Edgar Doyle Clevenger was born in Monroe, Michigan on May 2, 1950. He was one of five children born from the union of Kenneth and Marie (Busz) Clevenger. Ed would attain his GED from Monroe High School. He worked locally in the paper industry for many years working through the ranks to obtain a foreman position prior to his retirement.
He married Evelyn Kortas on February 15, 1980. They would be blessed with three children. A natural jokester, Ed, could pick up a one-liner almost instantaneously. His family treasured his sense of humor and his ability to share all day long. Having an enormous database of material, he rarely repeated the same joke. On the occasion that he did, his audience never seemed to mind, since a good time was being had.
Ed enjoyed being outdoors, so much that he and his wife, Evelyn, would camp most weekends at KC Campground in Milan, Michigan. For more than twenty years, the couple looked forward to attending the campgrounds Bluegrass festival each Summer. Above anything, Ed loved his family, he especially had a soft spot for the children. In fact, at their campsite in Milan, Ed was known as “Uncle Eddie” to all the kids in the area. His campsite would have fish nets for them to use and enjoy. The only rule was if they borrowed it, they needed to return it.
Edgar Doyle Clevenger, age 71, of Monroe, passed away at 11:33pm on Wednesday; February 23, 2022, at Beaumont Trenton Hospital. His passing was preceded by his parents; one sister: Kennetha Carey; and one brother: Keith Clevenger.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his loving wife of forty-two years: Evelyn; three children: Melvin Clevenger, Jolene (Edward) Workman, Gloria (Corey) Bogedain; five grandchildren: Kyleigh Workman, Joanie Workman, Kaitlyn Workman, Mackenzie Workman, and Paisley Bogedain; two great grandsons: Cayden and Camden; and one granddaughter due next month; one sister Elaine (Ronald) Doom and one brother: Conrad (Louann) Clevenger.
Friends may gather on Monday; February 28, 2022, from 2:00pm until 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of His life will follow at 7:00pm, also at Merkle’s, led by Pastor Roy Southerland. Cremation will follow through Covenant Cremation of Erie.
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