Clifford W. Aughenbaugh

COMPTON - Clifford Wendell Aughenbaugh, 94, formerly of Compton, passed away Aug. 5, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota after a short illness.

A private family funeral service was held on Aug. 8 at the Compton United Methodist Church with Pastor Dana Cox officiating. Interment was at Restland Cemetery in Mendota.

Cliff was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Compton to Jess and Gladys (Davison) Aughenbaugh. He married Verna Hauge on July 20, 1946 at Compton United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Douglas (Sue) Aughenbaugh and Jerry (Marcia) Aughenbaugh, both of Mendota, Linda Hoffman of Sorrento, Fla. and David (Jan) Aughenbaugh of Nashville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 29, 2017; two brothers, Harold and Donald Aughenbaugh; two sisters, Shirley Jeanblanc and Viola Greskiewicz; a son-in-law, Terry Hoffman; and one son in infancy, Gary.

Cliff attended Compton Grade School and Mendota High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and Verna resided in the Compton area for 71 years until Verna passed away. Cliff was employed by the Del Monte can plant in Rochelle as a welder for 32 years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Compton United Methodist Church, Mendota Elks Lodge, Mendota Moose Lodge, and the Mendota VFW.

Contributions in Cliff’s memory may be sent to Doug Aughenbaugh, 1200 Susanna, Mendota, IL 61342 for a memorial to be established at a later date. Please visit to sign the online guest book.


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