Dana G. Clute, 76, of Williamsfield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at home. He was born May 2, 1942 in Warren, the son of Lynn A. and M. Pauline (Hanger) Clute, and had lived in the area all his life.
A 1960 graduate of Williamsfield High School, Dana began his career with Locke Machine, where he met Carol Jewell, who would become his wife of 51 years. Dana then moved to Esab in Ashtabula and worked there for 38 years before retiring.
He served nine years on the Ashtabula County Fair Board and had been a volunteer fireman with Wayne Township. Active in 4-H and FFA while in school, he farmed most of his life, raising dairy cows, beef cows, draft horses, and pigs. When younger, he played baseball, had hunting dogs, and was an avid hunter. He was known for his coffee time with his buddies, and for his Saturdays with the Buckeyes.
He is sadly missed by his four children: Shannon (Ken) Kidwell of Williamsfield, Tanis (Larry) Owen of Andover, Cline (Brandi) Clute of Williamsfield, and Chris Babb of Williamsfield; and eleven grandchildren: Tyler, Teresa, Troy, Cole, Abbey, Kari, Cassie, Trevor, Allison, Chase, and Gregory.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his loving wife, Carol, whom he married September 29, 1964 and who died February 11, 2016; his son-in-law, Jeff Babb; and his in-laws.
Per his request, services are private. Cremation is taking place.