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Lew (Chip) C. Cleminson

July 30, 1944 - January 24, 2022

Lew (Chip) C. Cleminson Lew (Chip) C. Cleminson
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Lew (Chip) C. Cleminson was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 30, 1944. He died in his sleep, after battling Alzheimer’s disease.

He was the son of Lew W. Cleminson and Berthenia nee Larimer Cleminson He was born in Chicago, Illinois but moved to Flossmor, Illinois. Chip was a physical education instructor in Wood Dale, Illinois for 35 years and also owned a metal and cleaning business called NuSteel. He was talented in many aspects of his life. He loved building things, chopping wood, or anything to do with the outdoors at his home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

He is survived by his wife Darlene Cleminson of 50 years, his loving daughter Monique Cleminson, sister Berthenia Allison, niece Leigh Ann Buntins nephew John Alliison stationed in South Korea, sister in law Gail Darnton, and brother in laws; Cliff Darnton, and Dan Allison.

He impacted everybody he met with his happy outlook on life. He will be greatly missed.

Donations in Chip’s Memory may be made to Disease Research at

A Celebration of Life, in his honor, will be announced at a later date.


Laura Fanella from Huntley, IL

"Darlene and Monique, I am so saddened by your loss of Chip. I remember him fondly from all those years working with him at Westview. What sticks out in my mind was his easy-going manner and his sense of humor! May he Rest In Peace!"

Jim & Sue Cuppini from WEST CHICAGO, IL

"Darlene and Monique - we are sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers. We have so many great memories of Chip and the fun times in the neighborhood. His smiling face would light up any room he entered and he will be missed by all who knew him. With deepest sympathy - Sue & Jim"

Ed & Judy Hoerster from Barrington , IL

"Darlene We are so saddened by Chips death. He was such a great man who loved life and his family. He is in a better place with Lew and Betty. God bless Chip and the family. I will always remember all the funny and great times we had together in the UP. Ed Butch & Judy Hoerster"

Catherine Mary Schiller-Dalesandro from Wooddale , IL

"I am so saddened to hear this news. Over 50 years have passed since I first met Mr Cleminson. He truly was a wonderful teacher and a good man. I know he touched many lives and made a positive impact on us. His kind, gentle nature made it easy to enjoy his class. Gone, are those wonderful days where teachers and students, really were able to connect. I wish my daughter had some of the great teachers I had! We were lucky. We had people who really cared and went that extra mile. I have such fond, beautiful memories and I am truly sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace with our LORD."

Trina Burek from Wilmette , IL

"My condolences to Mrs. Cleminson and the whole Cleminson family. I remember my days at Oakbrook Elementary fondly. I think of the wonderful teachers we had often as I now teach French to kids in Kindergarten-8th grade. I can only hope to leave as positive an impression on my students as the Cleminsons did on me."

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