Dr. Henry Clever, Jr.

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September 4, 1929 - November 6, 2017
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Dr. Henry W. Clever Jr., 88, of St. Charles passed away Monday, November 06, 2017 at his residence.

He was born September 4, 1929 in St. Louis, a son of Dr. Henry W. and Cecilia (nee Suren) Clever Sr.  He married the love of his life, Roseann Reeb in 1956.

Surviving are his wife of 61 wonderful years, Roseann Clever; 11 children, Roseann “Missy” (Dave) Ogden, Dr. Henry W. (Dorie) Clever III, Gerry Deken, Richard (Vicky) Clever, Cathy Clever, Marguerite (Tim) Stewart, Madeleine (Dan) Appelbaum, Maria (Rick) Hill, Russ (Julie) Clever, Elizabeth (Pete) Hogan, and Paul (Katie) Clever; 43 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Cecilia Parchomski; two sisters-in-law, Maureen Clever and Martha Johnson; and numerous other extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Dolores Rose, one brother, Dr. Victor Clever, father and mother in-law, Mandus and Gertrude Reeb, daughter-in-law, Ronda Clever, sisters-in-law, Lois Williams and Sara Pausky, and brothers-in-law, Tom Parchomski and Russell Reeb.

Dr. Clever was a loving patriarch to his family, a treasured confidant to his friends, a zealous supporter of the community and a tireless advocate for those whose voices often go unheard.

Dr. Clever was past Chief of Staff at SSM St. Joseph Hospital.  He was one of the first pediatricians in St. Charles where he practiced for 35 years.  He cared deeply for his patients and their families and had a great listening ability and bedside manner.

He was a member of The Order of The Holy Sepulchre, The St. Charles Serra Club Deanery, and was a longtime member of St. Cletus Catholic Parish where he was active with the Pro Life committee. He was involved with the Archdiocesan ACA, Finance Committee, and various other committees.  He was the first lay president of the Archdiocesan School Board.  He was actively involved with Community Living Inc. where they named the Support Services for Adults the “Clever Center” in his name.  He was instrumental with helping pass Senate Bill 40 in 1999.  He served on the Board of Developmental Disability Resource, State Mental Health Board, University of Missouri Medical Alumni Board, he was honored as “Man of the Year” by St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, and was the recipient of numerous civic awards.

He actively volunteered and helped fundraising for Birthright, St. Charles and was often asked to be the Pro-Life speaker to various groups in St. Charles County and surrounding counties.

He served on the Advisory Board for the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Duchesne High School.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Henry W. and Roseann Clever Scholarship Fund at Duchesne High School.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ellen Mersman (Ogden) & Family November 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    May God Bless your family at this sorrowful time. Prayers to all of you. Your dad was a kind, gentle man.

    • John P Needham November 7, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

      To the Clever family, your father was a warm-hearted great man and also my family’s pediatrician for years. We’ll always remember how much he cared for others. My thoughts and heart are with you during this time. I’m very sorry for your loss.

      John Needham

  2. Marie Turner November 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    candle 6Best pediatrician in all of St. Charles.
    We will miss him at church.

    • Donna Matthewman November 7, 2017 at 6:08 am - Reply

      candle 1Yes he was. A great man!! I’m 57, he was my pediatrician.

    • Nancy Phifer November 7, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

      I agree he was truly a great pediatrician and he will be missed.

  3. David & Becky Rasmussen November 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our hearts and love go out to all of you at one of the most difficult times that life puts us through. The only solace is to know that he is now with our Lord and Savior and all of the our other loved ones that have predeceased him. Uncle Bill was such an extraordinary man an We loved him dearly. We will truly miss him..

  4. Howard tang November 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Dick …My condolences to you and your family

  5. Barb Henry November 6, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    To all of the Clever family,
    I loved your father dearly and was so blessed to grow up with all of you as friends in our neighborhood. Your dad was one of the truly most decent, loving men in our lives. I know that you will miss him terribly, but know that he was loved by so many. My prayers are with all of you….and Marguerite, I love you and will keep you in my thoughts….God bless all of you.
    Barb (Goldkamp) and Dave Henry

  6. Mary benfer November 6, 2017 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    My heart and prayers go out to the entire Clever family and friends. GOD gained another angel in heaven.

  7. Robyn Lawson Macdonnell November 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    He was my pediatrician when I was younger and I LOVED him. I remember him telling me when I was in my early 20’s that I needed to find another doctor. (I’m 58 now.) Great memories of a great man.

  8. Kathy Jones November 6, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    To all of the Clever Family

    I feel so blessed to have grown up with you all and remember all of our wonderful times in our neighborhood. I loved your father and remember how kind and loving he was. I know how much you all will miss him but I hope you find comfort in knowing how many lives he touched. God bless you all.

    Kathy (Goldkamp) and Chris Jones

  9. Janice Wilmes November 6, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    He was our pediatrician for all three of our children. Best Dr. Ever! Our condolences to your family.

  10. Jane Patcha November 6, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Loved him as my children’s Pediatrician. You could just tell how much he loved children when you came for a pediatric visit with your child. So wonderful in so many ways. My condolences to all his family. He will be missed by so many who experienced him as their Doctor.

  11. Joe Ortwerth November 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    candle 7St. Charles County has not known a man of greater character, kindness, conviction and charity than Dr. Clever, without exception. He had a huge heart of service that brought cheer, comfort and counsel to so many. He impacted the lives of so many families as a healer, helper, and source of hope.

    Dr. Clever personified everything that was right and good about the people of St. Charles County. He set an example of selfless commitment to the community that was emulated by so many. His contributions to countless civic and philanthropic endeavors were immeasurable. But his greatest gift to us all was the encouragement to be our best and do our best to the glory of God.

    Dr. Clever was a man of unimpeachable integrity. In a world where so many people have lost or discarded their moral compass, Dr. Clever was the ultimate compass you could go by. His good conscience and purity of heart were hallmarks of his precious personality.

    It is so difficult to put into words the treasure of a man Dr. Clever was. If there were a St. Charles County Hall of Fame, Dr. Clever would be a unanimous inductee. In the roll call of the saints, Henry Clever will be one of the first names called. That’s because humility was Dr. Clever’s middle name.

    Dr. Clever’s legacy lives on in the most remarkable family this community has ever witnessed. His good will and good conscience are reflected in his awesome children and grandchildren. His prayerful sense of purpose and principle is reflected in his dear wife Roseann.

    Our sincerest sympathies go to every member of the Clever clan. My prayer is that we will never forget this one-of-a-kind man who was a genuine model of righteousness.

  12. Susie Pundmann November 6, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    I will never be able to hear the name “Snicklefritz” without thinking of you.

    Rest well Dr. Clever. You made more of an impact on this community than you could ever realize.

  13. Mary Peters November 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    candle 3What a amazing human being.Such a kind and caring Doctor.All my 5 children were patients and of his.Deepest sympathy to all his family truly a Angel on earth and now in Heaven.

  14. Kevin (Lisa) Henderson November 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    To Mrs. Clever, Madeleine and all family: Dr. Clever was my doctor as a child, and I can still vividly remember him checking my ears – saying he saw a monkey. Then, going to other side, he said he saw it again! He always calmed your fear of being in a doctor’s office. We always got one of those “safety suckers” when we were done. From my memories, he was kind, and had great “bedside manners”. Getting to know Madeleine in HS and later as married to Dan, we just knew she was from a great family, led by Dr. Clever. A man who stood for many honorable things: for Faith, Family, and respect for Life! May Dr. Clever rest in the Eternal Light of Christ – amen

  15. Dan Simon Sr. November 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Thoughts & Prayers to the Clever family. Dr. Clever was loved by all.

  16. Mary Stodden November 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    A remarkable man; a remarkable family. May you rest in peace Dr. Clever!!!

  17. Jodi Boschert November 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was the best. We knew he cared about us. He made us feel comfortable joking about an elephant in our ears or a giraffe in our throat. He always answered my parents questions and reassured them that they were doing a good job with us. Reading his obituary I see he spent his life doing so many good things. My sincerest sympathy to the entire Clever family. Thanks for sharing your wonderful husband, father, grandpa with us. He was a blessing to so many.

  18. Alma Finch Saale November 6, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    candle 1I was one of Dr.Clever’s first patients in St. Charles. I think I was about 4 or so when he started his practice here. I saw him until I was 17 and then I had my daughter when I was 18 and then she went to him. My two son’s went to him until he retired, a very sad day in my house! He was the kindest, sweetest, nicest man in the world. He was so calming to a scared child and you always felt that he truly cared about YOU! My sympathies to the entire Clever family. He truly made this world a better place.

  19. Gary and Joan Schellert November 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    candle 4We wish to extend our sympathy to all members of the Dr. Clever family. Our children loved to visit him on well visits, and were never afraid of Dr. Clever, as they had such deep trust in him. They loved when he would tell them if he saw tigers in their ears, and they were so happy to know there was that special drawer that contained the very best suckers in the world. His knowledge of pediatrics was so extensive, and as he told me at one visit, “Mom, don’t worry about this, as it will heal. We have seen a couple of those at our home”. He was kind, reassuring, but so thorough. I also had the opportunity to work with him at various times at St. Joseph Hospital, especially when we had a full pediatric unit. He was dedicated to his family and to his profession of healing. Rest in peace, dear, Dr. Clever.

