Clarence was born on June 27, 1935 in Chicago, IL to Anna (Meyer) and Clarence Bergsma, Sr. He grew up and attended school in Chicago before entering the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. He worked as a truck driver at Signal Delivery in Chicago, IL for most of his working career. After his retirement, his love of fishing drew him to Lake of the Woods in Baudette, MN. He spent endless hours fishing and enjoyed his time spent in Baudette.
He is survived by his brother, Edward Bergsma of Chicago, IL and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Richard.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 11 AM at the LakeRoad Chapel in Baudette. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Interment will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Zippel Township. Military rites provided by the Baudette Veteran Ceremonial Sq