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Clayton Arthur Nummerdor, 84, went home to be with his lord and savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 20, 2018, at the Senior Suite Care and Rehab in Emory, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 3, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory. Burial will follow in Forest Mound Cemetery, Waupun, Wisconsin, in April.

Clayton was born April 3, 1933, in Waupun, the son of Arthur and Jeanette (McConnell) Nummerdor. He was raised in Waupun and joined the U.S. Army in 1950. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War where he met and married his wife of 65 years, Rosita Mori. They returned to the United States in 1954. Clayton served several years on the police force in Waupun, was a carpenter by trade, and eventually retired from Carnation Company and moved to Emory, Texas, in August 2002.

Clayton was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He loved to fly airplanes, sing, ride motorcycles, fish and camp.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie; daughter, Rosemary Newland and husband Tim; sister, Ruth Bruggink and husband Allen; grandchildren, Grace Bull and husband Tommy, Petre Petrini, Elena Petrini, Simeon Petrini and Emma Petrini; great-grandchildren, Eva Petrini, Rebekah Bull, Resalea Bull, Josiah Bull; and many, many beloved family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth, in 1972; his parents; a brother and a sister.