  20. christine pallardy November 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    He was both of my son’s pediatrician IAlways took the very best care of my kids..
    Took time to answered your questions even when you were freaked out about something that was going on with the kids. caring
    loving need I say more.Prayers for your family .Another angle in heaven.

  21. christine pallardy November 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Dr.clever was a special person.He took care of my two sons when they where little and me when was upset about the boys being sick as a new parent.Never found another like him when he retired truly was missed. Prayers for your family

  22. JoAnn Mode Weatherford November 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I think everyone in St. Charles knew Dr. Clever. He was very caring man. Hank and the entire Clever family so sorry for your loss. Will be keeping you all in my prayers.

  23. Jane Baum November 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    My heart is broken Dr Clever was so special! May God bless your family. Much love Jane and Ron Baum

  24. Annette Jansen (Behrens) November 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Many childhood memories with this family. May God Provide you comfort in your time of loss. All my prayers.

  25. Jim November 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Hank, I am sorry for your loss. These other folks have waxed eloquently.You, and the entire Clever clan are in our hearts and prayers.

  26. Jann Peter November 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    candle 5We all should aspire to be the kind of God loving, kind, amazing human being Dr. Clever was. Best pediatrician ever! My children and I loved him. I’ll never forget how Dr. Clever stopped by our house on his way home one evening to drop off a prescription for one of the kids. They don’t make ’em like that any more! My heart is broken, Roseanne, for you and the family. But I know Heaven is rejoicing. My deepest sympathy and love to you all.

  27. Susan Kennedy November 6, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Deepest sympathy to the Clever family. Dr. Clever was a wonderful man and will be missed. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  28. Heather Adams-Farrar November 6, 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Dr.Clever was my doctor growing up in St. Charles. Such a kind and amazing man. My condolences to the family.

  29. Pat Buehrle November 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Doctor Clever was the best. He took care of all four of my kids. I’ll keep the Clever family in my prayers. Sorry for your loss

  30. Judge Dan Pelikan November 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you Dr. Clever for being an amazing and inspiring example to me and so many others of what it means to be a man of God, husband, father, teacher, leader and friend, You were a mentor to me and so many others, I will cherish our talks about faith, community and politics. The void of your loss will certainly be filled with the hope and joy of anticipation at seeing you again one day in a place far greater than this. Farewell dear friend, May God and His Blessed Mother be with you and your wonderful family.

  31. Pam Brinkmann Meyer November 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    candle 3Dr. Cleaver was my doctor when I was little. He always had to chase me down to give me my shots! Lol. His nurse Mary Bohle, was my neighbor. He was a great doctor. So sorry for your loss.

  32. Ron @ Mary Ann Rauscher November 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy for the Clever family. Dr . Clever was outstanding and understanding person

  33. Ron @ Mary Ann Rauscher November 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy for the Clever family. Dr. Clever was an outstanding gentleman, loved by all

    • Ron @ Mary Ann Rauscher November 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

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    • Ron @ Mary Ann Rauscher November 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      Have you deleted this one

  34. patricia A Brown November 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    candle 8You were always there for my 4 children. . You wwre always caring and made my children laugh. So lived and you will be missed.

  35. Paulette Meyer (Hampshire) Wolz November 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dr. Clever was my son’s (now 48 years old) pediatrician. He was absolutely the best! My prayers are for the family to find comfort in their memories of him. Our community will miss him so much. God bless!

  36. Ron @ Mary Ann Rauscher November 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    have You canceled one of them

  37. Donna Huster Kluesner November 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Was such a privilege to work with Dr. Clever all those years in the nursery at St. Joe’s . Many a time saving those little lives. Never forgot us “old nurses”, no matter where we met up! God has a great man in his arms.

  38. Teresa Brown November 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    candle 6Hank and Maria- I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a wonderful man. Prayers from our family to yours.

  39. Patti Potter November 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dr. Clever was my 4 children’s pediatrician. I & they loved him. He was a wonderful person & will be missed by so many. Condolences to the Clever Family.

  40. Susan struttman November 6, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was our children’s Doctor thru all of their growing up years. I loved him and they loved him, too. He always said he treated the moms (and dads) as much as he treated the kids. Always took the time to assure us parents we were doing the right thing by bringing them in for even the slightest thing. I think I saw him nearly every week for a long time! What a great man. My condolences to the whole family.

  41. Rosanne Romeo Trupiano November 6, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the Clevet family. Your dad was one of a kind.

  42. Robin Seaton Jefferson November 6, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was truly one of the kindest, most precious gentlemen I ever knew. Humble and simply good to a fault. I was honored to write about him on several occasions and to call him my friend. God speed.

  43. Rachel Bedsworth Faulkner November 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was my pediatrician. While I was little at the time, I remember liking him a great deal. My granny, who took me to the doctor on occassion, used to sing the praises of Dr. Clever and his impeccable bedside manner. Granny was a harsh judge of character, so if she liked him, he was an awesome guy. I love reading about the wonderful accolades earned by such a kind, hard-working man. My condolences and prayers are with the Clever family.

  44. Mary L Detjen November 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    candle 1So sorry for your loss. I will keep the family in my prayers.

  45. Marsha Friedman Bowell November 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    candle 5Deepest condolences to the Clever Family. It was great to run into him in the halls of St. Joes; the ever-present smile and kind hello will be missed by all. May your wonderful memories bring you peace at this difficult time.

  46. Loudeane Callison November 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    candle 6So sad, he was a wonderful Doctor, he was both of my daughters doctor and my granddaughters doctor up until he retired. Great bedside manner and very very caring. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Rest In Peace Dr. Clever, you will be missed.

  47. Michael L Minton November 6, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    candle 8Michael L Minton
    By old friend best doc a kid could have awsome guy !

  48. Angela Eddington Burnett November 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    candle 7Dr. Clever was my pediatrician as a child, he was always kind. I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

  49. Kathy Craig November 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    He was a very special man. His love for his job and the people he served was a true blessing to those whom he touched. Peace be with Dr. Clever – I will remember you fondly.

  50. Mary Hemmann November 6, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    So sad to hear of the loss of a great doctor and an even greater human being. You set a great example of what a man of God should be. My condolences go out to your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

  51. Diana Parson November 6, 2017 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Such a respected gentleman who had a fine family. Our sympathies.

  52. Michael Ghafoori November 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Great doctor, great man.

  53. angie lewis November 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    candle 2So sorry! He was the NEATEST MAN EVER!!! He was my dr and my kids. He is surely missed. Know that he was loved by all.

  54. Chris Henrich November 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    candle 7Quality Man – Quality Family – Thank you Clever Family for setting such a fine example – The Henrich Family

  55. Jayne Wooldridge November 6, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to all. Dr. Clever was our pediatrician and I have never met another doctor with a kinder bedside manner. He was definitely loved by many more than just his family and friends. May he find peace in heaven having lived such a wonderful example of an amazing human being here on earth.

  56. Laura Buehrle November 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    candle 7Dr Clever was mine & my husbands pediatrician as well as our 3 children’s doctor. Thank you for always making us feel like we were doing a great job at being a parent when we truly didn’t know what we were doing!

  57. Debbie Budde November 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    RIP Dr. Clever..I’ll always remember the advice you gave me when my babies weren’t potty trained by a certain age..you said they would be when they were 25 lol..the best pediatrician EVER!! Our prayers to the family that you may find comfort knowing he is with our Lord.

    • Donna Ehlmann November 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      candle 8“Just go home and get some rest. I’ll stay here with him. I promise you.” I did and he did……when I arrived at 6:00 a.m. the next morning, he was still there, with my son and his fever had just broken. That was Dr. Clever❤️ I could tell more stories, but that one has always stayed with me! It epitomizes the kind of man he was….faithful and true to his word. There will never be another one like him! My heart is heavy with grief for his family but I know the angels are rejoicing in heaven❣️ God bless you, well done, good and faithful servant. You will be missed.

  58. Erin Roth November 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    candle 8Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family

  59. Neal & Pat Lang November 6, 2017 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    candle 1We were so fortunate to have the Clevers for neighbors. Doc’s stories of times and experiences he and Roseann shared were delightful.
    This summer under the oak tree we will have a slice of watermelon to toast to you. You will be sorely missed by all whose lives you touched

  60. Amy Fricke November 6, 2017 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Our condolences to you all. Dr. Clever was my and my brother’s pediatrician. From what I can remember he was a great man and doctor.

  61. Mike Eisenbath November 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Doc Clever was one of the finest human beings I’ve ever had the blessing to have known, and the example of the marriage and love he shared with his equally wonderful wife will always present a truly holy example for all of us. Despite all the contributions they made to this world, though, their greatest legacy will always be the special people in their family. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  62. Julie (Bazzell) Baker November 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    candle 5Dr Clever was a wonderful man and Doctor. What an awesome bedside manner too. I know his family was and still is so very proud of him. He was a great community man and was a great example of a true gentleman. My prayers will be with you all Clever Family! God Bless You All!

  63. Kathy Hoffmeister November 6, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    candle 5Dr, Clever also took care of my 2 girls when they were little. He always had a way of joking with the little ones to take away their fears. Excellent doctor, had a way of making moms feel comfortable with the way they were taking care of their children.
    My deepest sympathies to his family & friends at this difficult time.

