Clayton Droullard

Clayton Arthur Droullard, age 87, of Whitewater, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Fairhaven in Whitewater.

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’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1949, and went on to receive his doctorate degree 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 until 1945, receiving a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat on Oct. 18, 1944.

Clayton married Mary L. Eustice on Aug. 11, 1945 in Cuba City.

Clayton taught math at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa from 1948-1955 and was head football coach from 1951-1955. From 1955-1990 he taught math to business students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He also served as dean of students from 1955-1975.

Clayton was a former commander and member of the Fort Atkinson Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the American Legion and the 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 Packers fan and regularly attended games at Lambeau Field. He also enjoyed fishing on Lauderdale Lake.

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

Clayton was preceded in death by his mother.

A Memorial Service is tentatively scheduled at First United Methodist Church in Whitewater on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 with visitation at 10 a.m., Memorial Service at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater.

Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family. For online guest registry, visit


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