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In Memory of

Clinton J. Brunette

September 8, 1927 - July 2, 2013

Obituary


Clinton J. Brunette, age 85, of Stone Lake, WI passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

Clinton J. Brunette was born September 8, 1927 in Island Lake Township, Lyon County, Minnesota the son of Edward and Violet (Vezina) Brunette. Clinton was raised in Cass Lake, MN where he was a member of the White Earth Nation. He went to work at an early age to help his family. Clinton joined the U.S. Army on November 28, 1949 and served until May 15 of 1951. After leaving the Army Clinton...

Clinton J. Brunette, age 85, of Stone Lake, WI passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

Clinton J. Brunette was born September 8, 1927 in Island Lake Township, Lyon County, Minnesota the son of Edward and Violet (Vezina) Brunette. Clinton was raised in Cass Lake, MN where he was a member of the White Earth Nation. He went to work at an early age to help his family. Clinton joined the U.S. Army on November 28, 1949 and served until May 15 of 1951. After leaving the Army Clinton joined the U.S. Merchant Marine where he worked his way up to 2nd Officer and was in charge of navigation on a ship. While overseas in Scotland, Clinton met Susanne E. Cook. They were joined in marriage on May 19, 1954 in London, England. Together they lived in London before moving to Cass Lake, MN. Clinton continued his work with the merchant marine. After a few years Clinton and Susanne purchased Black Mallard Resort in Stone Lake, WI. During the summer months Clinton would take leave from the merchant marine to assist in running the resort. They operated the resort until 1980 when they retired. After retirement Susanne and Clinton enjoyed trips to Florida during the winter months to visit family in Lake Worth and to stay in Panama City Beach where they were members of the American Veterans Club and Fleet Club. Throughout their lives Susanne and Clinton loved to dance together and care for one another.

Clinton is survived by his two children, Brad Brunette of Panama City, FL, Michelle O'Neill of Lake Worth, FL; three grandchildren, Colin and Allison O'Neill, Austin Brunette; four siblings, Herman, Madaline, Pauline and Geraldine; close nephew, Carl Humphrey; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Susanne; parents; and two brothers.

A time of gathering with family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th at the family home in Stone Lake. Interment will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hayward Regional Hospice, 15910 W Company Lake Road, Hayward, WI 54843.