  64. Cindy and Mark Strodtman November 6, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    A most beloved pediatrician, Dr Clever, was the reason our son became a pediatrician. We are so proud that our son chose Dr Clever as his role model, not only as a doctor, but also as a caring, faith-filled, family-centered pillar of the community.
    He will always hold a place in our hearts. We send our love to his family and our gratitude for sharing this amazing man with so many, us included.

  65. Ron & Cathy Bextermueller November 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    So many wonderful comments have already been said and written about Dr. Clever. He was our boys doctor too. He was simply the best. May God welcome you with open arms.

  66. Phyllis Racer November 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Dr Henry, what a Godly man!! RIP your work on earth is done.

  67. Terry Wilmes November 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Dr Clever was a great doctor & my kids loved going to him. When we would leave his office, he would always say “get home safely”. I am sure he is home safely now!

  68. Denise (Prideaux) Bartlik November 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    May you find strength and peace in this difficult time. Doc Clever had such an impact in St Charles…touched many lives!

  69. Julie Prideaux Anderson November 6, 2017 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    To the entire Clever family, I send my deepest condolences. Doc was a kind, gentle man. He was my pediatrician and my older son’s as well. You were so generous to share him with us. He was so involved in the church and the community. Mrs Clever and Russ: you and your family are all in my prayers.

  70. Barb Griffith November 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever (he Always said, “please call me Hank”) gave selflessly to this community in so many ways. He was a man of pure heart and integrity, a role model, an inspiration, a mentor, a wise but gentle soul, and my hero! Prayers of peace and condolence to the entire Clever family.

  71. Donette and Wayne Goodlett November 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Our prayers are with the family. Dr. Clever remains a hero to me as he calmed many of my anxieties as a young mother. He walked out his faith and gave a tremendous heritage to our community and his family whom he loved dearly and spoke of proudly.

  72. Lisa burnitt November 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful man! He was all theee of my children’s pediatrician. I was a young mother with a thousand questions.he was always kind and patient. God bless his family in their time of sorrow.

  73. Sue and John Hogemiller November 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    To all of the Clever Family –

    Sincerest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. I was so blessed to have known such a kind, patient and gentle man…very few like him. His work on earth was remarkable and impressive and done with no complaint. Such a great physician, friend, confidant, best listener ever, and mentor to so many. I am so thankful to have known him and witnessed his kind and gentle manner toward all…such a great role model.

    Most of all, he was a faith-filled man who cherished his family so much. We know how much you will miss his presence. While those in heaven will welcome his talents and virtues, he will continue to live on in all of his wonderful children and grandchildren who witnessed and learned from his loving ways.

    Thoughts and prayers for Roseann and all of the Clever Family. Rest in peace Dr. Clever. You made a lifetime impact and will not be forgotten.

  74. Donna Roth November 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    candle 1Wonderful man now in Gods hands.

  75. Deacon Frank Prideaux November 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    candle 3Dr. Clever was the best pediatrician and friend that I had for my 50 years in Sr. Charles. He essentially ‘raised’ our three children, guiding them through their early years. He will be greatly missed.

    • Julie Prideaux Anderson November 9, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Well said, Dad!

  76. Tara (Brown) Thater November 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    candle 3He was my doctor growing up and always had a smile ready to make us laugh. He was a wonderful man and doctor

  77. Don Howard November 6, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. Dr Clever was a great man and friend to my mom Barb Howard. She worked form him and the other doctors at Booneslick for many years. They we always very good to her and made it possible for her to buy a house in the sixties as a single parent of four. I remember his very deep and comforting voice when I had to see him and hope to not need a shot?. And of coure the candy suckers and the Ahh stick.

  78. Marlene Green November 6, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    What a special person. He was my children’s dr. They loved him. He always had time to talk to you. He treated each child as if they were his own. My prayers are with the family.

  79. Joyce Wibbenmeyer November 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Clever’s passing. He was a wonderful person and an absolutely fantastic pediatrician. He was both my sons’ pediatrician and they were not happy when the time came as adults to find a new doctor. I’m sure he is hearing “well done my good and faithful servant”. He definitely made the world a better place.

  80. Jeff Hanne November 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I knew Henry as Dr. Clever. This man helped me at the most difficult times of my childhood. Even when I was sick he had the ability to bring a smile to my face. I know I was among the first children to become his patient. I remember my final visit as his patient, I was a teenager and he referred me to a GP. All these years later I still have many good memories of this fine man. I am certain I am not alone in feeling a loss tonight. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and others who feel his loss.

  81. Susan Dreste Fike November 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a terrific father you all had!!

  82. Tracy Theede Marshall November 6, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    candle 4Dr clever was my pediatrician many years ago. We all loved him s much. Great bed side manner. Prayers to the family. ??

  83. Dodi Edinger November 6, 2017 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    candle 7RIP Dr Clever and thank you for your extraordinary pediatrician abilities. Especially when it came to new first time mom with a colic baby 1977 ! Reasured me and put me at ease immediately. I’ll remember you always & fondly too.

  84. Lea A. Martinez (Sabourin) November 6, 2017 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    candle 5Prayers for the entire Clever family. He was the best doctor. Wish all of my girls could have gone to him. God couldn’t have put a better physician on this earth. He will be sadly missed.

  85. Stephanie T. November 6, 2017 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was an amazing man. He was your friend no matter your age. I have thought of him often especially when my children are sick. He will truly be missed.

  86. Nancy Bollinger November 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dr. Clever was the most kind hearted individual I’ve has the opportunity to know. He truly cared for his patients, including my three sons, with sensitivity and compassion. May he find peace in his new home.

  87. Chad Terry November 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    The original St. Charles pediatrician. Dr. Clever and Dr. Westerfeld were a big part of childhood for so many. Great doctors. RIP Doctor Clever, thanks for keeping us healthy.

  88. Michelle Paris November 6, 2017 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    candle 4My Heart, Thoughts, and Prayers go out to you all! ♡ My deepest condolences!

    All my love,
    Michelle Paris

  89. Kathy and Mike O'Brien November 6, 2017 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    candle 8Wonderful man!! Dr. Clever certainly left a amazing legacy.

  90. Nancy Johnson Congdon November 6, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Not only the best pediatrician but the best person as well. He stitched up my lip 53 years ago when I fell off an ice cream truck. He took care of my babies who are 35 and 30. A wonderful example of what a person should be. The Clevers have lost a wonderful man.

  91. Charlene Fredenburg Stillman November 6, 2017 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    candle 1To the Clever Family my prayers with you all. A wonderful Doctor and he was the best for our children. Always gave good advice and took time to listen and talk. He will be missed by many. Treasure all your great Memories and he will always be in your Hearts.

  92. Kari Shramek November 6, 2017 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    A fine man and physician. May God bless the family of Dr. Clever.

  93. Sheila Ziff November 6, 2017 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    candle 6.

  94. Kathryn Beckmann Malloy November 7, 2017 at 12:02 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Clever family. Dr. Clever was a wonderful doctor and an even more impressive person. Always there with a smile, a silly phrase, and a kind word. Hank, you were blessed to have such a great man as your father.

  95. Sharon Brohammer November 7, 2017 at 12:16 am - Reply

    candle 6So sad, he was so wonderful. He always found a way to make you feel like the best mom in the world! I’m so glad he was there for my three children. What a terrible loss, but he had a wonderful life!

  96. Denise Kemmis November 7, 2017 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Thank you Dr. Clever for your service and love that you gave to all of us. Dr. Clever was our doctor when they made house calls. My mother worked with Dr. Clever at the hospital. I think my sister Pam was his very first patient, and our children were some of his last. Our hearts go out to you at this time for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Clever you were one of the greats on this earth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and from my family we say thank you and God Bless you.
    What a wnderful man and friend to all.
    We Love you and thank you
    Denise Bloebaum Mutrux Kemmis

  97. Shelley H. N. Mills November 7, 2017 at 12:22 am - Reply

    candle 8May God grant the Clever Family and friends in this most stressful time. Dr Clever worked tireless in this community and for that I and a lot of others will be eternally grateful for that part of himself he unselfishly gave to us. He was a kind man doing God’s work always.

  98. Rebecca ( Schaffrin) Easton November 7, 2017 at 1:45 am - Reply

    I worked for Dr Clever back in the early 1970s there was not anything I couldn’t come to him for that was the kind of doctor he was compassionate, caring and devoted . If he was not there and a parent called to see if they could come in to see him they would schedule when he was in . The staff that worked for him had the highest regard for how he treated them with respect and kindness . There was a certain relationship that was formed among the staff and patients that has me still working in the medical field and I thank Dr Clever for that among the few doctors I had worked for there. When I was planning on getting married and leaving the country I stopped in his office to say goodbye, he gave me some sound encouragement letting me know I was a valued employee and he enjoyed having me work for him I cried when he hugged me wishing me the best of luck .
    It was many years after that I saw Dr Clever it was during this time his daughter in law was missing the sadness I saw in his face was hard for me to see this knowing how painful this was for him and his family but he still came over and gave me a hug asking for prayers .
    I have wonderful memories working for a great group of doctors and staff and I thank them for allowing me to be a part of it . Godspeed Dr Clever and for your service in the community I will miss you

  99. Shannon Pille November 7, 2017 at 4:26 am - Reply

    candle 6I remember Dr. Clever very well… he was great man who helped many! He was my pediatrician growing up. Always had a smile on his face when he entered a patients room. I am 36 years old now and sad to hear that he has earned his angel wings. Sending many prayers to all.

