Thomas Alan Clarage

Thomas Alan Clarage

GREEN BAY — Thomas Alan Clarage, 75, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020 at his home.

Thomas was born on Feb. 23, 1945 in Kalamazoo, Mich., son of the late Harry Lewis and Thelma (Pierce) Clarage.

He was a graduate from Gladstone High School in 1964, he ­married Maria Maniaci on July 11, 1967, they had three children. On Sept. 18, 1993 he married the love of his life Frances Breault.

A self-proclaimed jack of all trades, he worked in ­construction, plumbing and heating, and was also a mason tender. He especially liked to collect lights, candles and mirrors.

Thomas was a ­member of the Washington Lodge 21 and The Beja Shriners. Above all Thomas loved to travel, spending time with family and friends, and ­volunteering for the Shriners.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Fran Clarage, of Green Bay, Wis.; his three children, Charles (Kathy) Clarage, Thelma Clarage all of Green Bay, and Wanita (Tim) Clarage-Shaw, of Appleton, Wis.; a ­brother-in-law, Gene (Lynette) Breault of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Jean (Don) Kopacz of Escanaba, and ­Patricia Koehler of Appleton.

Thomas was ­preceded by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Francis and Lenora Breault; an aunt and uncle, Lee and Mary Inman; one cousin, Lanny Inman; a nephew, Christopher Koehler; and two brothers-in-law, Ronald Breault and Rodney Koehler.

Cremation has occurred and a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Beja Shrine Center, 1950 Bond St. Green Bay.

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with the Clarage ­family on his tribute page at ­www.lyndahl.com.

In lieu of plants or flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children or Beja Shriners.