Antique Vintage 17

Thomas A Clarage

February 23, 1945 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 75)


Thomas Alan Clarage, 75, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020 at his home.  Thomas was born on February 23, 1945 in Kalamazoo, MI, son of the late Harry Lewis and Thelma (Pierce) Clarage. He was a graduate from Gladstone High School in 1964, he married Maria Maniaci on July 11, 1967, they had three children. On September 18, 1993 he married the love of his life Frances Breault.

A self-proclaimed jack of all trades, he worked in construction, plumbing and heating, and was also a mason tender. He especially liked to collect lights, candles and mirrors. Thomas was a member of the Washington Lodge 21 and The Beja Shriners. Above all Thomas loved to travel, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering for the Shriners.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Fran Clarage, Green Bay; his three children, Charles (Kathy) Clarage, Thelma  Clarage all of Green Bay, and Wanita (Tim) Clarage-Shaw, of Appleton; a brother in law, Gene (Lynette) Breault of St. Paul MN;  two sisters in law, Jean (Don) Kopacz of Escanaba MI, and Patricia Koehler of Appleton. Thomas was preceded by his parents; his mother and father in law, Francis and Lenora Breault; an aunt and uncle, Lee and Mary Inman; one cousin, Lanny Inman; a nephew, Christopher Koehler; and two brothers in law, Ronald Breault and Rodney Koehler.

Cremation has occurred and a celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 15, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Beja Shrine Center, 1950 Bond St. Green Bay. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with the Clarage family on his tribute page at

In lieu of plants or flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children or Beja Shriners.

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Celebration of Life
August 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Beja Shrine Center, St. Green Bay

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