  100. Rebecca Scott November 7, 2017 at 4:27 am - Reply

    candle 8He was both my and my children’s Dr As a young mother he always let me know I was doing a good job. What a wonderful asset to this world his kind giving nature will truly be missed. There were tears the day he retired as there are now. To god goes another angel thank you family for sharing him with us we were truly blessed.

  101. Ashley Peterson November 7, 2017 at 5:44 am - Reply

    candle 7I had the pleasure of having him as my first pediatrician and he set the bar so high! As a child i remember being sad that he’d retired and that I’d have to move on to another doctor. Such a kind man that i know will be missed by many!

  102. Kimberly Zinn November 7, 2017 at 5:49 am - Reply

    I am so saddened by the news of Dr Clever’s passing, but comforted in knowing where he will spend eternity. I never met a more caring and compassionate soul in my life. He was pediatrician to my 4 children and when he announced his retirement before the 4th was fully grown, I was beside myself. I felt like he was a part of our family and helped us to raise our kids. He will probably be missed more than any man I have ever known. May God Bless you Dr Clever for all you did for so many for so many years. If everyone had your heart, we wouldn’t have the problems we see today in this world. You were one of a kind.

  103. Cindy Frappier November 7, 2017 at 6:00 am - Reply

    candle 8As a young first time mom 27 years ago, having a baby a month early and who was severely jaundiced, Dr Clever came into the hospital and made me feel heard, valued and assured. I also saw both he and Dr. Westerfeld as a child myself. One of the hardest things for me was when they both retired and my kids no longer saw these wonderful, kind doctors. Dr. Clever was always patient and would bend down and talk to my son and cared so much for his patients. He will be missed.

  104. The Trautman's November 7, 2017 at 6:07 am - Reply

    candle 6Dr. Clever was my pediatrician and my big brothers so many years ago. Now I have teenagers of my own. You have impacted so many with your life. May our Lord comfort your precious family during this time of sorrow.

  105. Dan Slattery November 7, 2017 at 6:34 am - Reply

    RIP Dr. Clever. Prayers and sincerest condolences to the family. St. Charles has truly lost a kind and caring man.

  106. Kimberly Tappmeyer November 7, 2017 at 6:55 am - Reply

    RIP Dr. Clever…the St. Charles community will be forever in your debt…as a pediatrician with the countless children of which you took great care, (on occasion,including my husband and his siblings)…to being a major part of in developing Community Living, Inc. that supports adults with disabilities. Dr. Clever’s daughter works with my daughter, Amanda, on a daily basis at her day habilitation center. Gerry, I am sorry for the loss of your dad. Amanda attends the Clever Center after her work hours for leisure time with her peers. Dr. Clever you will be greatly missed by many.

  107. Angie (Hakenewerth) Richmond November 7, 2017 at 6:56 am - Reply

    candle 8I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew him as Dr. Clever, as he was my pediatrician growing up. Some memories of your childhood stay with you, like the little stuffed animals he had attached to his stethoscope to help distract kids who were scared to go to the doctor. As I started medical school in my thirties, I’ve tried to remember my times visiting the doctor, what I liked and didn’t like, and this memory prompted me to purchase some little stuffed animals to attach to my own stethoscope for my pediatrics rotation. while I only knew Dr. Clever as a child, I can say now that he was one of the greats, a doc who always put his patients first.

  108. Carol November 7, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    He was a wonderful doctor. They don’t make them like him anymore!

  109. John Lehmen November 7, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

    RIP Doc. I remember seeing him many times growing up near St Charles. He was a great doctor to see, well respected and known by all in the area, I’m sorry for your loss.

  110. Joe and Peggy Briscoe November 7, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Our children went to Dr. Clever when they were young. We loved his ability to make you feel like you were doing the right thing with your children. He never hurried, just sat down and listened to your problems. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  111. Dan Boschert November 7, 2017 at 7:29 am - Reply

    A Great Man!
    A Great Pediatrician!
    Our Prayers to All The Clever family.

    Dan and Betty Boschert
    and family

  112. Terree Funesti November 7, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    candle 7He was my pediatrician, and I will always remember how great he was. Thank you Dr Clever for always serving others. I pray your family will find comfort and draw close during these hard days. You have left a mark on this world.

  113. Nancy Trinklein November 7, 2017 at 7:35 am - Reply

    What a wonderful man! Always kind words with a smile and reassurance. Terrific pediatrician as well as community leader. Wonderful family- thank you for sharing him with us, he made us better people. My sympathy and love to you all. God be with you at this difficult time.

  114. Sue and Mike McClintock November 7, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Wonderful man and caring pediatrician. When he saw our children in his office he always made us feel like we were doing everything right. He and his wife raised an amazing family of great people. We know he will be deeply missed by them and the whole community.

  115. Maryellen Becker Scheel November 7, 2017 at 7:41 am - Reply

    candle 2Missy and Clever family so sorry for your loss prayers and special thoughts to all of you

  116. Lu Ann Lane November 7, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I just loved this man..he was my children’s pediatrician..he treated them like they were his own ,he would kiss the little fingers and toes…you could tell he loved children…what a gift God gave us to have him on this earth..a Wonderful Man..RIP …Dr.Clever..
    Lu Ann Lane

  117. Celia and Joe Haverstick November 7, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

    candle 7My condolences to this family, may you know peace at this difficult time.

  118. Phyllis Randolph November 7, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Dr. Clever was our family Dr. for our three daughters starting in about 1976?. The girls still remember him looking for monkeys in their ears. My most amazing memory of him was for saving the life of my nephew Scott. Though he was not, at the time, a patient of Dr. Clever, one afternoon after my sister-in-law had Scott to their Dr., she called me because his Dr. had determined that Scott was so sick that there was no hope for him. He simple told her to take Scott home to die. She called me to see if I thought there was any way that Dr. Clever might see him. As I recall, Dr. Clever had shared his home number with me. I immediately called him, and of course he said, Take him to the hospital and I will meet you there. Scott is now a healthy 55 year old father of 2. Thanks to him and thanks to his family for sharing him with so many.

  119. Linda Heady November 7, 2017 at 8:22 am - Reply

    He was a wonderful man and Dr. to my three sons prayers for his family and friends for their loss God Bless

  120. Brenda Hutchcraft November 7, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    candle 7We had the privledge to have Dr Clever as our family’s pediatrician for many years. He was such a loving man and took the time to listen to your concerns. He was truly a man who had a heart for God and family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May God wrap his arms around all of you at this time. God bless

  121. Barbara Pohl Brumm November 7, 2017 at 8:25 am - Reply

    candle 6God bless and thank you to his family for sharing him with all of us.
    He took care of my 4 children as well.
    Such a gentle heart, you could see the light of God in his eyes.
    His work is finally done.

  122. Kammye Gillette November 7, 2017 at 8:26 am - Reply

    We are the lucky ones to have lived in the midst of this extraordinary man and his family. God bless your family.

  123. Mary Reiling Spencer November 7, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    To the Clever family, our condolences to all of you. Reading so many of the wonderful notes above and have the same recollection of Dr. Clever! He was my pediatrician as well as my three siblings (the Reiling family – Steve, Mary, Barb, and Ben). I know how much my parents also respected him for his nurturing and caring way about him. To Hank, special thoughts with you today as well. Be blessed!

  124. Elizabeth Draper Landsbury November 7, 2017 at 8:33 am - Reply

    What a man! Like so many others that have posted he was my pediatrician also. He told me one day he didn’t deliver babies. I always told him he was our Dr Welby that tells you my age. Very few can say they have touched so many people in such a positive way. He was so kind and gentle man. Very few people from my childhood I remember but I remember you Dr Clever. You were one of a kind. Prayers of comfort for your family and friends.

  125. Karen Johnson November 7, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Dr. Clever was the sweetest, kindest person I have ever met. My two sisters and I had the pleasure of being his patients. They had to gently push me in to leaving his practice. I was 17 years old sitting amongst many little kids. I really didn’t care how silly I looked. It was a tough decision to move on. I missed him dearly. Thank you Dr. Clever for being patient, kind, and caring. It’s something that has stuck with me for years. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.

  126. Jason Horan November 7, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

    candle 8RIP Dr. Clever you were my pediatrician when I was growing up, you made my visits easier for me, your people skills were outstanding.

  127. Steve Clever November 7, 2017 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Prayers to Roseann and family, I remember the vacations in Puerto Vallarta. He was a gem of a man. God Bless.

  128. Karen (Rankin) Schmitt November 7, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

    My condolences to the family! Dr. Clever was my 3 children’s pediatrician there whole life & we absolutely loved him!! He gave me his home phone # when my youngest son had heart ❤️ problems & would always answer with compassion! Not many Drs do that! He will be greatly missed!!
    God Bless!!

  129. Dee Vadnais-Null November 7, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    God bless and keep the family and extended family in his loving arms. My sons saw Dr. Clever as kids and loved him, as I did! He always made you feel you were doing a great job raising your children! Always reassuring and humouress to put you at ease! He was definitely an awesome doctor and man. Thank you for sharing him for so many years!

  130. Cindy and Quentin Weber November 7, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to the whole Clever family. He was such a wonderful man. I had the privilege to work with and learn from him in the nursery. As a doctor he took such good care of his patients and made their parents feel like they were doing the best job. I always felt my children were in the best hands with him as their pediatrician. But he was so much more than that. It’s hard to find the right words. He was truly a kind gentleman of integrity with a huge heart and always a smile. God gained a very special angel.

