Clyde Kent Clifft,
age 73 of Portage, IN, passed away on January 24, 2015.
He was born on
November 27, 1941, in Los Angeles, CA, to Delbert and Helen Clifft, who
preceded him in death.
Clyde is survived
by his children, Jonathan (Melinda) Clifft of Lake Station, Rachael Ekstrand
of Mason, OH, and Rebecca Sheehan of Portage; sister, Judy (Ray) Johnson of
Kouts, IN; brother, Michael (Linda) Clifft of Ruskin, FL; grandchildren, Lee
Sheehan, Will Power, Michael Ekstrand, Aaron Ekstrand and Noah Clifft; his
girlfriend of 12 years, Maria Siler; and former wife and friend, Nelda
Clyde was a United
States Navy Veteran and retired Laborer from Laborers’ International Union
Local # 81. During retirement he worked as a Direct Support Professional for
Opportunity Enterprises. Clyde was a member of American Legion Post # 170,
Moose Lodge Chapter # 1900, and an avid bowler who played on the Moose
Bowling League. He was a volunteer and coach for many years at State Park
Little League and loved spending time with his family.
will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN, 46368, with Pastor Bob
Burton officiating. Burial will follow at McCool Cemetery, Portage, IN.
Visitation will be
held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the
Funeral Home with Moose Lodge and American Legion services at 6:00 p.m.
in Clyde’s honor may be made to VNA Hospice Center, 2401 Valley Dr.,
Valparaiso, IN 46385-2520.
to the family may be made at