Jay B. Clapper
May 22, 1970 - September 8, 2021

Jay B. Clapper

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Jay B. Clapper, 51 years, was called home to be with the Lord on September 8th, 2021.

Jay was born May 22nd, 1970 and raised in Fremont, Nebraska. He was a true Nebraskan who loved to watch the Cornhuskers compete each weekend and cheering them on whether winning or losing (he didn't like the losses so much, but still a true fan). Jay graduated from Fremont High School in 1989. Loving sports, he tried out and made many of the high school teams, including his favorite, football. Jay's love of sports also continued to the water, where he honed his skills as an avid water skier. I'm sure you saw him having fun many weekends at the State Lakes, he was the one waving at you and spraying you as he went by with a smile, all in good fun.

After high school, Jay started working in construction where he had natural skills as a finish carpenter. Many of Fremont's homes have a touch of Jay in them with his quality work. Jay ventured out to start his own company, JBC Construction, where he was successful for many years. Jay attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont, from one of the most important days in his life, his baptism, through confirmation, and many years thereafter. The center of Jay's world was his family and his best friend, his loyal dog of 15 years, Kuzco.

Jay is survived by his loving parents, Eugene and Barbara (Stoffer) Clapper of Fremont; his sisters Terrie (Richard) Montford of Gilbert, AZ, Dawn (Earl) Sulley of Phoenix, AZ, and brother Todd (Heather) Clapper of Las Vegas, NV; nieces and nephews: Mercedes (Jeff) Haasis (Raiden, Knight and Winter), Jaz Montford, Katana Montford, Triston Sulley, Dayton Sulley, Benjamin Clapper, Noah Clapper, and Garrett Clapper; and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, all of who will miss Jay deeply.

Jay was preceded in death by his grandparents Henry and Ellen Stoffer and Howard J. and Norma Clapper.

We will remember Jay with love and affection, and our hearts will have peace as we know Jay is now with the Lord our Savior Jesus Christ.

A Celebration of Jay's life will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Rev. Ryan Ankersen to officiate). Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service with a luncheon to follow immediately after the service. Graveside interment will be held after the luncheon at Memorial Cemetery. If you would like to donate in lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Arrangements are being handled by Ludvigsen Mortuary. Online condolences may be left at


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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:30am until service time
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)
1440 E. Military
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Service
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1544 E. Military
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Cemetery
800 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Christy Vanek
    You have all been on my mind and in my heart these last couple of weeks. It is sad to lose Jay so young. May you feel God holding you tight during this tough time of loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
  2. Jeremy Allen
    Prayers for the entire family during this time, So sorry for your loss. May God watch over you and guide you during this time.
  3. Marion E Herzinger
    Clapper family, so sorry to hear about Jay. we send our thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. cling to the memories and God has his loving arms around all of you and he will comfort you.
    Ken and Marion Herzinger
  4. Marguerite Beisner
    Sorry to hear of your son's death. I know how hard it is as I lost a son this year also. Our faith helps us through the hard time. Eventually one remembers the good memories. My sympathy!
  5. La Donna (Doni) Brainard
    The utmost sympathy to all of you. No amount of hugs or words can relieve your pain at this time; but know others care and are there 'in your hearts' to help you through this trying time. Trust in God to help you through!!
  6. Jerry Donahue
    So sorry to hear about Jay Was always upbeat and great man to coach on and off the field Thoughts and prayers go out to the Clapper family Jerry Donahue
  7. Mary Ernesti
    Eugene, I am not sure if you remember me from Holiday Gas Station in Norfolk, about 23 years ago. I knew Jay. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Sending my condolences.
  8. Bob Allan
    Eugene, Barb & Todd, I am very sorry for your loss, Jay was always a smiling/happy presence to be around, prayers to all family and friends!
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