  131. Gayle Hofeling (Zumbehl) November 7, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    The most wonderful Dr. Had such a beautiful way with my kids. He was my Dr as a child as well. When we moved away years ago, the worst part was leaving him and his practice. Blessings to his family during this sad time.

  132. Allison Opp November 7, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

    candle 6So sad to hear of Dr. Clever’s passing. He was pediatrician to my sisters and me, and so much more. I think of him every time I pass the building his office occupied. Such a kind and generous man. I feel privileged to have had him influence my life in such a positive way. He is the standard to which I hold all other doctors and people.

  133. Sheri Wiltse November 7, 2017 at 8:52 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Community Living is a better place because of Henry Clever. Love and peace.

  134. Indah Manno November 7, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    candle 8Prayers for The Clever family during this difficult time. Dr. Clever was mine and my daughters pediatrician and was a wonderful person. Rest in Heaven Dr. Clever

  135. Louise Huskey November 7, 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

    candle 4To The Family of Henry Clever. I was 28 when I had my first child and he was so patient with me. He answered my silly questions like I was the only parent he had on his list. He took care of my two girls like they were his. I really appreciated his support in rearing my children. Al I can say he will receive many blessings for all his good works.

  136. Kathy and Gary King November 7, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Dr. Clever was not just a great doctor but a great man also. Loved working with him at St Joseph. And when he gave a talk I always went to hear him. And he passed in his loving ways to his family. Hank lll years later took skin cancer off Gary’s face and had the same kind and caring personality and skill. We were all blessed to know him. He is enjoying his reward in heaven now. To the family, he lives on in all of you. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow ?❤️

  137. Carl and Debbie Bearden November 7, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Debbie and I extend our sincere condolences and prayers to the Clever family.

    As so many have mentioned, Dr. Clever was a St. Charles Treasure. He and other community oaks (too many to name and wouldn’t want to leave anyone out) were the roots and trunks for all that is good in St. Charles County today.

    I was most blessed to have known him. Our community is missing a huge presence today but I know Dr. Clever is singing praises today!

    Godspeed Dr. Clever.

  138. Carolyn Hoffman November 7, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

    My sincerest condolences to all the Clever family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful husband / father / grandfather with the rest of us. He was an absolutely amazing man, and thousands of people benefitted from him and his tireless works.

  139. Cutaneous Pathology November 7, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    candle 1Our deepest sympathy to the Clever family. We mourn the loss of a wonderful and compassionate man with a servants heart. Prayers for comfort.

  140. Kathy and Terry Pollitt November 7, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, especially to Russ. As our pediatrician, your Dad always made me feel like I was doing the right thing for a sick child. He was so comforting and soft spoken. Our daughters didn’t mind going to the doctor! With such a loving and large family you must have wonderful memories and you will treasure those memories forever. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the entire Clever family.

  141. Kim Schupp November 7, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Gerry, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You always beamed when you spoke of your father. Deepest condolences to you and the family.

    Kimberly (Denham) Schupp

  142. Amy Schuster November 7, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

    candle 3As soon as I heard that Dr. Clever passed away I shared his obituary with friends and family and everyone said that they had him as their pediatrician like myself. He was such a sweet man and funny. I have nothing but nice things to say about him and I think all of St. Charles knew him. What a loss to our community. May he rest in peace and may all of his family and friends hold comfort in knowing all of the cherished memories he left behind.

  143. Erik Kruep November 7, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

    candle 8RIP Henry…. my condolences to the Clever family. I’m 44 and he was my pediatrician. He saved my life when I was born, Literally . He always told my dad that I was his miracle baby. Dr. Clever was a great man and I know he will truly be missed by whomever knew him.

  144. Connie Greiwe Kisker November 7, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Dr. Clevers passing. He was such a great Dr. and a great man. He was Dr. to myself and my children. If you lived in St Charles County he was the Dr. to go to. He will be missed!

  145. Jane Bartig November 7, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Dr. Clever was our Pediatrician for our three sons….always smiling, caring, encouraging. He exemplified the Love of Christ and truly was a Blessing to all. What an awesome legacy he has left on earth and now He will receive His Heavenly Reward.
    Chuck and Jane Bartig

  146. Diane H. November 7, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    candle 1I remember going to Dr. Clever when I was a child and loved him. He was an icon in St. Charles and loved by all who had the pleasure to know him. In the last few years I would see him from time to time at the Health Center and he always had a smile and hello for me that always brightened my day. Roseann, Cathy and the entire Clever family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great man and will be missed.

  147. Sue Merli November 7, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

    candle 5Dr. Clever was a wonderful man whose wisdom and kindness will never be forgotten. I worked with him at St Joe’s and later he was the pediatrician for my kids. I wish more physicians were like him! For the family, I’m truely sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and joy.

  148. Sharon Demster November 7, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

    candle 8Dr Clever we loved you dearly as so many did. You took care of all my Children. When our Carrie was diagnosed with diabetes you also took care me to understand. Your gentle manner will always be cherished. May your new journey in heaven be wonderful ??

  149. Donna Killmade November 7, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

    candle 6So sorry for the loss to the family and to the community, i worked (many years ago) with his son Henry , (before medical school) and this is a kind and loving family.

  150. Jim & Madonna Zoellner November 7, 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Dr Clever was my husband’s Pediatrician. My husband just turned 60 this past Friday. I love listening to my husband’s stories of his youth and his many visits to Dr Clever. On behalf of myself, our 4 adult Children and 8 Grandchildren, we Thank You Dr Clever for keeping our PawPa healthy all those years ago.
    May you Rest In Eternal Peace and the Perpetual Light Shine Upon you. Soar now on the Eagles Wings and take your place at the table of Our Lord.
    We will be praying for the Clever family.???

  151. Sharon O'Connor November 7, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I was one of Dr. Clever’s first patients when I was born in September 1963. My earliest memories are of him. He was a wonderful pediatrician and I used him as my benchmark when I chose the pediatrician for my daughter. I loved running into him at SLU basketball games. I was in my 40s and he always asked about my Mom and Dad. He knew everyone and everyone who knew him loved him. I am certain he will leave a huge void for his family and friends. The best representation of gentleness, kindness and generosity.
    Sharon O’Connor Simmons, Galveston, TX

  152. Jill (Besselman) Cave November 7, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    So many memories of him from my childhood. Sincere condolences to his entire family.

  153. Danielle Carrara November 7, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Im so sorry, he was my pediatrician until i was 16! Great Man!

  154. Barb Prideaux November 7, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Our family was also honored to have our three children’s pediatrician. In addition, Frank and I were got to become close to Doc and RoseAnn when the four of us were part of the Liturgy Commission at St. Cletus.
    Doc was a blessing to all he met and countless others because of who he was. We hold him and all his family in our hearts.

  155. Pam Meers Purtle November 7, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

    When I had my daughter 33 years ago, the nurse asked me who I wanted for my pediatrician. I immediately said, “Dr. Clever”. She laughed and wished me luck since he was in such demand. Since my younger sister was one of his first patients, my wish came true. The first time he held my daughter, he cooed and tickled and played with her. Both of us fell in love with this wonderful, kind, and loving man. My entire family wishes the Clevers our sincere condolences. He always would talk about his family with such love and pride.

  156. Jim and Ruth Ell November 7, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Dr. Clever was a gracious kind man for our two children. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family. God bless.

  157. Theresa Weber November 7, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

    candle 5Dr. Clever was one in a million!!! I was blessed to have him as a Pediatrician for my three children. His gentle ways eased my mind numerous times when I doubted my ability to be an advocate for my special needs daughter. He was a witness to God through his tireless service. Prayers for comfort for his family at this sad time.

  158. Paula (Nelson) Schenewerk November 7, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

    candle 1Prayers of comfort for you all I know you will miss him dearly!
    He was my children’s dr. 40 some years ago and they were always excited to know we were going to see him. We have wonderful memories of him. May God bless you all.

  159. Suzanne Stagner Cantrell November 7, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

    candle 6Dr. Henry was a great pediatrician. He saved my life when I was young and then he saved my daughters life when she was very ill. My son is named Henry because of Dr. Clever. His knowledge and graciousness will be missed. My sincere condolences to the Clever family.

  160. Angie Abbey (Nelson) November 7, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Doctor Clever was my pediatrician as well as me siblings. So many fond memories of going to his office. Of course no one liked the shots, but he always followed it with a sucker. Always elephants in your ears. RIP Doc you have touched the hearts of so many! Prayers for your family and friends! God bless!

  161. Terry and Jo Ann Gravemann November 7, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Dear Clever Family,

    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dr. Clever was a genuine Christian, giving his all to his family,faith, and community. He will be missed, but never forgotten. May he rest in peace.

    Terry and Jo Ann Gravemann

  162. Doris Roberts November 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    candle 5Dr. Clever will be missed so much. He was such a great and passionate man and heaven is getting a truly blessed man. I was truly blessed to have known him and his family for the past 50 years as a pediatrician and a friend. He was a one of a kind and they just don’t make doctors like him anymore.

  163. Bill and Sharon Hunn November 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Sending heartfelt prayers in memory of this dear man.

  164. Laura Douglas Morris November 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    candle 4What a privilege to know such a humble servant of God, an exemplary family man, and wonderful physician. Dr Clever, you made such a positive impact in your community. Rest well, dear Dr Clever. You will truly be missed. Prayers for the entire wonderful Clever family.

