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JOHN PATRICK CLEMENS

John Patrick Clemens, 59, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 of heart failure after a short stay at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Mn.

John was born on June 22, 1958 in St. Cloud, Mn. to Virginia Rose (Weitzel) and William E. Clemens.

John grew up in St. Cloud, attending Lincoln Elementary, St. Cloud Tech High School, and St. Cloud State University.

On July 21,1984, John married Cindy Rassier and they lived their life together in the St. Cloud area. John was an executive vice-president of the family-owned business, Bankers System's, Inc., until its sale in 1994.

John enjoyed travelling with his wife, Cindy, and spending time together at their lake cabin in Ontario. His other interests included sports and many outdoor activities, such as trail riding, bird hunting, and fishing.

John was a kind and humble man, known for his warmth and gentleness. His generosity and compassion for others were among his many attributes.

John had a special gift of putting others at ease with his warm smile, infectious laugh, and easy sense of humour.

John is survived by his loving wife, Cindy; siblings, Barbara (Jerry Wayne) Watkins, Mary Sue (Randy) Potter, and Robin (Kevin Penttila) Clemens; brother-in-law, Ron (Judi) Rassier; sister-in-law, Debbie (Mike) Lechner; and nieces and nephews, Sean Potter, Denae McDevitt, Michelle and Nicole Lechner, and Brent, Christi, and Brian Rassier.

John was predeceased by his parents.

Funeral arrangements are to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations are preferred to the American Heart Association, The Clemens Gardens, or the St. Scholastica Convent.