Charles R. Clem

June 11, 1951 - October 7, 2019

Charles R. Clem


Charles R. Clem, 68, of Belvidere, IL passed away on October 7, 2019 in Belvidere, IL. He was born on June 11, 1951 in Woodstock, IL to Jerald and Roasalee (Elkins) Clem. He married his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia Ludwick, on September 10, 1971 in Marengo, IL. After graduating from Woodstock High School, he began working for Arnolds Engineering in Marengo, IL and has worked there for 49 years. Charles loved trains, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, quilting, and woodworking.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Patricia; his children, Lissa, Jennifer, and Jack Clem; his brother and sister, Robert (Cheri) Clem and Debra (Dan) Schneider; his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Austin, and Paige; and his great-granddaughter, Ella.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Frankie.

A memorial gathering will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. Memorial donations in Charles’ name can be made to the family to establish at a later date. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, October 11, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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I had the honor of working with Charles the last few years at Arnold. He was always positive and upbeat even during tough times. Such a gentle soul. He will be greatly missed. Praying for his family.

Wendy Cheek 2019-10-11T15:07:48

I too had the honor to work with one of the best people that ever worked for ARNOLD, Charles Clem! So very sorry to learn of his passing and he will be missed. The world is a better place because of the likes of one Charles Clem. I am reminded of this quote from The Wizard of Oz that is appropriate for remembering Charles: “And remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” And Charles, you were loved!

Michael D Nelson 2019-10-09T17:04:42

So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was one of the most caring and compassionate person. He always looked for the brighter side of things. He will truly be missed by many. Our sincere condolences go out to Patti and the Clem family.

Pam & Walt Beckland 2019-10-09T09:44:35

My condolences and prayers to the family. My dad and Charles were friends. I enjoyed watching them catch up at the football games. He was such a nice man!

Erica Boose 2019-10-09T09:18:15

I am so sorry for your loss-heaven has gained another angel..

peggye bankson 2019-10-09T06:18:58

I have know Charlie for over 30 years thru working with him at Arnolds and our friendship thru quilting and him helping me out with fixing my computer and so many other things friends like Charlie did.Charlie was the most kindness man I knew. he had a heart of gold and would go out of his way to help any one. He always put others before himself and if you needed help he was there. You will be missed my special friend Charlie. I cant believe you are gone. I will miss you my friend. God has got himself a great person and a great man. RIP

Joan Isaacson ( Joanie ) 2019-10-08T22:02:54

So sorry for your loss. He was a great person. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Yolanda Weber 2019-10-08T20:22:07

Sorry for your loss prayers!

Connie (Hacker) Seemann 2019-10-08T19:51:59


frances aumock 2019-10-08T18:25:30

I have had the honor of working with Charlie off and on over the years at Arnold’s, as well as being blessed with one of the quilts he has made. Charlie is a precious gem that will be missed.

Sharon Hodge 2019-10-08T16:40:16


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