Clarence B. Kuster, 77, Seaton,IL, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City,IA. No local services are planned. Military services are planned in July at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis,SD.

Clarence B. Kuster, 77, Seaton,IL, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City,IA.  No local services are planned.  Military services are planned in July at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis,SD.
  Clarence Benjamin Kuster was born July 12, 1941, Deadwood, South Dakota, the son of Henry Leo and Elma Schipke Kuster.  Clarence and Susan Kauzlarich Kuster were married October 31, 1970, at St. Catherine’s Church in Aledo, IL.
   Clarence graduated from Rapid City High School in 1959 and enrolled in pharmacy school at South Dakota State University.  When drafted, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy November 22, 1963.  He served four years in the Navy as an Electronics Technician at Treasure Island,San Francisco, and Pensacola, FL.  He worked at IBM and then CHCS in Chicago, Bucks County, PA, and Anaheim, CA, as a computer hardware customer engineer, maintaining IBM 360 Mainframes and traveling across the country installing add-on memory.
   In 1975, Clarence began farming with George Kauzlarich in Bald Bluff Township, Henderson County, IL.  He left farming in 1998 and worked as a copy machine technician for Dennis Baker at ADP in Burlington, IA.  In 2000, he became the Knox College Science Technician in the Physics Department. He retired in 2012.
   Clarence is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan Kauzlarich Kuster, Seaton, Ill., son Christopher (Sandy) Madison, Wis., daughter Wendy Huft (Chad) Littleton, Colo., grandchildren Clarissa and Geoffrey Kuster and Colten, Macey and Sawyer Huft, brother Richard Kuster (Ronna), Riverton, Wyo., sister Dessie Kuster Severson, Richmond Heights, Mo., and mother-in-law Mary Ellen Kauzlarich, Monmouth, Ill..
   Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elma, brothers Dennis and Steven, sisters Teresa and Zita, and father-in-law George Kauzlarich.
   For those wishing to contribute to a Memorial, the Seaton Fire Department, Knox College Physics Department, and Wounded Warriors have been designated by the family.