  165. James m miller and family November 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    My sincerest condolences to the family! He was my husbands and my 3 boys pediatrician. The most amazing doctor and he was so caring! I haven’t yet met as good a doctor as him! Prayers for the family and it was a blessing to have had him as my families pediatrician. Love the miller family.

  166. Charlsie Floyd November 7, 2017 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    candle 4Roseann and all the Clever family,

    St. Charles lost a true and gentle treasure now that Hank has gone Home. I will always remember his joy in life, his wit and his graciousness to one and all. My Prayers are with all of you and while I know there are no words to console you at this time, please take some solace in the fact that he was and still is, so loved and so well remembered. Heaven just got another angel now that Hank Clever is there.


  167. Jan DuBray November 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Hank was the kindest most generous and appreciative person ever. Always had kind words and a great smile. Like so many others I will miss him very much. While we are mourning heaven is rejoicing. My love and prayers are with the entire clever family.

  168. Rita Stewart November 7, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    candle 3Sincere Sympathies to Roseann and the entire Clever family. Dr. Clever was a one of a kind doctor and person. He truly will be missed. Prayers to his family.

  169. Cathy November 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Dr Clever was a man of true integrity and wisdom .
    He truly cared about his patients as they were a part of his own family.
    He was a good teacher and truly a man of God and will be miss.

  170. Gamal Castile November 7, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was my doctor when I was a child and I remember my mother taking me to see him and he was always so nice and had such great patience and made going to the doctor as a kid easier and we always liked getting to see Dr. Clever, even though we were sick! I’m 45 now, so this was back in the 70s and early 80s.

  171. Fran Dixon November 7, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was a wonderful Doctor for both our children. 45 years ago. “Great Man”. He will never be forgotten.
    Always so gentle with the kids, while checking their ears….he would always say ” I see a monkeys tail”. No matter how
    sick that would make them giggle. RIP wonderful man.

  172. Carmen November 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was the best pediatrician. So kind and gentle with his patients. Always had a little stuffed animal on his stethoscope. ❤️ My children loved it! They even enjoyed seeing him when they knew they were due for shots! God Bless and with deepest sympathy to his family.

  173. Bill & Jan Brown November 7, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Our family was saddened by the news of Dr. Clever’s passing. He was my husbands peditrician & then our sons. I still today use his remedies for my grandsons. He will be greatly missed.

  174. Patti Echele-Bolton November 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Missy and all the Clever Family….. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. What a truly wonderful man, husband, father , grandfather and Doctor in our community. Always and always had a smile on his face when I would see him at St. Joes. He shall live on in the wonderful family that he leaves behind and may you all find peace with knowing how much he had touched all our lives. Bless you Dr. Clever….heaven gained another angel.

  175. Sandy Lewis Biermann Wooten November 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    candle 5Our family moved to St Charles in 1964. Dr Clever became our beloved pediatrician serving 2 generation of the Lewis family. My fondest memory of Dr Clever was when my son (now 41 and a father of 4) was 11 weeks old, I fell and dropped him. After agonizing hours in the ER and X-ray etc he was finally resting in a hospital room for overnight observation. This was a Sunday evening and of course Dr Clever came in anyway, saw I was so upset feeling not worthy to be a mother. He sat in the chair next to me gently rubbing my arm and saying “Your a good mother Sandy” over and over. Anytime I felt lacking as a mother I thought of those few moments of comfort and how much they meant and stayed with me. I can’t begin to convey how much his loving care meant to all of our family. He is loved and missed!
    Go with the Angels Dr Clever, you are a special soul and God has saved a special place for you!

  176. Patricia (Cullinan) Leech November 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    candle 1So sorry to hear of Dr. Clever’s passing! He was our (Cullinan) family’s Pedestrian way back when. God Bless you and your family! Thank you for all the years in serving our community! Sending Prayers

    Sincerely, Patricia (Cullinan) Leech

  177. Becky & Mike Sullentrop November 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Our prayers to the Clever family. We are going to miss that smiling face and kind words he always had for everyone. God has gotten a wonderful angel from earth. He will be greatly missed.

  178. Joseph Pallardy November 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    candle 6We were fortunate to have Dr. Hank as pediatrician for both my son and my daughter. His nephew Joe is my eye doctor and has many of his uncle’s great attributes. God will welcome him with open arms and probably already has. My condolences to his family

  179. Pam (Vinson) Terry November 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful man he will be missed. He was my twins pediatrician we just loved him. I worked at the St. Charles License office with his daughter Madeleine. So sorry for your loss.

  180. Lisa Deuser Herrick November 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    candle 1He was my pediatrician and my girls pediatrician for 10 yes. I have good memories from being a child going to the Dr., and taking my own children to see him! I was very fond of him and I’m so sorry for his families loss. Heaven gained another true angel! He will be sincerely missed… My thoughts and prayers are with his family he truly was a Great Man!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

  181. Melanie & Larry Bonham November 7, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    candle 6Larry and I were so blessed to have known this wonderful, kind and gentle man.

  182. Jennifer Rees November 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    candle 8He’s the only doctor I’ve ever known! I went to him my whole childhood and even into my first year of college in Florida! I can remember sitting in the waiting room, the only adult amongst the children because I wouldn’t go to a different doctor. I remember him saying, “Jennifer, you are going to have to pick another doctor I’m a Pediatrician.” He was such an amazing doctor and he really made my childhood doctor memories great. I was often sick and he was always there to help out. May he rest in peace. I will always remember him.

  183. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Smith and Family November 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace Dr. Clever! Heaven gain a true Angel this week. You were a great man that our community will deeply missed. May God Watch Over and Bless your entire family at this difficult time! God Bless!

  184. Stephanie Hart November 7, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dr. Clever delivered me. And he was my children’s doctor until he retired. He was the most kindest man on earth. God will be with him forever.

  185. The Bauer Family November 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    candle 8Thoughts and prayers to the Clever Family!! He was the best pediatrician around!

  186. Joe Daues November 7, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    candle 8Just a few of my thoughts about Hank. He was the doctor of our 3 Sons. It was Christmas Eve morning in 1967 when our son at 5 years of age had asthma so bad. I called for Doctor Cleaver and he told me to meet him in the emergency room. I drove down there that really cold day holding my son tight worried that he was not going to make it. His breathing was so badly laboured and when I met Dr. Hank in the ER he took my son from me and held him in his arms as tears came down his cheek, saying he never had seen a child whose breathing was so labored.
    I had never before experienced a doctor express such feelings for his patient.
    He truly was a God-fearing man and obviously married to a very good God-fearing woman. Just look at the Legacy that Hank and Roseanne have with their family. I feel blessed to have known them and to be able to call them friends. May you rest in peace good Doctor.

  187. Kris (Vogelgesang) Westhoff November 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    candle 4To the entire Clever family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He was an all around wonderful person who had a memory like no other. I saw him about a year ago and he still remembered my name. He always had a smile on his face and “goodies” in his pocket. We are all blessed to be able to say he was our pediatrician because he truly was the best. Thanks for taking such wonderful care of me, my sister Patty, and my brother Vince, as well as my own children, Chelsea and Cassidy. Rest in peace, Dr. Clever.

  188. Mark and Nancy Westerfeld and Family November 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    candle 8Rest in Peace Dr. Clever. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.

  189. Kim (Short) Stahlschmidt November 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    candle 5My deepest sympathy, Dr. Clever will be missed by so many. One of my greatest childhood memories was seeing him every month of my childhood and more! I felt like I was special as a child because he showed me so much love and concern. He even spoke to me about becoming a nurse, even though I was convinced I should run the merry-go-round! I was never afraid of going to the doctor because I knew I had the best!!! He will be treasured in my memory forever.

    Love and peace be with you!

  190. Theresa (McEwen) Holz November 7, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Well done, good and faithful servant! Prayers of comfort to Hank and your entire family.

  191. Delores Schaible November 7, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    My prayers for the Clever family. Never knew him but have had dealing with his son. who is also a great Dr.

  192. JoAnn Gililland November 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    He was a great doctor but above all else a caring and loving man. He always said you are doing a great job mom, always made me feel so good. He was truly a caring inspirational man. RIP Dr. Clever, you will be missed!

  193. Aparna Mohan, PT November 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    candle 8My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Clever family; so sorry for your loss. I was privileged to be Dr. Clever’s home physical therapist intermittently through the past 2 years… we really had fun together. He was unfailingly optimistic and positive, had a wonderful sense of humor and made one feel a part of his family right away. He will be sorely missed and always remembered. Love, Aparna Mohan, PT.

  194. Rene Gougion November 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was the best pediatriction ever! He saw me up until I was 19 and pregnant and had to go to a different doctor, then he took in my daughter. My brother and I and my mom all loved him so very much. He was kind and loving to everyone he meet. This news makes my heart sad, but I am happy he is at peace and look forward to the Gods promise at Revelation 21:3,4.
    Our deepest Sympathies
    The Gougion Family

  195. Matthew S. Luth November 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    God Bless all of the Clever family in this time of loss. May the peace of Christ be with all of you.

