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Clarence Gurnee 1
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29 Jul 1921 1
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Appelton, Wisconsin

Clarence Gurnee "SHINE"   His Mother named him "Sunshine" as he had white-blonde hair, baby blue eyes and a beautiful bright smile. . . . it became his nickname "SHINE"  :)


Info and photo's from Shine's proud daughter Marsha Gurnee Suszan.

321st BG Historian, Barbi ennis Connolly


Gurnee, Clarence E. "Shine"

Clarence E. "Shine" Gurnee, of Appleton, age 86, passed away from complications of a stroke on Sunday, September 9, 2007. He was born on July 29, 1921, in Appleton, the son of the late Seely and Sylvia (Birk) Gurnee. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1940. Shine served his country in WWII in the Army Air Corps for five years and flew over 50 missions in Africa and Italy. On May 3, 1947, he married Beulah McCabe at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. They were married for 60 years. He retired as a Quality Manager in Research from Kimberly-Clark after 38 years having been awarded patents. Shine volunteered as a Scout Master, AARP tax coordinator and actively participated in parish activities. He was a VFW life member. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching sports, playing cards and crosswords.

Shine is survived by his wife, Beulah; sons: Stewart (Nancy) and Brian (Cathy) Gurnee; daughters: Marsha (Mark) Suszan and Monica (Dennis) Kempen; his grandchildren: Laura (fiance Kyle) and Emily Gurnee, Kendra, Andrea and Rebecca Gurnee, Matthew and Michael Suszan, Caitlin and Peter Kempen; brother, Charles (Bev) Gurnee; sisters-in-law: Jean Gurnee and Viola Gurnee; sisters and brother-in-law: Florian (Jack) Chambers, Mary (Ivo) Geurts, Audrey (Harold) Deprez, Patricia O'Keefe, Vincent (Pat) McCabe and Maureen (Vernon) Weyers; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: David and Frank Gurnee; sisters: Bertha (Bill) Froehlich, Eva (Paul) Wincapaw, Sylvia (Kenneth) Williams, Juanita (Joe) Portmann and Marybelle (Jim) Humphries; brother-in-law Edward O'Keefe and sister-in-law Eileen McCabe.

Friends and family may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton, on Saturday, September 15, 2007, 9 a.m. for visitation until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Larry Abler, OFM, Cap. will officiate. Committal Highland Memorial. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Special thanks to the Dan Ebben family and the Piehls.


2020 E. Main Street

Little Chute 920-759-2951

Posted September 12, 2007 (Roots Web) Shine was 76.

Placed by 321st BG Historian, Barbi Ennis Connolly

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