CLEMENT, Walter C. (1871-1930)
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Date: 8/20/2020 at 23:47:48
Walter Leverington Clement
(July 4, 1871 - November 29, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Dec 4, 1930, p.1
Walter Clement of Holstein Dies
Was Resident Engineer Under Highway Commission, Funeral at Holstein
Holstein, IA, Dec 3 – Walter Levering Clement was born at Lafayette, Indiana, where he lived until he was nine years old, when with his parents, Charles and Mary Clement and brother Bert, he went to Fargo, N. D. After finishing high school there, he went to Minneapolis where he attended the University for a time after which he went to Duluth where his parents then lived. Here he pursued the studies of his profession, that of civil engineering, with government engineers. He was associated with the engineering firm of Patton and Frank. On April 27, 1898, he was united in marriage with Miss Winifred Shell of Worthington, Minn. Soon after this he went to the “Soo Line” in Minneapolis where he became assistant chief engineer. Beside the Soo Line he worked for the Union Pacific, and had contracts with the Great Northern Railway. Since 1921 he has worked for the Highway Commission of Minnesota and Iowa, holding the position of resident engineer at Atlantic, Iowa at the time of his death. While in Duluth he affiliated with the Baptist church and remained a member of the same until death. Beside his wife he leaves to mourn his death, one son Daniel [text pieces broken out] to Helen Hough Clement and little granddaughter Mary Helen who was a real source of joy to grand-daddy during his lingering illness. Often did he speak of her and longed to see her. He also leaves two brothers, William M. of Jersey City, N. J., and Bert of Los Angeles, and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Vaughan and Mrs. Ethel Summerfield also of Los Angeles. He died Saturday noon, November 29 in Holstein, where the family had resided for some time. Brief funeral services were conducted at the home on Tuesday morning by Rev. A. W. Gauger of the Methodist church after which the remains were taken to Worthington, Minn., where a funeral service was conducted at the funeral chapel by Rev. Gauger. A ladies trio consisting of Mrs., Edwin Jatho, Mrs. O.J. Sacquety and Mrs. Winifred Hans sang several appropriate songs at both places.
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