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Clyde C. Cilwa, age 79, of Reed City, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021.


He was born on December 25, 1941, in Gaylord, to Stanley & Irene (Dluzneski) Cilwa.


Clyde married Margaret Olney on November 18, 1964, in Rosebush, Michigan.


He worked for Smurfit-Stone Container.


Clyde enjoyed playing golf and repairing golf clubs.


Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cilwa; son, Stanley A. (Joanna L.) Cilwa; grandchildren, Kurtice A. Cilwa, Austin R. Cilwa, Carlie Jean Cilwa and Braydon A. Cilwa; three brothers; and one sister.


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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Joanna Cilwa on February 16, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Thank you for raising an amazing hard working son. You will forever be missed and I glad your pain is gone. As much as the pain will be in our hearts, we know you can run free and be your self again. We love you. Love your Daughter in law.

  2. Tammy Jackson on February 16, 2021 at 10:19 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Thank you Clyde for always treating Seth and Sydney like one of your own. You will be missed.

  3. Toni Johnson on February 16, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories and times spent with him.

  4. Benyapat Cilwa on February 17, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I am very sorry for your loss, I wish I could have met your Dad. Matthew told me how your Dad always made him laugh and how he loved talking with him. You have my deepest condolences.

  5. Paul Cilwa on February 17, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Goodbye Big Brother. I will miss you always. Even though we were not able to be together, I am grateful for all the phone time we spent almost every day for a number of years. Just hearing your voice was needed. I am glad you are finally pain free and hopefully happy and safe where you are. I love you very much.

  6. Jim Jozwiak on February 17, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    I grew up with Clyde and his brother Paul in Gaylord, MI. Clyde was like a big brother to me in many ways. Especially when my older brother was away in the Air Force. The three of us would watch a lot of golf on the old black and white TV in their home. He was always fun to be around. I hope that you are now at peace and shooting par up there in heaven.

  7. Matthew Cilwa on February 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Uncle Clyde always made me laugh and I could talk to him for hours. I learned a lot from him and I will miss him a greatly. I know he is cracking wise and playing golf now, free of his pain, but I just wish we could have had more time with him. I really wanted to make it home to visit. I would like to be there for his memorial, but I am still stuck in Thailand. You have my deepest sympathies and condolences, even though words ring hollow at a time like this.

  8. Ed Parwey on February 21, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    One of the nice guys I met up here. Only wish there had been more time to share with him. He had some much to teach about golf to a rookie. He will be missed.

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