  196. Wally and Kim Kolkmeier November 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was a great and gentle man. Dr Clever always reminded me of when Jesus said “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the kingdom of God belongs to them”
    I will put out a recommendation the we in St Charles need to name a park, highway, bridge, school after this great man.
    He was our children’s doctor and they loved him. He always said to me after the visit “Mom your doing a great job”. Those words everyone needs to hear when your a new mom.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to the Clever family.
    May God Give You Peace
    Wally and Kim Kolkmeier

  197. Dale Burkemper November 7, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    It was an honor to have known Dr. Clever. He personified the definition of a gentleman and his dedication to his faith, family, and profession earned him the respect of all. His legacy will be propelled into the future by his wonderful family.

  198. Lisa Fairchild November 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks for helping me and many others enter the world…
    Lisa Fairchild 11/02/1965

  199. Old friend November 8, 2017 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Hey Paul,

    I lost my dad over 30 years ago and at times it seems like yesterday. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about him.

    I always remember him telling me to focus on the things we can control. Although, I didnt know what that meant until later in life I do live by this every day.

    Stay strong my friend as time has a way of healing

    I will keep the Clever family in my thoughts and prayers.

    My heart goes out to you all!

    A friend

  200. Sam Housewright November 8, 2017 at 5:10 am - Reply

    When I was 6 years old Factor Cleaver was my doctor he diagnosed me with what they thought at the time which was 1962 with diagnosed with rheumatic fever after a couple days in the hospital cuz I’ve lost a total ability of my legs to walk figured out I was allergic to penicillin as a child I always did like Dr Cleaver I had seen him a few years back could not still believe he was in practice he dedicated his whole life who helping people thank you dr. Cleaver Sam housewright 61 years

  201. Fr. Gary Menard SJ November 8, 2017 at 6:09 am - Reply

    candle 7Dear Marguerite and Family,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  202. Katy Kalthoff November 8, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    candle 8My deepest sympathy is with your family at this time. Dr.Clever was the greatest pediatrician. I’ll always remember having elephants in my ears and the cure little animals on his stethoscope.

  203. Tammy Martin Miller November 8, 2017 at 6:35 am - Reply

    My mom wrote this for him many years ago.
    Gentle Dr Clever is of pain a great re-leaver.
    Little children love him so;
    to his office they love to go
    .He gives them shots to heal their pain
    .And when their eyes resemble rain.
    He gives them a lollipop and so,
    they smile again and away they go. by Ruth Martin
    Thanks for all our service.

  204. Susie (Beilsmith) Absher November 8, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

    candle 4I have many memories of Dr. Clever as he was, like many, my pediatrician also. I can remember I had moved away after I had graduated and had come to visit and went to the festival that year. I was walking down Main St and he saw me and came up to me and gave me a hug and we talked a few minutes. He was the best by far. With my dad being a paramedic/firefighter he would always give my mom trouble if I had gone in from an injury to see him. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time.

  205. Glenda Amey November 8, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    What an incredible man that LIVED his faith in everything he did, said and thought. I’m so honored to have known him. I loved taking his spring homemade rhubarb/strawberry preserves. You would have thought I brought him a million dollars! He always told me that it was “a taste of Heaven”. Well, dear friend, now you are experiencing not just a “taste” of Heaven but are walking on streets of gold and seeing Jesus face to face!

  206. Mary & Paul Myers November 8, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    candle 7I’ll never forget Uncle Bill’s big smile, funny laugh and great sense of humor. He always treated my sister, Becky, and I like one of his own (and there were a lot of Clever kids). He was truly one of the kindest, most loving, funniest and honorable man that I’ve ever known. Sending love, hugs and prayers to the Clever Clan. Heaven gained another Angel.

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  208. Carolyn Mayer November 8, 2017 at 11:34 am - Reply

    candle 5We are so sorry for your loss but know you have peace that he is with our heavenly Lord. Prayer for all of the family. Carolyn and John

  209. Debbie Spickler November 8, 2017 at 11:51 am - Reply

    RIP, Mr. Clever … you were my pediatrician, as well as my kids and grandkids pediatrician. You were the best there was. Thank you .

  210. Diana Hampton, LMT, BCTMB November 8, 2017 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    It was my distinct honor and immense privilege to have been Dr. Clever’s massage therapist for the past few years. The highlight of my week was when his session showed up on my calendar. While I know he touched many lives throughout his lifetime, it took no time at all for this kind, loving man to enrich mine as well and to say that I will miss him terribly is a serious understatement. My thoughts and prayers are with Roseann and each member of their beautiful family. Your Matriarch has passed down his Baton and Heaven has gained another Angel.

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  212. Carol (Spinks) Mueller November 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    He was my doctor when I was a kid and he doctored my children before we moved to Farmington. He was a sweet and gentle man. You will not find another like him. A great loss. My sympathies to the Clever family.

  213. Laura Lanham November 8, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    candle 5What a great man. He was my pediatrician & my children’s until he retired. No matter how bad you felt, he always made you laugh. He will surely be missed. My prayers go out to his family & friends.

  214. Connie Mitchell November 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Peace b w/ u…great dr…

  215. Kirt November 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    candle 8He was my favorite. He was the best.

  216. Karen Johnson November 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Our family’s pediatrician—children and grandchildren—for so many years. He was kind, compassionate, caring, and dedicated to his patients. He was not afraid to stand up to insurance companies when they questioned his judgment on a patient’s treatment either. We will miss him.

  217. Kim November 8, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I feel like i lost a member of my family. We still talked and wondered about him years after he quit practicing. Dr Clever was mine and both of my brothers doctor over 50 years ago. Then he was my sons doctor. I wish my grandkids could’ve known him. He loved the kids and always seemed like he remembered them all. He was truly a wonderful man.To the Clever family, thank you for sharing him with the rest of St.Charles. we were truly blessed..RIP

  218. Denise Broeker November 8, 2017 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dr. Clever was my pediatrician in the 1990’s. He never judged my ideas about breastfeeding and making my own baby food. He trusted the mothers and was so supportive. He also honored a professional courtesy since I️ was a nurse and never charged me for a visit. I️ will be forever grateful that he was our pediatrician.

  219. Deni Heitmann Pool November 8, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    candle 7The entire Clever family are in my thoughts and prayers. Dr. Clever will be missed by many here on earth, but he is certainly among the saints now in heaven. It was an honor to know him. Rest now Dr. Clever. You have earned it.

  220. The Connolly Family November 8, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May your wonderful memories of Mr. Clever support you through this difficult time. We are here if you need anything.

  221. The Wipfler Family November 8, 2017 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    candle 8We all know that the Good Lord has a very special place for wonderful people like Dr. Clever. The Wipfler family sends our sincerest sympathy to all of the Clevers. There are literally thousands of people throughout the St. Charles area who have been Blessed to know Dr. Clever, and perhaps have been treated by him (or have him treat their son / daughter / other kiddo), and in addition, anyone who knows Dr. Clever’s family members certainly has witnessed this amazing man’s influence and touch, which is carried on in his family, which has resulted in, and will continue, so much sunshine throughout our section of the world. Thank you, Dr. Clever, for all of your many ways you have made a great world even better. My father, Dr Jack Wipfler, and our family have always respected the Clever family so greatly. Although we will each miss him, we smile knowing that he truly carried out the exact life that Christ intends us to achieve.

    Sincerely, with Love,

    The Wipfler Family

  222. Christine Schroer November 9, 2017 at 1:39 am - Reply

    As a pediatric patient in the 70’s, I am so grateful and still remember his warm and caring personality. What an exemplary role model for another generation of Catholic medical doctors! Dr. Clever…continue to pray for us and heal us!! Thank you for your many years of loving service to the families of St. Charles County!
    My deepest sympathy to his family.

  223. JoAnne Jurotich November 9, 2017 at 3:15 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. What a welcome into heaven he is having!

  224. Betty and Vernon Reynolds November 9, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply

    God bless the family of Dr Clever. He was a great Dr. that our children loved.

  225. Rebecca (Edens) Garrabrant November 9, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    candle 6Many prayers to the family on the loss of Dr. Clever. Wonderful doctor as a child…..caring, compassionate, and great with children. Thank you for keeping me healthy through my childhood. You will be missed…….

  226. Mary Lou Krekeler November 9, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

    candle 8Dr. Clever has fought the good fight, he has earned his crown of Glory in Heaven! I’m sure there were many times Doc was missing family times with your family to be with a sick child. Thank you for sharing your Dad, Husband and Grandfather. Sending prayers so you all may feel the comfort of knowing he is in a better place. God be with you!

  227. Mary Ann Pundmann Budrovich November 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    candle 7Russ, Julie, Marguerite,
    So sorry for your loss. Dr. Clever was a wonderful doctor, a cornerstone of St. Charles, and a great man.
    Most importantly – He was your dad (and father-in-law)!
    May you feel the strength of the love and prayers coming from all who have shared their memories on this site… and from so many more who are quietly praying and remembering.

  228. Ed and Rose A November 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Brother Hank and Roseann were charter members of our Small Church group with my wife Rose and I for 16 years. We met every Monday morning and it was an honor to be able to share our faith and pray with the Clevers and other members. He was our mentor and guide and we always looked to Hank for his “special” insights. Those were 16 wonderful years to share with such a wonderful couple. Our recent phone calls and visits with Hank will remain in our hearts and minds. Hank was truly a “brother” and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to Roseann and the Clever family. RIP brother.

  229. Linda Rankin November 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I am proud to say Dr. Clever was My Dad’s Best Friend. Dr. Clever would always say “How can I help” when we would call him.
    He was such a Great Man and will be missed so very Much. Love and Prayers to the Clever Family From the Larry Landolt Family.

