Clarence E. ‘Bud’ Compoe Sr., 79 / Nov. 3, 1930 – Jan. 22, 2010

Published 1:10am Saturday, January 23, 2010

Clarence E. “Bud” Compoe Sr., 79, of Matthew Road, Niles died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 3, 1930 in Pellston, Mich. to Frank Alfred Compoe Jr. and Martha Bell Stineback Compoe. He graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1949 and lived in this area most of his life. On Jan. 7, 1956 he married Carol M. (Meyers) Compoe, who survives.

He retired in 1995 after 20 years at Packard Industries and he also worked 20 years at Kawneer Co. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms and fishing up north at his cabin in Levering, Mich.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Joyce (and Robert) Wegner of Niles; sons, Clarence Compoe Jr. of Niles and James (and Debra) Compoe of Niles; grandchildren, Stevyn (and Amanda) Compoe, Katie (and Alan) Furner, Joshua Compoe, Aaron Compoe, Matthew Compoe, Christopher Compoe; twin sisters, Frances Villwock of Baldwin, Mich. and Freida (and Robert) Gulliver of Rockford, Mich.; sister-in-law, Patricia Compoe; brother-in-law, Peter O’Bren of Mishwaka.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Compoe, who died Sept. 13, 1991.
There will be no services or visitation.

Arrangements were made by Halbritter Funeral Home of Niles.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home.

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