Clemens "Clem" Vehige
Date: Monday, January 11
Time: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO
Date: Tuesday, January 12
Time: 10:00 am
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wentzville, MO
Eternal Peace Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Parish in Wentzville, the American Cancer Society or to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. Clemens Clarence Vehige passed away on January 7, 2016 at the age of 96. He is survived by his five sons, Robert Vehige of Wentzville, MO, Dennis Vehige of Hawk Point, MO, Richard (Carla) Vehige of Silex, MO, Frank (Kelly) Vehige of Wentzville, MO and Michael (Margaret) Vehige of Wentzville, MO; eight daughters, Rita (John) Panke of Wright City, MO, Elaine Feldmann of Foristell, MO, Bonnie (Todd) Bristow of Troy, MO, Mary (Dave) Fetsch of St. Peters, MO, Kathy (John) Lorkowski of Wentzville, MO, Joyce Moors of Foristell, MO, Theresa (Tom) Schulte of Warrenton, MO, Monica (Jim) Benedict of Wright City, MO; brother, Jim (Carol) Vehige of Wright City, MO; sister, Lorraine Routon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Vehige nee Stahlschmidt; parents: Henry and Cecilia Vehige nee Burkemper; daughter, Ann Vehige; great-granddaughter, Makayla Vehige; brothers, Leander, Alphonse and Albert Vehige; sisters, Helen Halter and Marie Schneider; son-in-law, Dave Feldmann and brother-in-law, Stanley Routon. In his early years, he was active in farming and raising livestock. In the early 50's, Clem started his own business, The Vehige Farm Store, which is still family owned, operated and thriving today. Clem was the president of Mid America Raceways, a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wentzville and a founding member of the Pioneer Trail and Tree Coon Club, as he enjoyed coon, duck and quail hunting. Clem was a loving father of 14 children and cherished grandfather of 30 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.