Clarence L. Biltz Jr., 88, of Wabash, died at 10:06 a.m. Monday, Nov.23, 2020, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.
He was born on July 29, 1932, in Warsaw, to Clarence and Margaret Timko Biltz.
Clarence married Carolyn Joan Bellock on June 9, 1952, at St. Bernard Catholic Church by Father Leo A. Hoffman. Clarence was a retired city police officer and at his retirement founded Biltz Insurance, Real Estate and Bail Bonding Agency.
He was a combat veteran of the Korean War having served in the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. He also served with the United Nation Parachute infantry and the 3rd Infantry Division. He was a life member of the 82nd Airborne Division, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a past commander of the American Legion Post #15, a member of La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Gheyeauk, past master, former secretary and life member of Wabash Hanna Lodge #61, a member of the Mizpah Shrine Temple and was a 4th Degree Knight and life member of the Knights of Columbus. Clarence was a charter signing member of the Wabash Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #83. He attended the first police school at Purdue University, class of 1958. Clarence was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge, former member of the Wabash Rotary Club and a member and former Eucharistic Minister of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church.
During his lifetime he managed insurance offices for AAA Chicago Motor Club in Wabash, Huntington, Grant and the surrounding counties and was the local agent for AFLAC. Clarence also managed several furniture stores in Grant county.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Joan Biltz; five children: Donald K. Biltz, Jeffrey L. Biltz, Matthew A.B. Biltz, Michele L. (Charles Parr) Biltz and Kimberly F. (Brandon) Moore; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Helenjean Goff.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher; daughter, Theresa; four brothers: Walter, Robert, Harold and David; and sister, Betty Brown.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic there will be no immediate services. A public service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church.