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Clayton Helmer Sengbusch, 95, of Oxford, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at his home.

Clayton was born in Reedsville, on June 29, 1923, to Ervin and Catherine (Boldt) Sengbusch. He graduated from Brillion High School in 1941 and furthered his education earning a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Clayton proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marines. He found his way to Oxford by taking a job at the Oxford Feed Mill; he married Beverly Roney on April 23, 1955, in Oxford. Clayton managed the feed mill, sold veterinarian supplies and later became an assessor. The majority of Clayton’s working career was as a self-employed assessor serving many municipalities throughout all of Wisconsin.

Clayton was a charter member of the Oxford Lions Club and was extremely proud that he gave more than half of his life to serving the community through the club; he also served as district governor. He served as president of the Westfield School Board and probably sat through more high school sporting events supporting his family than anyone in history. Clayton held UW football tickets for 65 years and was recently recognized during halftime at Camp Randall for his dedication. He was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oxford. Above all else, family was most important to Clayton; he was always there to lend a helping hand and will be dearly missed by his family and community.

Clayton leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Beverly; and four children, Lila (Kelly) Maloney of Columbus, Dennis of Oxford, Scott (Patty) of Oxford, and Lori (Marty) Groskreutz of Madison; as well as eight grandchildren, Jason Sengbusch, Maggi (John) Fenske, Aaron Sengbusch, Adam (Colleen) Sengbusch, Silas (Kelly) Groskreutz, Sarah (John Page) Groskreutz, Jacob Groskreutz and Ryan (Heather) Sengbusch. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kelsey, Kyler, Kimberly, Finley, Cori and Caden; as well as siblings, Carroll Sengbusch and Valdis Robley. Clayton is further survived by sisters-in-law, Barbara Roney-Peck and Carol Sengbusch; brother-in-law, Sam Dorcheus; as well as many extended family members.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Robert, and daughter-in-law, Sally; siblings, Jack Sengbusch and Ruby Dorcheus; as well as sister-in-law, Dolores Sengbusch and brother-in-law, Rueben Robley.

A funeral service for Clayton Sengbusch will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oxford. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the church and again from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Larry Sheppard will preside and burial with full military honors will take place at Oxford Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the family for several local memorials that will be established in Clayton’s name.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Oxford and Montello is honored to be serving the family,