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“Bette and Family,Our sympathy to you in the loss of you beloved Bike. Yours was the first family we met when we came to Hilbert in 1966, and you...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Dan and Peg Strauss - Friends

“Betty and family. Brother Dan called this morning to inform me of Bike's passing. I read the tributes and none so heart warming as those of your...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Al Strauss - Oshkosh, WI

“To the Greatest Husband, Father, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa. LYRICS - One Day At A Time I'm only human, I'm just a man Help me believe in what I...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Family of Clarence Hemauer

“Do not stand by my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Chris Hemauer - Bay Area, CA

“Dear Hemauer Family: So sorry to hear of your loss of your loved one. Let your momories live on. God Bless each and everyone of you. Mike and...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Mike and Doris Bennin - Chilton, WI

“Dear Betty and Family, Just heard of Bike's passing and can't tell you how sorry I am..He was a super guy and always looked forward to seeing him...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: mary criter

“Betty and Family,Remember all the good times and cherish them forever. The emptiness will ease, but never go away for then you know that HE is still...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie Zahringer - Hilbert, WI

“Aunt Bette,Sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Bike. He always had someting funny to share and always put a smile on my face!! Thinking of you and...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Ross Hemauer - Onalaska, WI

“My sympathies to the family on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Bike was always a fun person to be around. Cherish all of those...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Gloria Comerford - Sherwood, WI

“I'm sorry I missed the wake. It would have been great to see everybody. Some of the best times of my younger years were with your family. My sympathy...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Boll

11 of 31 | Posted by: CHERYL (EICKERT) BAUCH - NC

12 of 31 | Posted by: CHERYL EICKERT (BAUCH)

“On Nov 10 the Hemauer family lost their leader and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Now he can watch all his teams and watch over all of...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: The Fedyski's - Phoenix, AZ

“I didn't see uncle bike much into my teens and then moved away from Wisconsin shortly after, that almost 40 years ago. But the first thing that...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Bonnie Hemauer - Santa Monica, CA

“Dear Aunt Bette and family,I'll always remember when you all came out to visit us in Sierra Vista, Az. We played sheep head till' wee hurs in the...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Bike and Bette - what can we say - we had so much fun in the 60''s with the Hemauer's, especially Les and Steve. Bike never gave away our "social...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Pauline Mauthe and Paula Mauthe Skitch - WI

“Dear Barbara, Gary, Steve, Cindy, Randy, Mitchell and Nicki,So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Know that you are...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Holly Rusch-Clothier - Sherwood, WI

“One thing I forgot -- So Long, Uncle Bike until we meet again. ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Ruth Verhasselt

“Resting in Peace in God's arms. A wonderful man who groomed a warm, loving family.I think of all of your familyoften, may God Bless. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Ruth Verhasselt - White Lake, WI

“When I think about the name Hemauer, the first word that comes to mind is family. You can't have a truly solid family without a strong presence, and...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: The Vigna's - Gilbert, AZ

“Dear Dad,My mind drifts minute by minute to the many great times and smiles we've shared togetherfrom Little League to seats at Lambeau to high...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Brian Hemauer - Chandler, AZ

“Dear Bette and family: So sorry to hear of Bike's passing. He was a great businessman and friend to many in Hilbert. Cherish the wonderful memories....Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Gene and Janet Totzke

“To Bette, Steve, Les and Janet - the ones that I know. Loved Bike! When I, Paul and Larry Hemauer worked for Dave Hemauer doing house building and...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Goeser - New Orleans, LA

“Aunt Bette and Family,Reading Uncle Bike's obituary, I realized that he died on Veterans Day. A paratrooper in Japan, he must have gone into the...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Aunt Betty and family, It is always sad to hear this type of news. God will give you strength and peace. I am Minnie, the exchange AFS student, from...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincere sympathy, Aunt Bette and family. Bike was a wonderful man, & the well-written obituary helps us to know more about him. We keep you in...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Bette and family: Our love and thoughts be with you during this sad time. Bike was a gift in many lives. Harold will be attending the...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Bette and family - I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family at this difficult time. May the peace...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Roxanne Swanson - Hilbert, WI

“Memories, laughter, singing and love. Now, he's risen to heaven above. So many memories come to my mind when I think of you, Dad, as a Father, a...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Janet Hemauer-Morgan - Phoenix, AZ

“Thank you dad for being the BEST DAD and GRANDPA anyone could ever have hoped for or dreamed of. My family and I are so blessed and grateful to have...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Proud Daughter Pamela - Chandler, AZ

“Aunt Betty and family, I am so sad to hear of Uncle Bike's passing. I so fondly remember our families getting together when we were kids. He always...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Arlene (Pie) Hemauer -Boll - MN


Clarence John "Bike" Hemauer, age 86, of Hilbert, passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on November 10, 2012. He was born August 27, 1926 to John & Rose (Nadler) Hemauer. He graduated from Stockbridge High School and served as a paratrooper in Japan for the United States Army during WWII. He married Barbara "Bette" Schabach on August 23, 1950; the couple was blessed with 62 years of marriage. Bike was the proud owner and operator of Hilbert Cabinet & Supply until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert, and the Hilbert American Legion. Clarence enjoyed sports of all varieties. He was a Packer fan, and an avid Brewer fan. Yearly, he would make the trip to Arizona to catch their Spring Training. Fortunately for Bike, baseball was a local sport as well with the old Appleton Foxes and now the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Although the professional teams were enjoyable, Bike never passed an opportunity to watch or volunteer his time for the teams that his children had played during their youth. His love of community was evident through his interest and dedication to the Hilbert Village Government. He was a hard worker, but knew that his greatest asset and joy was his family. Clarence made sure to take time out of his busy schedule to sit down with those he loved for a meal and to play with his children. He was the ideal 'best friend' who enjoyed every bit of life with no regrets. His witty sense of humor, his one liners, and his smile entertained all those around him. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife: Barbara; ... READ MORE →