Clayton Eugene Myers passed away peacefully May 14, 2022 at the age of 40. He was surrounded by loved ones at the Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital in Minneapolis. Clay was born July 16,1981 to Donald Eugene Myers and Marcie Kay Klemp. He was raised in Wheatfield, IN and was a 1999 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School. Growing up he enjoyed Boy Scouts, Little League Baseball, 4-H, karate (receiving a black belt), going to church, and playing in a band with his family.
Clay was much too adventurous for small town life, so he left Indiana to attend college in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, where he met his partner for life, Andrew Sonnek. His academic interests included psychology, physics, math, and computers. He obtained a BA in Psychology in 2003 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Clay was very intelligent, always teaching something to everyone he spoke with. He was very sentimental and cared deeply for people, well demonstrating his role as a Mason. He loved traveling, camping, fireworks, cooking for his friends and family, flying, and an eclectic mix of music. He shared his gift of singing at All God’s Children MCC on the praise team and was on their self-produced worship CD.
Clay is survived by his loving family, partner: Andrew Sonnek, parents: Donald Myers and Marcie Klemp, grandparents: Rex and Donna Myers, Gene and Kathy Zylstra, siblings: Justin (Richelle) Myers, Donny B. Myers, Jessica Myers, Megan (Shane) Sparger, Fisher Popp, step-sister Haley Ralstin, and step-brother Wyatt Sills, three nieces: Tara, Leanna, and Madison, one nephew: Jesse, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Clay especially adored his Grandma Jerri Myers, who preceded him in death, along with his step-mother Ruthie Myers, Aunt Terrie Klemp, and grandfather Gilbert Klemp.
Services for Clay will take place Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11 :00 a.m. at the Wheatfield Baptist Church, 58 High St, Wheatfield, IN 46392, Robin Gear officiating, with private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of the BWCA or the Aliveness Project of Minneapolis in his honor.
Clay would want his friends and family to strive to honor his memory by loving others unconditionally, always staying adventurous, and living their lives to the fullest.
Frazier Funeral Home and Cremation Services have been entrusted with arrangements.