Clemon House, of Dowagiac

Feb. 25, 1933 — June 10, 2020

Clemon House, 87, of Dowagiac, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to Clemon Anderson and Nehoma Jones. He married Mary Ellen Fayne, in 1961, in Dowagiac. She survives.

Clemon worked in the Chicago Steel Mill for many years and also the Elkhart Foundry where he retired in the 1970s. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and having barbeques with family and friends. 

Clemon will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary House, of Dowagiac. Together they had nine children; Mary Butts, of Indianapolis, Brenda House, of Indianapolis, Cynthia Winston, of San Antonio, Texas, David House, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Shawn (Amy) House, of Indianapolis, and Demetra House, of Indianapolis. Clemon House also fathered other children from previous/other unions, Alfonzo (Sonya) House, of Indianapolis, Stella (Babatunde) Ogunlaja, of Jacksonville, Florida, Akgoneste Wilson, of Detroit, Gregory (Mary) Johnson, of Santee, California, Lisa Johnson, of University Park, Illinois, and Erica Johnson, of Richton Park, Illinois.

Clemon is also survived by his blessings of 39 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Henrietta Stewart, of Cassopolis, Mary Jackson and Pearlie Williams, both of Elkhart; two brothers, Henry House, of Elkhart, Arlin House, of Niles; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four children, Clemon House Jr., Lola McKinney, Curtis House and Loranzo House; one grandson, Zeontay Roshidi; one great-grandson, Brandon Hammon Jr.; five brothers, Robert House Sr., James R. House, Anthony House, Thomas House and Horace House; four sisters, Sally Greenwood, Ruth McKnight, Naomi Mitchell and Annie Garner.

Please call Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals at (269) 445-2435 or visit our website, for service details.

Mr. House will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, in Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

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