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Official Obituary of

Cletus Alsteen

May 12, 1952 ~ May 25, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Cletus Alsteen Obituary

A legend has left us, Cletus Alsteen, of Green Lake, WI, formerly of Lena, WI, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the age of 71. He was born on May 12, 1952 in Oconto Falls, WI, a son of Leland and Viola (Rimple) Alsteen.


Cletus proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He attended UW Green Bay and after 4 years, earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology. Putting his degree to good use, Cletus worked in natural resources as a game warden for 21 years.Cletus was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved his dogs, his garden, his hasta plants, tending to his fruit trees and sharing his harvest with his neighbors. He was actively involved with the American Legion Post 306 of Green Lake.


Those left behind to cherish his memory include his 3 sisters, Elaine Dorvinen of Green Bay, WI, Yvonne (Donald) Brault of Peshtigo, WI, Linda Jacobini of Hamilton, VA; brother, Milton (Kathy) Alsteen of Little Suamico, WI; brother-in-law, Alvin Strom of Oconto; his lady friend, Kathy Soberg of Green Lake; nieces, nephews, other great nephews and nieces; especially nieces, Emma, Izzy, Olivia which Cletus thought the world of; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Viola Alsteen; sister, Sandra Strom; brother, Dean Alsteen; 2 brothers-in-law, Larry Dorvinen, David Jacobini.


A celebration of life for Cletus Alsteen will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the American Legion Post #306, 518 Water St., in Green Lake, WI, with full military honors at 11:30 a.m. In true Cletus fashion, casual attire is requested. Please visit our website to send a condolence or to share a memory of Cletus with his family.


The family of Cletus Alsteen would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Green Lake County Sheriffs Dept, Sheriff Podoll, and to Cletus’ neighbor, Bruce, for all the help they provided during these trying times.


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Celebration of Life
July 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
American Legion Post #306
518 Water Street
Green Lake, WI 54941

Full Military Honors
July 23, 2023

11:30 AM
American Legion Post #306
518 Water Street
Green Lake, WI 54941


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