Lamoine "Mush" Clouser

Born: Wed., Apr. 22, 1931
Died: Thu., May 10, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 14, 2018
Location: Hasler-Stout Funeral Home

Masonic Service

7:30 PM Mon., May 14, 2018
Location: Hasler-Stout Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., May 15, 2018
Location: Hasler-Stout Funeral Home

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Lamoine “Mush” Clouser, Greentown, passed away at the age of 87 at the IU Health Methodist Hospital. He was born April 22, 1931, in Randolph County, Indiana, to Leo and Lema (Summers) Clouser. 

Lamoine graduated from Windfall High School in 1949. Lamoine was more commonly known as Mush. He was given the nickname by a grandmother after the comic strip character Mush Stebbins in the Just For Kids strip popular in the 1930s. 

He grew up on a farm in Tipton County. He worked many jobs as a young man including farmhand on farms in the neighboring community, carpenter, sub mail route carrier, and milk route hauler. 

Upon discharge from the Marine Corps he returned home and rented a farm in Union Township, Howard County while holding a full time job at the Continental Can in Elwood from which he retired after 30 years of service. He gave up farming in 2011 at age 80.

Mush loved his immediate and extended family which included many nieces and nephews. At a recent family reunion 5 generations of Clousers were photographed together, he holding a great-great-great grandniece. He loved to travel with his wife throughout the U.S. and the world visiting farming, cultural, and historical sites. He was fascinated by the resourcefulness of farmers in other parts of the world in adapting their practices to fit the local environmental, cultural, and market requirements. 

He was a member of the Jerome Christian Church and attended the United Methodist Church in Windfall. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Sue (Conway) Clouser; sons, Dr. Sidney (Dr. Anne) Clouser, Chardon, OH, and Matthew (Kimberly) Clouser, Burleson, TX; grandsons, Dr. Benjamin (Fatima) Clouser, Chicago, IL, and Travis and Clayton Clouser, Burleson; and sisters, Betty Johner, Jane Watson, Marlene Shadday and Ellen Wylie.

He was preceded in death by son, Rodney; parents; brothers, Fred, Arthur, Ray, Gene, John, Bill and Charlie; and sister, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, with Pastors James Sharber and Dennis Lafferty officiating.  Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the scholarship fund of the Greentown Masonic Lodge and/or Kelly Fennel School Supply Fund of the Windfall Methodist Church.  Messages of condolence may be left online at 

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Genny Fennell
   Posted Fri May 11, 2018
I am so sorry, I really appreciated Mush requesting a song. God Will Take Care of You.. the last time I talked with him, he said, Genny I know God
has been taking care of me for a long time.. R.I.P. Mush...God truly is taking care of you..
Genny Fennell.

Pastor Dennis Lafferty & Tiffany
   Posted Fri May 11, 2018
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to all of the family. I just came about 5 years ago to the Windfall United Methodist Church and I could never get use to calling Lamoine, "Mush". I simply couldn't. Everyone else called him "Mush", but that was not what I saw. To me, Lamoine was a very quiet yet reverent man. He knew God and he had a very close and personal relationship with Jesus. His favorite hymn was, "God Will Take Care of You", and I will be honored to sing it for him as we say, "goodbye" to a wonderful man of God! I was blessed to be able to simply call him, "Friend"!!!

Peggy Hollingsworth
   Posted Sat May 12, 2018
Traveling alongside "Mush" and Sue on trips with the Community First Bank's Journey Travel Club has been a pleasant experience in recent years. Seeing farming practices through the eyes of a "practical" farm couple was always eye-opening and enlightening. Our trip to Iceland in October 2017 was no exception! Thinking of all of you as you celebrate a life well lived. Since I will be with the Journey Club next week as we explore Georgia, including Atlanta, Savannah, and environs, I will be with you in spirit as we traverse the agricultural landscape of the southeastern US.

Shelley Fennell (Asher)
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Dear Sue and family, Just wanted to let you know I am so saddened by the loss of Mush. He certainly was a sweetheart, you two made such a perfect couple. My heart goes out to you and the kids. I know mom and dad sure cherished your friendship. God give you peace and strength at this time love, Shelly

Greg abd Dottie Clouser
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
Aunt Sue, Dottie and are so sorry to hear that Uncle Mush has left us. We truly enjoyed the visit we had two years ago, it was so much fun talking and visiting with both of you. The world will be a little sadder without Uncle Mush, but heaven will be a little brighter with his smile. Love Greg and Dottie.