In Memory of

Clayton Waughtel Jr.

Full Name: Clayton L. Waughtel Jr.
Date of Birth: February 5, 1932
Date of Death: August 30, 2020
No Visitation
Service Information:
September 6, 2020 - 2:00 PM - Cuba Christian Church

Cuba- Clayton L. Waughtel Jr., 88, of Cuba passed away at 6:11 AM Sunday August 30, 2020 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington.

He was born February 5, 1932 at Cuba the son of Clayton L. and Geraldine (Heller) Waughtel Sr. He married Bernita George on August 9, 1953 at Cuba and she died January 22, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. He later married Ellen (Murphy) Falsetti on February 15, 1997 at Cuba. She survives along with four children, Monte (Jere) Waughtel of Cuba, Jay (Robbie Ball) Waughtel of Cuba, John (Susie Morgan) Waughtel of Cuba and Valerie (Kevin) White of Cuba, three step children, JoEllen Anderson of Beaufort, S.C.; Jennifer (Brian) McMillan of McDonough, GA; and Jason Falsetti of Havana, two brothers, Doyle (Margie) Waughtel of Speedway, IN; and Jack (JoAnn) Waughtel of Cuba, ten grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren.

Clayton served twenty-one years in the US Military. He served three years in the US Marine Corps where he received the Purple Heart Medal and eighteen years in the US Army. Clayton served in two combat war zones, Korea and Vietnam retiring in 1972. Clayton and his late wife owned and operated the former Waughtel Furniture in Cuba. They also founded Waughtel Upholstery in Cuba which they operated for more than twenty years retiring in 1993.

Clayton was a member of the Cuba Christian Church, Masonic Lodge AF&AM 534 of Cuba, the Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533, and a twenty year member of the Cuba Business Association. Clayton served on the Cuba Fulton Dist. 3 school board as a board member. He also served on the Planning and Zoning Committee for Cuba. Clayton had also worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Cuba School District and the Caterpillar Mapleton plant.

Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday September 6, 2020 at the Cuba Christian Church with Pastor Mike Arnett officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial of ashes will be at the Cuba Cemetery with military services conducted by the Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Cuba American Legion, Peoria Honor Flight or Masonic Lodge 534 of Cuba. To send online condolences visit

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From: Allen & ClariceAug 31 2020 11:11AM
So sorry to learn about Clayton.  Prayers are with you and our sincere sympathy goes out to all of you.
From: Ralph SwiseAug 31 2020 12:56PM
Monty and Jeri, So sorry for your loss!    God Bless. Butch and Susie
From: Lynn RandallAug 31 2020 8:59PM
My sincere condolences to you all. I will miss him and I send my love.
From: Allen & EllenAug 31 2020 9:00PM
Monti and Jeri and Ellen so sorry for your loss.
From: Karen and Richard WainmanAug 31 2020 9:08PM
So sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to his friends and family.
From: CindyPetermanAug 31 2020 10:41PM
I am so sorry for your loss., Cindy P.
From: Elizabeth HainesSep 1 2020 7:42AM
I'm so sorry for your loss of Clayton Waughtel, sending out thoughts and prayers to the family. Thinking of you All during this most difficult time.
Sending you my most sincere sympathy and condolences.
From: Mary WoodruffSep 2 2020 9:17AM
Condolences to all the family. Prayers of strength and faith of knowing he is with our Lord. The Woodruff family
From: Irene GrahamSep 2 2020 9:42AM
Ellen and the family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Clayton! Please accept my sincere condolences and praying for comfort for all of you!
From: Marjorie WoodsSep 2 2020 10:21AM
So sorry to hear this. He was a great guy. Sending prayers for whole family??
From: Dave & Roxanne TaylorSep 2 2020 11:52AM
Waughtel family,
Please accept our sincere, deepest sympathy at the passing of Grandpa Clayton.
We pray you find peace in knowing he is resting with his Lord and comfort in precious memories.
Sending you love and prayers at this difficult time.
Dave & Roxanne Taylor
From: Dale and Charlesa YoungSep 2 2020 12:42PM
Our sincerest condolences to Clayton’s family.  May the Lord give you strength during this difficult time.
From: Janet McCaugheySep 2 2020 12:59PM
My sincere condolences to Clayton’s family.  My thoughts and prayers are for your strength and courage.   Clayton was a classmate and friend.
From: Dennis MurphySep 2 2020 6:16PM
Monte, Jay, John, Valerie and family, So sorry to hear about Clayton's passing. He was a very good man, particularly his strength and loyalty.  I will always remember him as one of those solid supportive people in my life growing up, especially during my own families personal times of need. I consider myself blessed to have had his character influence our community as I know he has richly impacted more lives than just my own. I will be praying thanks to Jesus for having him in my life; and, I will be praying for you all to have the same comfort and peace he's getting right now from a strong and loving God...just like he was. Hugs to all!
From: Sally ShieldsSep 3 2020 11:36AM
It's never easy saying that final good-bye. Keeping all the Waughtel family in my heart and my thoughts.
From: Steve McNeilSep 3 2020 7:01PM
Sorry 2 hear of ur dad's passing may he r.i.p.
From: Steve and Kathy DemlerSep 4 2020 10:27PM
You all and your families are in our prayers. It is such a difficult time for you all.. May Clayton rest in everlasting peace.

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