WABASSO — Cletus “Clete” A. Altermatt, age 84 of Wabasso, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Carris Health – Redwood Hospital in Redwood Falls. A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Cletus “Clete” A. Altermatt was born June 13, 1936 to Sylvester Herman and Marcella Anna (Jenniges) Altermatt in Wabasso. He will be remembered for his servant’s heart reflected in his years of service with the Minnesota National Guard. Clete is survived by the mother of his children, Patricia Wagner of Orlando FL daughter, Raedi Zimmer (Anthony Kramer) of Orlando, FL; sons: Terry (Shari) Altermatt, Scott (Paige) Altermatt and Todd (Cathy) Altermatt, all of Wabasso. He will be lovingly remembered as “Grandpa Clippy” and missed dearly by 11 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four siblings: Julie Meiners of Mesa AZ, Jerome (Marge) Altermatt of Gaylord, Ann Jane Spencer (Roger) of Mesa, AZ, and Kathleen Rheingans of Fredricksburg, VA. Clete is preceded in death grandson, Dane Michael Altermatt.