Clem Mayer

Clem O. Mayer, 84, of New Holstein passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at St. Luke Medical Center in Milwaukee because of heart failure.

He was born Nov. 25, 1935 in Manitowoc County to Gottfried H. and Clara P. (Buhl) Mayer.

Clem attended St. Gregory Grade School in St. Nazianz and graduated from Valders High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army. On April 4, 1959 he married Donna Ahrens at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz.

Clem worked at Arps Corp which became Amerequip until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein, served on the New Holstein School District Board for 21 years serving in several capacities, and was very active in coaching youth baseball and Boy Scouts.

He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participating in sports and other extra-curricular activities. In his spare time, he could be found working in his garage and basement building woodworking projects. Clem was an avid reader and played a lot of games of solitaire.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of New Holstein; his 11 children, Greg (Ann) Mayer of Milwaukee; David Mayer of Luxemburg; Denis (Donna) Mayer of New Holstein; Alan (Jessica) Mayer of Sheboygan Falls; Thomas (Jessica) Mayer of Denver, Colorado; Kim (Shane) Wixom of Fort Worth, Texas; Debra (Thomas) Pennings of Appleton; Tammy (Dennis) Butz of Kewaskum; Daniel (Anne) Mayer of Wheaton, Illinois; Jennifer (Troy) Schneider of Reedsburg; and Jason Mayer of Fond du Lac; 28 grandchildren, Catherine (fiance Luke) and Matthew Mayer; Eric (Jessica) and Kurt (Samantha) Mayer; Shania Mayer (special friend Bryce) and Skyler Vandenack; Jacob and Piper Kruchoski; Nathan and Jaclyn Mayer; Kirstie (Derek) Leslie and Jacob Wixom; Bradley and Benjamin Pennings; Alyssa, Nicole, and Andrea Butz; Clare (fiance Anthony), Regina, Lydia, Lucy, Paul, Daniel, Cecilia, and John Mayer; Ryan, Caden, and Ethan Schneider; and four great-grandchildren, Ryker and Owen Mayer, and Hadlee and Tinlee Leslie. He is further survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Harold (Dorothy) Mayer; and his sister, Lenore Sauer.

A Liturgy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St., New Holstein.

Family and friends may visit with Clem’s family at Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Ave., New Holstein on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

A memorial fund will be established in his name.

For further details, please contact Sippel Funeral Home at (920) 898-4300 or visit

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