Clement "Clem" Sauvageau


Clement R. Sauvageau Sr., 76, Fargo passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 with his family by his side.

Clement was born to Gedon and Cecile (Trottier) Sauvageau on December 27, 1936 in Fargo, ND. He attended St. Mary’s and Shanley High Schools, Fargo, ND.

In 1955 he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving 3 years in Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1963, Clement joined the ND Air National Guard and served an additional 27 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Clem was a Patriot and truly loved his country.

Clement worked for Robert Gibbs & Son’s, M.J. Sullivan Foods, Big Red Grocery and retired from Sysco Foods in Minnesota in 2000.

He was a member of the Teamster’s Union, Eagles Club, Moose Lodge and Amvets, Fargo, ND.

Clement loved all sports, but most of all high school hockey, basketball and wrestling. He was a big fan of Shanley and West Fargo schools. He also enjoyed bowling, horseshoes and golfing.

On November 1958, he married Helen Feist at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

In November 2008, Clement and Helen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, which was such an honor, due to Helen’s battle with cancer. They were honored by sharing this celebration with their amazing friends and family.

They enjoyed many trips to Arizona and California to see their children and especially their yearly trips to Las Vegas to meet up with their friends of the 1950’s. Clem and Helen’s circle of friends was an extension of their family and truly a gift that they cherished.

Clement is survived by his children; Clement Jr., Fargo, ND, Michael, San Diego, CA, Troy, San Diego, CA, grandson, Ryan, ND, 2 brothers; Ed (Angela), Fargo ND and David, Mesa, AZ, sister, Catherine Grandbois, West Fargo, ND, and many nieces and nephews.

Clement is preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen of 52 years, 3 brothers, Maurice, Alcid and Patrick, sisters; Lillian Rheault, Lenoa Prosby, Marcella Markey and Clarice Grandbois-Eken.

Clement will be deeply missed by all who knew him and were touched by his life.

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  1. Stacy Minnesota

    It didn’t take me long after meeting you and Helen for the first time that you two were truly special folks. Lan and I were just talking about coming and visiting you again this winter. You were loved and will be missed by many.
    God Bless you, Clem.

  2. Longmont COWoody, so sorry to hear the loss of your dad! Such a sad and small world our “dads” got ill and passed around the same time. It was so nice seeing you at the class reunion get together, and had been too long.
    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from Gods promise to “swallow up death forever” and to “wipe away the tears from all faces” (Isaiah 25:8)

  4. Detroit Lakes MnMy prayers are with all the family. Clem was a wonderful nieghbor. He always showed kindness and gentleness to all who knew him. He was so good to our family. My boys loved him. I will miss him.


  5. I’m so sad for all after hearing of Clem’s passing…he was someone I grew up with and will always remember as special…he was part of my childhood growing up and I am thankful I knew him!

    My condolences to the Sauvageau family. As a co-worker with Clem at Sysco, MN
    . I enjoyed many good times at work and socializing with my friend and co-worker Clem. We will all miss him dearly.

  7. San Diego CaliforniaMike & Family My thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this most difficult time.
    Find comfort in knowing your Dad is resting in the safety of the Lord and is dancing in heaven with your Mom.
    Be Encouraged,
    Love & Prayers
    Millicent Scott

  8. Fargo North Dakota
    Just want to send my condolences to the family. I never knew “”CLEM”” but I work with Charlene Anda & I know she thought highly of her Uncle. Thoughts/Prayers go out to all of the family.

  9. Mike-
    I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your father but I know he raised a fabulous son. Hopefully the happy memories will help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.

  10. West Fargo USTroy & Family,

    So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

    “Just Remember The Good Times!”
    – Haven P. Johnson


  11. Carlsbad CADad…I can’t express in words how much you were loved and how much I’m already missing you. Thank you for being a father and Dad. You were always there for me & I could not have asked God for a better father. May you and mom rest in peace. God bless

    Love Troy

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