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Obituary ~ Edward Eugene Clifford
November 29, 1953 ~ May 14, 1997

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
May 17, 1997

Edward Eugene Clifford, 43, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at the Muse-Norris Hospice inpatient unit.

Funeral services were conducted at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church Saturday, May 17, with the Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. The Fullerton Patterson James Funeral Chapel, 123 2nd St. S.E., Mason City, was in charge of arrangements. Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery with full military honors by the Clear Lake American Legion. Memorials can be made to the Edward Clifford Memorial Fund.

Edward was born on Nov. 29, 1953 in Nora Springs, Iowa, the son of Eugene and Velma (Nihoff) Clifford. He received his education in Nora Springs and Mason City.

He served his country in the Army from 1974 to 1977 while he was stationed in Alaska. Following his honorable discharge he worked customizing vans for Winnebago, and then was employed at Tonka Coolers. He most recently was employed in maintenance at the Nora Springs Care Center where he worked until his illness forced him to quit on April 7, 1997.

Edward was united in marriage to Nancy Stover on Aug. 7, 1993 in Clear Lake. Ed was a master of gardening, tending his vegetable garden and everyone enjoyed his flower and rock gardens as well. He also enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing at Clear Lake. He is a member of the American Legion in Clear Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Clear Lake; his mother, Velma DeBolt, Florence, Ky.; one daughter, Tonya Clifford; and one son, Jeramya Clifford, both of Mason City; two step-daughters, Tonya and her husband, Wayne Martin, Rockwell, Iowa, Janan Walters, Rockford, Iowa; one step-son, Monte and his wife, Tammi Walters, Osage, Iowa; two sisters, Betty Clifford, Mason City, and Ruth Ann and her husband, Jay Fredstrom, Florence, Ky.; a granddaughter, Zelda Bass, Mason City; two step-grandchildren, Abby and Colby Martin; and many nieces and nephews; and his dearest and closest friends, Janice Losee, and Marilyn and Rich Ritter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene, and his grandparents.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2016

 

 

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