Redlin Funeral Home

Kay Donna Clingman , Age 84

November 05, 1936 --December 08, 2020

Kay Donna Clingman, 84,passed peacefully December 8th, 2020 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, surrounded by her loving family.

Born inCarlinville, Illinois to Kenneth and Eileen (Harris) Blackmer, the family moved to Janesville, then settled in Baraboo,Wisconsin where she raised a large family.

She retired to Cave City then Mountain Home, Arkansas for 30+ years before returning to Baraboo last month.

Kay considered herself a Domestic Engineer. An accomplished cook and gardener, she hosted wonderful holiday feasts. She enjoyed sewing; making clothes, quilts and outfits for her doll collection.

She was a voracious reader and played Scrabble daily with Harvey, her beloved companion and husband of 45 years.

Kay is survived by her children and their spouses: Steven, Phillip, Abby (David) Weigel, Carl (Beth) Clingman, Marianne (Robert) Bovy Jr., Jane (Mark) Nachreiner, step-son, Jerry; numerous grand- and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews;and cherished sister-in-law, Pat Blackmer; and niece, Tami Williams Watson.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey; brother, Gary Blackmer; sister, Linda Ellen HoltzClaw, and Kays sons; William, Chad, and Vincent.

A service will be held at Fairfield Cemetery to honor the lives of both Kay and her husband, Harvey, in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or charities benefiting children.

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Doug &Shirley Orr December 15, 2020

Neighbor Merrimac , Wisconsin

Jane, Mark and surviving family members, please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. Please don't hesitate to call if there is anything we can do in these sad times. May your mother rest in peace.