  230. Karen Sepe November 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Love and prayers to the entire Clever family on the loss of your husband/father/grandfather. Hugs especially to CRHP sisters Cathy and Gerry and the Deken carpool kids! I loved those “drop offs” and sharing time with both Dr. and Mrs. Clever.
    Dr. Clever’s life and light live on in all of you and all those who were most blessed to know him.

  231. Pam Ermeling November 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    candle 2Marguerite & all of the Clever Family,
    As so many folks have posted, Dr. Clever was simply the BEST….the best pediatrician and most importantly, a wonderful giving man. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Clever and all of the family. Marguerite, special thoughts of you and the great stories you shared of your family when we worked together so many years ago. God bless the entire Clever family.

  232. Vickie (Jacobs) Struckmann November 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    candle 7He was my first and favorite pediatrician. He will be missed. God’s blessings and comfort to all of his family.

  233. Stephenie Stephen November 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    candle 7Thank you for taking such gentle care of me when I was a kid. You will be missed by many

  234. Diane Speno November 9, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers to all the Clever Family- especially Hank Jr. whom I have had the great privilege to work with! Your Dad was a Wonderful, compassionate, loving, and caring human being! He was everything Parents and Chilren needed in a Pediatrician. He was truly loved by so many in our Community and will be sorely missed! There is a new Angel in Heaven!

  235. Brenda Hollander November 9, 2017 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Terry and Brenda Hollander November 9,2017

    Such an honor to have known this wonderful man. Dr.Clever cared for our children and supported us as young parents in the
    ’70s. He modeled good citizenship in our community, always stepping up to help. A true Lindenwood Lion basketball fan as well! He was a blessing, a witness for Christ in his everyday life. Thanks to Mrs.Clever and family for sharing him with all of us.

  236. Toni Patterson November 10, 2017 at 6:27 am - Reply

    candle 7Although I never knew your Dad, I knew many who did and he was very highly regarded and loved by many. I am so very sorry for your loss and I will keep your family in my prayers.

  237. Susan Bernhoester November 10, 2017 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Just looking at his picture brings back so many memories! Raising my children. He was there thru all of this time. One guest in this book said that Dr. Clever said that he saw a monkey when checking his ears. Dr. clever said that he saw ‘ potatoes growing ” when he checked thier ears. It makes me feel so sad, almost like a family member is gone. Soon I hope to see the fulfillment of what I have learned. The Bible says at Revelations 21:4, ” God will wipe out every tear from thier eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away” Susan Bernhoester

  238. Bill and Nancy Gooch November 10, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    We moved to St Charles in 1966 and yes, Dr Clever was the pediatrician for our children, a two year old and a four year old. He was so gentle and soft spoken, it was ok if they needed to go to the doctor. They had no fear of him. Years later when our first grandchild was visiting during the holidays and got sick, Dr Clever saw her, gave her med and assured us it would be okay for them to fly back to Chicago, she would be fine.
    In Dr Clever’s ‘spare time’ he wrote articles for the St Charles Journal. I should have dated this one that has been on the front of our refrigerator for how many years? When he wrote it he had 36 grandchildren and now he has 43 so I do know it was 7 grandchildren ago. Here is what he wrote…As you might know, I have a large family – 11 children and 36 grandchildren. Our family dinners can include as many as 80 people with a lot of talking, yelling, crying (the kids, not me), spilling milk (me, not the kids) and running around. The day can be stressful. I always take time to thank God for everything he has given me. I thank him for my good health and for my family’s good health. I thank him for these special spiritual times of the year. I thank him for my wonderful family. And, I thank him for our country’s freedom. When your’re feeling stressed, try taking a few moments to sit down in a quiet place and think about all the wonderful things you have, and all the wonderful ways in which God has blessed you. Through the years, I’ve found that prayer is the best “stress-buster” of all.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the Clever Family as they say good bye to this wonderful man that has touched so many lives and yes, we thank God for Dr Clever.

  239. Dave and Jean Schaeffer November 10, 2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

    candle 1Dr Clever took great care of all my children (5). Our kids loved him! He was a treasure to St Charles Birthright, as well! He was a man for the ages. We have lost a true saint!
    Dave Schaeffer Family

  240. Cathy Mohapp November 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    candle 8Love and prayers to the Clever family during this time of sorrow. I know your faith will bring you peace. My life has been touched, by many of you throughout the years and I am grateful. Dr. Clever was an awesome man. It shows in all of you. Heaven has gained another angel. God bless you.

  241. Lori Hester November 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    candle 7This very sad to hear. He took very good care of all 3 of our children for many years. He was a very kind, gentle man and so very good with children. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  242. Sherry Kuchta (Schaefer) November 10, 2017 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was my pediatrician in the 70″s/80″s. He was a great doctor and a household name amongst our family and friends. My prayers and condolences to the entire familY.

  243. Mary Jo Hippe November 11, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    candle 5Steve and I are sending love and prayers during this difficult time. We cherish our friendship with the Clever Clan.
    We love each one of you. Hank and Roseann have been a model of Christian living and living their faith. Hank’s Spirit of Generosity inspires us to be more generous. Our children were patients of Dr. Clever’s. He was such a great doctor and friend to all. Dr. Clever treated children in such a beautiful and respectful way. He also ministered to parents in a loving way encouraging us and complimenting us—–knowing that a confident Father and Mother helps children learn and grow.
    I can only imagine the welcome that Hank will get in heaven. All the Saints and Angels will be greeting him and the Choirs of Angels will be singing. May God bless you as you remember the blessings and love of this great Father, this great man,
    this great friend, this great doctor.

  244. Jerry and Sarah Dorhauer November 11, 2017 at 8:16 am - Reply

    candle 3To all of you in the Clever family, our love to you during your grieving for your beautiful father. What an example of a true Christian husband and father! God is so good to give us such wonderful men like him.

  245. Sr Kathy Buchheit November 11, 2017 at 8:33 am - Reply

    candle 3Dear Roseann and family,

    What a special husband, Dad, Granddad, friend, doctor, and man of faith! I hold such fond memories of the years he came to St Joseph. You must be both grieving his loss and also knowing the peaceful place he now resides. Be assured of my prayers. I hold you in my heart.
    Blessings, Sr Kathy Buchheit, FSM

  246. Christine (Grote) Bradley November 11, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    candle 8Condolences to the Clever family. Like so many others, he and Dr. Westerfeld cared for my siblings and me until we graduated high school. My children’s doctor was chosen because he is similar in kindness and caring.

    God’s peace to Dr. Clever’s family and friends.

  247. Mary Alice Vinson November 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Maria and family
    So sorry for your loss. He was a great doctor for our children but he was also a great friend. I served on several Boards with him and he was a teacher and leader. But most of all,was his friendship. I know you have wonderful memories and one day we will all see him again.
    Your neighbors,
    Marty and Mary Alice Vinson

  248. Norma Pardieck November 12, 2017 at 1:21 am - Reply

    candle 3My condolences to the entire Clever family at this time of loss. You are all a wonderful testimony to the legacy of Hank Clever, Jr. Not only was he my girls’ pediatrician, but in my later years I had the honor of knowing him as a supporter of Birthright, St. Charles. My sympathy especially goes out to Hank,III and Roseanne (Missy) who I was blessed to work with in the Birthright organization. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

  249. Loretta Kleffner November 12, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    candle 7I am so sorry to hear that Dr. Clever has passed from this earthly world; but he is in the arms of the Lord with all the angels in heaven welcoming him. Dr. Westerfeld and Dr. Clever were the doctors for our boys and always were there to take care of them and answer any questions that we as young parents had for them. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time in your lives. He is so happy and well now.

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  251. Ann Marlin November 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Are thoughts and prayers from the Marlin family.

  252. the Readings and Hinkles November 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    candle 7Dr Clever was a wonderful doctor that treated his patients with kindness and a tender heart.
    We were so blessed to have been his patients. He touched many a young life during his years and was a champion for the unborn. We offer our sympathies to his wife and family and our thanks for sharing him with all of us, God Bless you all. Enjoy your well deserved rest Dr Clever.

  253. Wilmes Family November 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    He was the peditrician for my brothers , sister and I and his kids were schoolmates of mine, all great people – A wonderful Dr of the ages and great humanitarian – There was nobody like him, nor will there ever be – Our hearts go out to his family and friends – It was definitely our pleasure to know him – God Bless him , his family, and friends – May he rest in peace –

  254. Angela Peck November 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    candle 5To the Clever family:

    Your farther was my doctor when I was a little girl. He was probably the best doctor I have had in my life. He was a caring, loving man that gave his best to everyone. I am sorry for your loss, but heaven has gained an excellent pediatrician. God bless!

  255. Nancy Fuller November 18, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Dr. Clever was the Doctor to both of my sons when we lived in St. Charles. He was so good to my boys and I will never forget his compassion and caring for them.

  256. Kimberly November 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I just heard about Dr. Clever’s passing. I am 48 years old and he was my pediatrician in St. Charles. Wonderful man. He always asked me if I had a boyfriend yet! Thank you, Clever family for sharing him with the community.

  257. Angela Skokna August 16, 2018 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Dr Clever was such a kind and gentle doctor. As a child he was my pediatrician. I will always remember his warm smile and the balloons in his pocket. As a mom i have always looked for a pediatrician just like him for my boys but no one measures up. God broke the mild when he made Dr. Clever.

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