Clifford Rae Stein, 82, Chili, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Parkview Hospital-Randallia, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Born January 23, 1939, in Watseka, Illinois, he was the son of Fritz Johann and Pauline (Rhodes) Stein. He was married to the former Nancy Kay Zimmerman, and she preceded him in death on June 17, 1963.
He was a 1957 graduate of Chili High School and went on to join the United States Army. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo and owned and operated his own farm outside of Chili. He enjoyed raising chickens and Chihuahua/Pomeranian puppies, as well as woodworking and pulling garden tractors. He spent many hours helping solve the world’s problems sitting on his swing and visiting with friends and family.
Survivors include three children, Gary Rae Stein, Indianapolis; Pamela Sue (Fred) Musselman, Denver; Troy Johann (Shelley) Stein, Chili; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Leah) Musselman, Ryan (Lynette) Musselman, Lynn (Jared) Miller, Ty (Paris) Musselman, Braden (Katie) Timmons, Brendan (Josie) Timmons, Ragin Stein, and Riley Stein; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet (Bill) Walker, Muncie; and his African Grey Parrot, Nick.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald G. Stein, and one sister, Carolyn Dubois.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Chaplain Jason See officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. The service will be live-streamed at www.mcclainfh.com/livestream.
Visitation will be from be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Miami Athletic Boosters or Miami County Military Rites Unit.
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