Audrey P. Clyde, 89, formerly of Elkhart and Syracuse, passed away April 16, 2021, in Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., at Pine Haven Christian Communities- Giddings Avenue, where she and her husband, Robert (Bob), resided for the past 14 months.
Audrey was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada July 6, 1931, to Edwin R. and Edith M. (Lageer) Good. She was raised in Stouffville, Ontario where she graduated from high school at the age of 16 and worked for a year before continuing her studies at Bethel College (now University) in Mishawaka. She graduated in 1953 with her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature, after which she served as a secretary at Gospel Center United Missionary Church, South Bend. There she met her husband, Robert S. Clyde, where they were united in marriage on June 19, 1954.
During her husband’s many years in Christian ministry, Audrey served alongside him as a church pianist, organist, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. She was highly gifted in sewing, cooking, handcrafts, gardening, and enjoyed serving people, especially her family. She was a much-sought-after seamstress for many years, and was well known for her deep love of God’s creation and His many four-legged creatures. Most recently she was a member of Nappanee Missionary Church, Nappanee, Indiana.
Audrey is survived by her loving husband, Robert Clyde; four children: Heather (David) Tempas of Sheboygan, Wisc.; April (Curt) Oberholtzer of Watertown, Wisc.; Robert (Josie) Clyde of Indianapolis; and Andrew (Jennifer) Clyde of Athens, Ga.; six grandchildren: David Clyde, Plymouth, Mich.; Aaron (Brittany) Oberholtzer , Madison, Wisc.; Stephen Clyde, Carmel; Madelaine Tempas, Woodbury, Minn.; Brittany (Charlie) Leeds, Fond du Lac, Wisc.; and Michaela Tempas, Sheboygan, Wisc.; and one great-grandchild, Elliana Oberholtzer, Madison, Wisc. She is further survived by one sister, Lois Titus, Modena, Ontario and two sisters-in-law, Audrey Good, Kitchener, Ontario and Audrey Good, Calgary, Alberta, plus numerous nephews and nieces and friends in both Canada and the United States.
Audrey is preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Edith Good, and siblings Evelyn, Ruby, Helen, Edward, Harold, and Garth, and one grandchild, Matthew Christian Oberholtzer.
A private funeral service will take place at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls. A private burial will take place at South Union Cemetery in Locke.
Memorial donations can be made in Audrey’s name to Pine Haven Christian Communities.
The Wenig Funeral Home, Wisconsin and Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa are working together to serve the family.