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Clayton A. Droullard

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SIOUX CITY | Clayton Arthur Droullard, 87, of Whitewater, Wis., formerly of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Fairhaven in Whitewater.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Whitewater. There will be a luncheon at noon at the church. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater. Arrangements are under the direction of Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater. Condolences may be sent online to

Clayton was born in Cuba City, Wis., the son of Gladys Marie Droullard. He graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1947, received his master of science degree from UW Madison in 1949 and went on to receive his doctorate in education from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1954.

Clayton served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 1st Infantry Division from 1943 to 1945. He received a Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered in combat on Oct. 18, 1944.

On Aug. 11, 1945, Clayton married Mary L. Eustice in Cuba City. Clayton taught math at Morningside College in Sioux City from 1948 to 1955 and was head football coach from 1951 to 1955. From 1955 to 1990, he taught math to business students at UW-Whitewater. He also served as dean of students from 1955 to 1975.

Clayton was a former commander and member of the Fort Atkinson Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the American Legion and Whitewater Kiwanis Club. He served as president of the Wisconsin State Mental Health Association and as vice president of the National Mental Health Association. He was an honorary football coach at UW-Whitewater and was a Hall of Fame coach at Morningside College. Clayton was a devoted Green Bay Packer fan and regularly attended games at Lambeau Field. He also enjoyed fishing on Lauderdale Lake.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Droullard of Whitewater; children, Barbara (Jon) Olson of Watertown, Wis., and Dr. Robert (Mary) Droullard of Plymouth, Minn.; grandchildren, Shaun (Sarah) Olson of Yucca Valley, Calif., Kristina Olson of Chicago, Ill., Katie (Kyle) Cobb of Wheaton, Ill., and David Droullard of Plymouth, Minn.

Clayton was preceded in death by his mother.

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