Clem Harley Dozer, PhD, age 82, Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away on February 9, 2021. Clem was born on August 25, 1938 in Vinton County, Southern Ohio, one of nine children, to Harley and Hazel (Waldon) Dozer. On June, 4th, 1960 he married former Dorothy Louise Haffling and they enjoyed their 60th Wedding Anniversary in 2020. Clem graduated from United Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1967. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio in 1976 and completed his Doctor of Ministry Work in August of 1986 from Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana. He served over 30 years as a Minister initially with the Nazarene Church and then with the United Methodist Church until his retirement.
Clem spent the majority of his life lifting people up in any way he could. He never turned anyone away that was in need. Clem was an avid Packers fan! He enjoyed hunting and he loved fishing. He followed politics closely and was a very passionate patriot. He also loved telling stories and anyone that spent time with him knew there was barely a breath between his stories.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Dorothy, children: David (Renee) Dozer of Gulf Breeze, Florida and Daniel (Julie) Dozer of Weston, Wisconsin, 8 grandchildren: Rachel (Dean) Frederick, Jonathan (Kendyl) Dozer, Catherine Dozer, Andrew (Katie) Dozer, Amy Dozer, Deanna (Tyler) Mosher, Emilie Dozer, and Elizabeth Dozer, 3 Great grandchildren: William Dozer, Stephen Dozer, and Audrey Dozer, siblings: Ed, Edna, and Thelma as well as other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Stephen Dozer, siblings: Charles, Madge, Ruth, Grace and Clarence.
Due to current circumstances, a private service will be held in the spring. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton.
In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established. Donations may be forwarded to:
Our mom Dorothy wanted to us (David and Daniel) to create a scholarship fund for a young man who was an extraordinary caregiver to our dad. His name is Dante. His attentiveness to dad’s needs were given with compassion and kindness always. They laughed together and even though dad had a hard time expressing his words Dante was patient and did whatever he could do for dad. He is planning to complete nursing school and anything you can do to help him make his dream possible would be greatly appreciated.