Clarence Andrew “Fuzz” Betten, 82, Laketon, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. Fuzz was born on May 15, 1938, in Servia, to Andrew and Hattie (Overlander) Betten.
Six years after graduating from Chester High School in 1955, Fuzz was drafted into the United States Military and was stationed in Korea. A proud veteran, Fuzz was a member of American Legion Post 286, where he served in the Honor Guard, North Manchester, and Wabash VFW #286, Wabash. Many years after returning from the military, Fuzz married Cynthia Betten on June 17, 1985. The two were wed for nearly 35 years before Cynthia passed away on April 28, 2020. During that time, Fuzz worked for Pierceton Trucking, where he retired after twenty years of service.
On many occasions, Fuzz could be seen at the American Legion or VFW reminiscing about the old days and being with friends. Fuzz had a great sense of humor and liked to share it with others. While finding time to relax, he enjoyed making airplanes and tank models, solving crossword puzzles and watching the History Channel.
The loving memory of Clarence “Fuzz” Betten will be forever cherished by his sons, Michael (Kelly) Kerr, North Manchester, and Matthew (Amanda) Kerr, Urbana; daughters, Laura and Lynda Betten of North Manchester and Lori Betten; sisters, Marie Niccum, North Manchester, and Evelyn Clark, North Manchester; and six grandchildren. Fuzz was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cynthia Betten; brothers, George and Clifford Betten; and sisters, Bertha Kline and Dora Moyer.
Family and friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Laketon Cemetery, Wabash County Road 200 West and 950 North, Laketon. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 286 will conduct funeral honors.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Clarence “Fuzz” Betten, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 286, 215 E. Main St., North Manchester, IN 46962 or the Wabash VFW Post #286, 3678 W. Old US 24, Wabash, IN 46992.
The family of Clarence “Fuzz” Betten has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed to mckeemortuary.com.