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Alan Thomas Clements, 65, of Loves Park, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, in Mercy Health Systems. He was born February 6, 1952, in Rockford, IL; the son of James and Katherine (Weyrauch) Clements. Alan was a 1970 graduate of Harlem High School and remained an avid supporter of Harlem Athletics. He married Barbara McLaughlin on October 25, 1980, in Rockford. Alan worked alongside his wife and children as owner of Al's Carpet. He was a member of the Cherry Valley Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Alan was a very happy man and always had a joke for everyone he came in contact with. He was respected for his hard work ethic. He enjoyed traveling, staying physically fit, and the Green Bay Packers. Most of all, Alan was loved by his family and friends dearly. He was a wonderful Husband, Dad, Brother and Papa and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of Loves Park; children, Erica (Joe) Hughes of Poplar Grove, and Jared (Cynthia) Clements of Rockford; grandchildren, Leo Joseph and Zachary Alan Hughes; brothers, Raymond (Joanne) Clements of AZ, John (Tammy) Clements of CO, and Charles (Mary) Clements of IN; best friend, Larry Dilillo of Rockford; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and brothers, Larry and Russell Carey. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Shawn Wallery and the Rockford ALS Clinic, Chicago ALS Association, and World Floor Covering Association.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St. Rockford. Visitation will be at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in the North Main Chapel.




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  1. Will graefe

    I'm sorry you lost your father. If u need anything please let me know

  2. Greg and Kelly Jury

    Barb are thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. The community lost a great man with the passing of Al. Sorry we are out of town or we would be there.

  3. Liz and Tony Fiorenza

    Barb and family. Our deepest sympathy on your sudden loss of Al. Our prayers are with you all. He was a wonderful,funny guy and will be sorely missed. I love the photos from Ericas wedding day of him. I think they capture his spirit and joy of family. We were so glad to be a part of that day. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  4. Joe Tacka

    Dear Barb, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Al. While I did not know him, I can only imagine that he was as charming as you. Many prayers to you and your family.

  5. Seth Arnold

    Dear Barb, I am sad to hear of your loss and offer my sincere condolences. From the moment I first met Al I was amazed and inspired by his endurance, positivity and bright spirit. Even in his trials he spent time encouraging others and giving thanks for the blessings he had. I feel honored to have known him and wish you and your family comfort and peace in dealing with your loss.

  6. Anthony Mencarini

    Dear Barb, I am very sorry for your loss, and Al will be missed. I remember the times we had drinks together, and I enjoyed getting to know both of you. I was happy to see Al last when you had a fund raiser party at your store, with live band, and all his friends. I remember speaking with Al and admired his positive attitude and outlook at life. I wish the very best to you and your family, and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. My sincere condolences.

  7. Jody Bland

    Al you were my very best friend growing up. Great guy! Great family We will miss you.

  8. Lynda Hecox

    Sending my heart felt condolances

  9. Jeff & Sue Cellitti

    Barb, We are so sorry to hear about Al's death. It was such a joy to know such a wonderful, happy Brother, and to know we will see him again soon, in the Resurrection, right around the corner. Please know that our thoughts are with you and the family. May Jehovah will give you the Peace and Joy, and Comfort, you need at this time. Agape, Jeff & Susan Cellitti

  10. Stan Brengle

    His smile and kind heart will be remembered always. RIP my friend!

  11. Jim and Luann Krantz

    We will see you in paradise Al.

  12. BOB WOOD

    My deepest Condolences to all of the family.

  13. Scott & Susan Vierck

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Barb and family! Al always had a smile on his face! He was kind, caring and a good man! May the lord comfort you and help you to find peace.

  14. Mary McLaughlin

    My heart goes out to you in sympathy for your loss. I have been so happy to have had the pleasure of seeing his many great pictures as he celebrated his two grandsons. He has created a beautiful memory for all of us.

  15. Karen Anderson

    Barb and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for peace and strength as you travel through this rime of sadness.

  16. Carrie (Severns) Hall

    Al you were the REAL Deal!!! Awesome Family, Friend, & Business man. Loved by all, in the Community that you selfishly served! Barb, you are an AWESOME STRONG women. I have nothing but Deep Admiration for you. You and Al - Were & will Always be an Awesome Couple. May your Strength & support of Family help you through this Hard time. I am So SORRY for your Loss!!!! I have Wonderful memories of Al...he was a Wonderful Man!

  17. Lisbeth Calandrino

    Dear Barb, Erica and Jared I'm so sorry that Al had to suffer so much. Having been in your position many times, I know what it's like to be the caregiver; it's very hard. I know you did the best that you can for Al. It's a terrible loss. Love and hugs to you all, Lisbeth

  18. Michael Stook

    I'm so sad for your loss, Al was always kind and funny when I was at your shop working with Barbara on picking out my new carpeting. He was a man with a solid heart and funny as well. He will be missed but not forgotten. All my prayers and blessings to your family. RIP Al.

  19. Sue Askeland

    Al was a very special person in this world. He will be missed. I pray for peace for you all!

  20. Meagan morell

    You were always part of our family.making us girls laugh and giggle. May be hard to say goodbye but I got good memories to keep you alive.

  21. Robin Persoon

    I will always remember Al's smile. Rest in paradise!

  22. Diane&Jeff Kowalewski

    We pray that the love of God embraces you and your family during your difficult times.Our sincere condolences.

  23. Mary Ann Suprenant

    Barb and Family - I want to share how much I love your family and how much I will miss Al. Peace to all of you at this difficult time. Know that you have friends you can depend and call on for help and support. I will not be able to attend the visitation or service as I'll be out of town, so I wanted to express my condolences here. Peace.


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