Clement Alfred Hufnagel

Age 86, of Lansing, MI, passed away September 19, 2022. Born in Fowler, MI on September 2, 1936. He was Fowler High School 1952 Freshmen Class President (Impeached).  Player on 1952 Michigan High School Basketball State Championship team.  Graduated 1954.  Served 2 years in the U.S. Army – MP Detachment.  He worked odd jobs (construction, factory, painting, etc.) following his service.  He served 30 years with the Lansing Police Department – 1st Lieutenant, followed by 17 years with the Lansing Treasurer.  He enjoyed many sports (baseball, basketball, football, bowling, etc..), which he played, coached, spectated, and shared with his family.  As well, he had a symbiotic relationship with all referees and umpires he interacted with through the years.

Predeceased by son Brian Hufnagel. Survived by his wife, Marie Hufnagel; children, Nick (Dorothy) Hufnagel, Sandra (Ed) Gaffey, David (Lisa) Hufnagel, Joey (Rachelle) Hufnagel, and Kathleen Hufnagel; grandchildren: Deanne, Brian, Andrew, Amanda, Brendan, Sidney, Ryan, Jacob, and Jordan; and great-grandchildren: Declan, Owen, Jonas, Evelynn, Lincoln, Rockwell, Wolfgang, Abigail, Josiphine, and Theodore.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy., Lansing. The Rite of Committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. His family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Please direct donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Brian Hufnagel Memorial Spelling Bee at Immaculate Heart of Mary School.

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Michael Clevenger
September 19, 2022 at 3:02 pm

Clem! The original G.O.A.T!!! Always loved spending time with him and his family during hunting season. Great stories to share! Prayers to the family.

Michael Clevenger & Family

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Mary wilkins
September 19, 2022 at 8:22 pm

So sorry to hear of Clems passing. He was a good man and will be missed by both family and friends.

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Dick and Shirley Dixon
September 19, 2022 at 10:47 pm

You will be missed by our whole family, and friends! We have so memories of Fun times at Higgins Lake and 17 fantastic Mystery Trips…Great husband, father, Grandfather,Great grand Father, story teller…..Go Rest In Peace friend you deserve a rest. Brian has been waiting for you. The Dixon Family

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Betsy Simon Caldwell
September 20, 2022 at 11:46 am

I’m so very sorry to read of Clem’s death. He was always a fun guy. He was a jovial guy who always had great stories to tell and funny anecdotes to share when we saw him sitting outside the cottage at Higgins Lake. My sympathy to Marie, his family, and his many friends. I’ll always hear his laughter when I walk by the Hufnagel cottage at Higgins Lake.

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Paul & Sherri Wiegman
September 20, 2022 at 11:59 am

Marie and family. Clemmer was one of a kind and one of the very best. A man we admired for so many reasons. With all the great memories we have of Clem, our wine tours stand out the most. That plus Clem’s response after we ate at the “Italian” restaurant in Traverse City when Clem was asked if his meal was good.
Rest In Peace Clem.

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Craig Baylis
September 20, 2022 at 12:33 pm

Marie and family,
I don’t even have the words. Growing up and being a part of Clem and Jack’s antics was, looking back on it, an awesome and interesting adventure. I’m certain things are more lively in heaven with his addition. All my best to all of you.
Love, Craig

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Jim Bishop
September 20, 2022 at 1:49 pm

Marie and all of my cousin Clem’s family: So sorry to hear of Clem’s passing. Clem & I were both born on September 2nd, but 6 years apart. So many great memories, especially back in 1954 when I spent almost the entire summer at Uncle Nick & Aunt Rose’s home along with all of my great cousins, what an education I got that summer, especially our daily work breaks around the “cider barrel” in the basement, lol. May the Lord grant all of you His Peace during this most difficult time but rest assured that our beloved Clem is safely in God’s loving care. Love, blessings and prayers to all. Love, Jim & Stella Bishop, St. Ignace, MI.

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Carol Cruz
September 20, 2022 at 1:51 pm

My sincere condolences to the Hufnagel family. I knew Clem through my late husband, Tony Cruz, who served with him at LPD. Tony always spoke highly of Clem. May all your lifetime of memories bring you comfort as you face these sad days.

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Kelly Baylis King
September 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Marie n Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Clem.. He was a wonderful Father n husband n friend to anyone that meet Clem.
He will be missed,thinking of you all thru this difficult time..

Kelly Baylis King

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Kathy Barnette
September 20, 2022 at 2:56 pm

I have so many happy memories of Mr. Hufnagel and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Kathy Barnette (Challender)

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Suzanne Moore
September 20, 2022 at 4:04 pm

I had the pleasure of knowing Clem when I worked at L.P.D. and while I worked with the City. He was truly a great man. May your cherised memories of Clem bring you comfort and may knowing that he is in God’s loving embrace give you peace.

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MARSHA J Koenigsknecht
September 20, 2022 at 11:32 pm

My deepest sympathy to Marie and the entire family at this sad time. Keeping all in my prayers for strength, comfort and peace. May he rest in peace.

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Jose Brown
September 21, 2022 at 7:19 am

I will miss this Peckerhead! The obituary did not mention Clem loved to golf. Even into his 80s Clem could outdrive most seniors. HE LOVED TO TELL ME “Did you see that drive, I lost it after it got out there a ways?” I enjoyed playing golf with him. He never cheated, counted all his strokes and always bought the first beer.
God Bless You Clem!

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Dick and Rosemary Thelen
September 21, 2022 at 9:50 am

So sorry for your loss of Clem. He was a great basketball player, police officer, cousin, and friend to everyone. Sorry to miss his funeral, but please know you all our in our thoughts and prayers. May He Rest In Peace.

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Fred Tiedt
September 21, 2022 at 5:05 pm

Wow! Lots of memories…..like the elephant running lose in Lansing

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Nick Hufnagel
September 29, 2022 at 2:08 pm

would love to hear the elephant story….

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Elaine Mezzano
September 21, 2022 at 5:17 pm

Marie and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of Clem. Mike and I truly enjoyed our visits at Higgins Lake with all of you. I’m living in Boston now with my son. Mike and Clem can
BS together now in heaven. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

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Gail Dummer
September 22, 2022 at 10:59 pm

Condolences to Katie, Marie, and the entire Hufnagel clan. The world has lost a kind and gentle soul.

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Bruce and Linda Fech
September 25, 2022 at 8:51 pm

Marie and family, we are so sorry to hear about Clem’s passing. He was an original and will be missed by all. Love, Bruce and Linda Fech

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