Clinton H. Griffith
April 19, 1970 - June 7, 2022
Clint Griffith, 52, of Appleton, Wisconsin and formerly of Bath, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jamie Griffith Kubiak; father, Jon “Griff” Griffith; Grandparents Fred & Betty Schmidt and Ken & Marcy Griffith; and his “brother-from-another-mother,” Ousmane Seye.
He is survived by his spouse of 26 years, Jennifer Griffith; children, Gus, Ben and Lila; mother, Cheryl Griffith; brother, Judd (Jill) Griffith; In-laws, Sue Wirman and Rick Miller; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Katie (Shane) Radtke, Chris (Danielle) Miller, Maggie (David) Miller-Ornelas, Hannah (Bryce) Miller-Carrington; nieces and nephews, Sophie Kubiak, Brogan Griffith, Owen Griffith, Savannah Griffith, Charlotte Radtke, Andrew Radtke, and Bruno Miller Ornelas; many special aunts, uncles and cousins; and beloved dog, Murray.
Clint is a graduate of UW-Stout and has been a middle school tech-ed teacher in the Green Bay Area School District for 28 years - most recently at Lombardi Middle School. He coached many sports through the years - his favorites being Little League baseball and the Appleton North Fishing Team with his sons, Gus and Ben, and softball with daughter, Lila. He had a great love for outdoor sports - especially deer hunting and fishing - a love which he learned from his dad and passed on to his children. He was a storyteller at heart - often embellishing a few details to engage his listeners, like true fishermen do.
Clint loved taking cross-country road trips with his family - favorite destinations included the coast of Maine, national parks in Colorado, Utah and California, Eagle River with the Andries family, and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Clint was a holiday fanatic - his annual favorite traditions were cutting down Christmas trees with Pat and Jon Kester, 4th of July up at Big Lake, and especially Halloween. The Griffith family home was known throughout the neighborhood for the gigantic pumpkins which they carved every year with Heidi and Mike Kanieski. He was also a handyman and used his skills and creativity to fix things and make special handmade gifts for his wife and other family members and friends.
Clint was a great husband, father, son, teacher and friend. He was generous, passionate, and very loved. We will miss him every day. “Powder River!”
There will be no formal service, but rather a gathering in celebration of Clint’s life on Monday, June 13, 2022 from 2:00 to 5:00 at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St. in Appleton.