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Clement "Clem" R. Sharkey
Date of Death: February, 18 2018

          Clement "Clem" R. Sharkey, 91, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Escanaba. He was born on November 23, 1926 in Iron Mountain, MI, the son of the late John and Lea (Duranceau) Sharkey. On September 19, 1950 he married the former Beverly Henriksen in Connecticut.
          After graduating from Escanaba High School in 1944, Clem proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatre. After the war he was sent to the Bikini atoll in 1946 to help in the atom bomb experiments.
          Clem was a construction superintendant for 20 years, then owned and operated Northland Bar & Hotel, and was also the owner of Wolverine Roofing Company. He was one of the original founders and served for 9 years with the Delta County Sheriff Department search and rescue unit. Amongst his many interests, Clem loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and was an avid history buff. Clem also loved watching the Packers and Tigers.
          He is survived by his loving wife, five children: Sandra Ramstack, Steve Sharkey, Linda (Tom) Gilgenbach, Donna (Gary) Nash and Diana Anderson, twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
          Clem was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Jack and Don Sharkey.
          Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home (400 S. 10th St., Escanaba, MI 49829), with Delta County Veterans Council rites at 3:45 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clement Sharkey will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Fr. Eric Olson officiating. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
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  • "Marty will miss his fellow Packer fan and I will miss the history buff. We both loved, respected, and felt lucky to have such a great brother-in-law. "
    -Marty & Jerre Henriksen

  • "Marty will miss his fellow Packer fan and I will miss the history buff. We both loved, respected, and felt lucky to have such a great brother-in-law. "
    -Marty & Jerre Henriksen

  • "Donna and family so sorry to hear about the passing of Clem. keep warm memories close to your hearts and he will be with you forever. thoughts and prayers are with you during these troubling times"
    -tina garbe

  • "Sandy, Steve, Donna, Linda and Diane sending our love and prayers to all of you and your family. Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Clem was such a person. He will be missed greatly and remembered often. Stay strong knowing how loved he was by the entire family. "
    -Dale & Andrea Henriksen

  • "Uncle Clem will be missed by many - he always had a smile on his face and a good word to say to everyone! You are all in my prayers to give you comfort to get you through this difficult time. My heart goes out to all of you."
    -Patti and Dave Howe

  • "Diana, So sorry for your loss. A hug for you and sending prayers to you and family."
    -Jessica Goode

  • "Sandy, While browsing the internet, I came across your father's name. I'm so sorry for your loss and wish you my condolences. I remember, with fondness, playing with you, Cheryll, and Mary at your beautiful home. Do you remember singing on your front porch? We had a great childhood and education at St. Pats. May you be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of all those who knew and loved your dad. I hope you are well and keep your fathers memory alive in your heart forever."
    -Cathy (Call) Reinke

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