- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 5, 1922
- Place of birth:
Magnet, Nebraska, United States
- Date of passing: Mar 16, 1996
- Place of passing:
Osceola, Nebraska, United States
|Let the memory of Clarence be with us forever|
Clarence Tilton 'Tillie" Weber
4/5/1922 - 3/16/1996. Son of Clarence F. Weber and Marion Osby (Wisner). Born in Magnet, NE and graduated from Randolph High School. He graduated from Wayne State Teacher's College in 1946.
He served in the US Coast Guard/USN from 1942 -1946 as a BM1/Coxswain aboard the troop transport ship USS Joseph T. Dickman .He served as a Higgins Boat driver and landed infantry troops at Fedhala Casablanca -1942, North Africa, Gela,Sicily - 1943, Salerno,Italy - 1943, Utah Beach on Normandy -1944, and Southern France - 1944 in Europe. He traversed the Panama Canal twice while traveling to the South Pacific when the USS Dickman assisted with the landings at Guadalcanal 1943 and Okinawa - 1945. When the war ended he completed his service on the USCG Icebreaker Mackinaw in the Great Lakes stationed out of Cheboygan,MI.
He competed in track and field at WSTC and for a number local Pioneer League baseball teams. IN June od 1940 Tilton and a few area athletes were selected to run in an exhibition race against Jesse Owens who was visitng in Norfolk. He was a long time sports official for football and basketball and was a starter for track and field meets until his death.
He was a career teacher, coach and administrator for schools in northeast Nebraska. He served in the following school districts; Homer,Winnebago, Lyons, Snyder, Niobrara, Santee, Pierce County and retired from Plainview
Wife - Elda Van Slembrouch of Cheboygan, MI. Sons Norman, Rodney and Scott; daughters Renee Rutter and Cindy Rudebusch
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