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Joe Claybaugh, age 91

Posted: 22 November, 2012

Services for Joe Claybaugh age 91 of Carroll, will be Thursday, November 29th at First United Methodist Church in Wayne starting at 10am.

Memorial Visitation: First United Methodist Church Wayne, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – Service Time
With Family Present

Arrangements with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne

Interment: At A Later Date Wakefield Cemetery, Wakefield

He passed away Thursday November 22, at a Sioux City, Iowa Hospital

Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church Wayne and Claybaugh Scholarship Fund at Wayne State College Foundation.


In Loving Memory
( Age  91  )  Joe Claybaugh ( Of Wayne)
August 12, 1921                   Clay Center, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
November 22, 2012                       Sioux City, Iowa
(At A Sioux City Iowa Hospital)
A Christian Service
First United Methodist Church
Wayne, Nebraska
Thursday              10:00 a.m.    November 29, 2012
Rev. Pete Philips
“How Great Thou Art”  “Amazing Grace”  “On Eagles Wings”
Organist                       Soloist
Connie Webber           Kathy Mitchell
Honorary Pallbearers
TWJ Farms Staff
Richard Woslager    Butch Carlson    Ray Junck
Alice Rohde   Delbert Claussen    Charlie Morris
Stan Morris   Greg Owens   Merlin “Butch” Felt
December 8, 2012
Wakefield Cemetery Wakefield, Nebraska
Hasemann Funeral Homes
First United Methodist Church Wayne and
The Claybaugh Scholarship Fund
at the Wayne State College Foundation
Memorial Visitation
First United Methodist Church Wayne
Thursday 9:00 Service Time With Family Present
Arrangements with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne
    Joe Claybaugh born Aug 12, 1921, in Clay Center, NE and was raised in Lincoln. He has had a full life being involved in many different activities He was in WWII and retired as a Captain, he finished his Ag Econ degree from UNL.  After graduating from Lincoln in 1943, he was a County Agent in Woodbury County Iowa and was involved with 4-H.  He worked with Chickens and was a Cage House Manager.  Then was hired by Dekalb  Ag where he was a Regional Manager on the east coast and then was asked to come to the main office in DeKalb, IL where he worked as Poultry Management Consultant and working   in the field in Japan, the South Pacific, and Mexico as well as Europe. While at DeKalb Ag he helped to write a book on the “History of Poultry” writing a chapter on ventilation.  After taking early retirement in 1976 he went out to Wayne County Nebraska where he started TWJ Farms.  From one corporation it developed into 4 entities TWJ Farms, TWJ Feeds, Nebraska Eggs, and Carroll Trucking.  The four entities included farmland, chickens, a mill, and cattle.  Throughout his life he has belonged to the Methodist Church, was active in The American Egg Board in the 90’s, in NPI (Nebraska Poultry Industries), and UEP (United Egg Producers) as well as a trustee on the Foundation Board at Wayne State College.
    He is survived by two children William “Bill” and Julie, both from Carroll; one older sister Helen (Austin) Mutz from Denver CO, a younger brother Glenn  (Mary Lou) Claybaugh from Evansville, IN; six nieces and nephews, six step-children, Bill, Jeanette, Richard, Bob, Susan, and Tom Ruyle;  8 grand-step- children.
    He is preceded in death by his nephew, George Austin Mutz, his parents, Joe H. and Helen Claybaugh, his mother-in-law, Julia L. Herman; his first wife, Twila Herman Claybaugh, one brother-in-law, Leland Herman, and his second wife, Mona Van Camp Ruyle Claybaugh.
    Joe’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the church fellowship hall following the service.

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