Memorial service set for former 'Bachelorette' contestant, Batavia grad Clint Arlis

  • Batavia resident Clint Arlis, a former contestant on "The Bachelorette," died last week at his home.

    Batavia resident Clint Arlis, a former contestant on "The Bachelorette," died last week at his home. Courtesy of ABC

 
 
Updated 1/17/2022 10:46 PM

A memorial service will be held Wednesday for 2005 Batavia High School graduate Clint Arlis, a past contestant on the ABC-TV show "The Bachelorette" and a star wrestler at Batavia High School.

The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, 771 W. State St. in Geneva.

 

The Batavia Police Department and Kane County coroner's office continue to investigate the death of Arlis, 34, who was found dead at his home on Papermill Hill Drive in Batavia last Tuesday afternoon.

Police do not suspect foul play.

As a teen, Arlis was a captain of the Batavia High School wrestling team, graduating in 2005. He then wrestled for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and placed seventh in the Big Ten tournament his senior year.

The Clint Arlis Wrestling Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor his life and legacy. To donate, go to gofund.me/36b9d0e0

Arlis studied architecture as an undergraduate and received a dual master's degree in architecture and civil engineering, graduating with honors, according to his obituary.

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"His legacies as a fierce competitor, tireless worker, a caring influence to younger Batavia wrestlers, a devoted friend and a loving son and brother will resonate far beyond his days in our presence," Batavia wrestling coach Scott Bayer said on Twitter.

"The Bachelorette" castmate Nick Viall expressed his sorrow on Twitter.

"A very kind, unique, and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon," he said in his Twitter post.

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