Dwight L. Clements
January 19, 1920 – February 1, 2022
Dwight Leland Clements, 102, went home to be with his Lord peacefully on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at his home in Lincoln Nebraska.
He was born January 19, 1920, in Elmwood, Nebraska to Guy L. and Marie E. (Lorenz) Clements.
A graduate of Elmwood High School, he entered the University of Nebraska in 1938 in the business college. His college was interrupted by WWII when in 1943 Dwight joined the U.S. Army. He served as an MP at Camp Roberts California and in 1944 he transferred to the Army combat engineers as a platoon sergeant. They built floating Bailey Bridges on the France-Germany border rivers as the Germans retreated. He was in Belgium when the European war ended May 8, 1945. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
In June 1947 Dwight was graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law with a juris doctor degree. Dwight joined the American Exchange Bank and Clements Law firm with his father, Guy Clements, in Elmwood in 1947.
Dwight married Marjory R. Horstman on June 8, 1948, in Lincoln Nebraska. He continued in banking and law practice, retiring in 1985. They resided in Elmwood until moving to Grand Lodge at the Preserve, Lincoln in 2013.
Dwight and Marge enjoyed time with family, traveling, and they spent many winters in Sun City Arizona where he enjoyed golfing. They were married 71 years. He was a 76-year member of American Legion Post 247, Elmwood. He was a former school board member, Lions Club member, and lifetime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Elmwood.
Dwight had accepted saving faith in Jesus Christ and he and Marge did daily devotions, praying for family members and friends.
Dwight was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister Dr. Grace E. ‘Betty’ Clements, brother Gary L. Clements, and sister-in-law Mary Maxon.
Dwight is survived by his sons Greg (Pam) Clements, Omaha, Robert (Peggy) Clements, Elmwood, Richard (Maechelle) Clements, Elmwood; sister-in-law Jane Clements, Minnesota, eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews.
Homegoing Service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday February 5, 2022 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Elmwood, NE. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday February 4, 2022 at St Paul UMC Elmwood. Interment Elmwood Cemetery following service.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to American Legion Post 247, Elmwood Community Center, or Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation, Elmwood, NE.