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Clyde James Musholt

Rogers, AR, 1924 - 2019

Clyde James Musholt, 95, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away on September 23, 2019. Funeral services are set for September 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Rogers. Visitation will be held from 6:00pm until 7:30pm, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.
Clyde was born on March 18, 1924 in Quincy, Illinois to Alois Musholt and Isabel Bohne Musholt. He was the oldest of eight children and married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Mary Lee Spettnagel, on June 13, 1946. They were blessed with six children -- a boy and five girls.
Clyde was a World War II veteran. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of 1947), and served three years on the U.S.S. Midway aircraft carrier. In 1953, he moved to Rogers as the manager of the Wendt-Sonis manufacturing plant. During his life in Rogers, he served in many capacities for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, including President of the Church Council and original choir director and organist. He was a past President of the Rogers Rotary Club, a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital, and enjoyed piloting his private plane. He was also a proud father – raising an Air Force pilot, an artist and writer, a bank officer, an accountant, a law professor, and a doctor.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Fr. Silas Musholt, Carol Weisenhorn, Annabel Degenhardt, Isabel Schmidt, and Marjorie Bergman. He is survived by his brothers, Stanley Musholt and Frank Musholt of Quincy, Illinois. He is also survived by his children, Mike Musholt, Jo Lightfoot, Katy Leis, Kathy Ward, Mary Beth Matthews, and Dr. Vicki Hayes, and their much-loved spouses, Maureen Musholt, Ethan Lightfoot, Dr. Dan Leis, John Ward, David Matthews and Dr. Tim Hayes. He is further survived by grandchildren, Leeann Roxx, Michael Joseph Musholt, Dr. Valerie Strunk, Jeff Leis, Matt Leis, Tim Leis, Chris Ward, Brandon Ward, Zach Matthews, Dr. Eli Matthews, Lizzie Johnson, Ben Hayes, Ciara Hayes and Aidan Hayes, as well as by numerous great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, which gave his children their start in life. Condolences may be expressed at

Published September 25, 2019

Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Crematory, Rogers
2898 West Walnut, Rogers, AR
Phone: 479-631-1353