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Obituary: Clayton Thane Rife Jr.

May 22, 1947 – August 5, 2023

Clayton Thane Rife Jr. Clayton Thane Rife, Jr., age 76, of St. John, IN, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2023. Beloved husband of Brenda Jean Rife, nee Denton. Loving father of Gina (Joseph) Bender and the late Wendy Rife-Roche. Cherished grandfather of Anna, Alli, and Jacob Rife, Cortney (Alex) Gikas, and Tori Roche; great-grandfather of Christina Gikas. Dear brother of Mary Lou (Juan) Monarrez. Kind uncle of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Clayton Sr. and Lacey Rife.

Private services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN.

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