus was the first in his neighborhood to plant hybrid seed corn, use commercial fertilizer and put in irrigation systems. Later he enjoyed gardening and lawn care.
Cletus was treasurer of Dist. 46 and served on ASC Board in O'Neill. He was active in St. John's Church as trustee, member of the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus and men's choir. Survived by his wife. Children: Wayne (Dawn) Muff of Fremont, Ne, Jane (Cal) Peter of O'Neill, Ne, Ruth (Larry) Deane of Houston, Tx, Ed Muff of Lodi, Ca, Bobi (John) Courtney of Alliance, Ne, and Margaret (Greg) Hansen of Hemingford, Ne. 18 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren. Sister, Mary M. Cox of Corpus Christi, Tx. Preceded in death by his parents. 3 brothers, Mark, Leonard, and Maurice. 3 sister, Germaine, Lorraine, and Margaret. 3 Nephews. Memorials may be directed to Clearwater Fire Department or donor's choice.