Details for Clarence P. Hammarlund

Clarence P. Hammarlund, age 89, of Janesville, died on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Cedar Crest. He was born in Janesville on July 23, 1928, the son of C. Adolph and Bessie (Pederson) Hammarlund. He graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1951, and received his Master’s in School Administration from UW-Madison. He and his college sweetheart, Claudine J. Winnie, married June 15, 1952 in Whitewater, and they celebrated 60 anniversaries until her death on November 15, 2012. Clarence graduated from the Janesville Public Schools as a 1946 senior class officer and from UW-Whitewater in 1951, where he was a member of the band, Pi Omega Pi honorary fraternity, and the varsity tennis team. He received his Master’s degree in public school administration from UW-Madison in 1960, with further graduate study at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and elsewhere. Following military service at Kimpo AFB during the Korean War, where he earned the Korean War Service Medal with 2 battle stars and a Commendation Ribbon, he was a mathematics teacher at Marshall Junior High School, department chairman and tennis coach, being named Wisconsin’s Outstanding Mathematics Teacher of the Year in 1963. After serving as Marshall assistant principal, in 1969 he became the Janesville School District’s acting Director of Secondary Education and Local Vocational Education Coordinator. He was appointed principal of Edison Junior High during its construction in 1970, and remained there until his retirement in 1989, when he was named Principal of the Year. A member of the Janesville Education Association, National and State Associations of Secondary Principals, and Phi Delta Kappa, he also served on the State superintendent’s committee for certification of junior high teachers and the Wisconsin State Consortium for School Evaluation. A lifelong member of First Lutheran Church, he was a member of various committees, including the Executive Board, serving two years as Congregation President. A member of the Jaycees, a director of the local United Way and a life member of the VFW, he was also a director, treasurer and president of the Educational Employees Credit Union, was a member and president of the Janesville Public Library Board, and a member of the Cedar Crest choir and Resident Council. He enjoyed reading, singing, playing golf, piano and trumpet, plus attending grandchildren’s concerts, recitals, baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball events. Clarence is survived by his two daughters, Diane (Keith) Burdick of Sun Prairie, and Lori (Eric) Lorenz of Mequon; five grandchildren: Brett (Dawne) Burdick of Sun Prairie, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Burdick of Antigo, Scott Lorenz of Shorewood, Melanie (Adam) Russell of Chicago, and Randall Lorenz of Milwaukee; three great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Myles and Ian Burdick; and many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudine; parents; sister, Elaine (Hammarlund) Hartman; brother-in-law, Dr. John Hartman; brother-in-law, Robert Winnie; and sister-in-law, Mary (Flood) Winnie. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 612 N. Randall Avenue, Janesville. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Church. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or Cedar Crest. Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. For online obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

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