Clinton Halvorson, age 70, of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Friday, August 19, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie, Minnesota.
Interment will be held Sunday, August 21, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie, Minnesota.
(15500 Bergen Road, Lester Prairie.)
Clinton Gerome Halvorson was born on January 18, 1952, in Glencoe, Minnesota. He was the son of Curtis and Goldye (Buska) Halvorson. Clinton grew up on the family farm outside of Lester Prairie in Bergen Township, MN.
Clinton was a graduate from Lester Prairie High School and earned his BS degree in Animal Science at the University of Minnesota. After graduating he joined his father on the farm raising beef, sheep and crops. Clinton was active in 4H, showing sheep and beef at the Mcleod County Fair, Minnesota State Fair and St. Paul Junior Livestock Show. He belonged to the McLeod County Fair Board and was superintendent of the county fair sheep building.
Clinton enjoyed working with his longtime friend, Fred Holasek at the greenhouse in Lester Prairie, MN. Some of Clinton’s favorite activities included hunting, fishing, and bowling. He was especially proud of his Norwegian ancestry. He would always recite the Norwegian prayer and enjoyed eating lutefisk and lefse for our Holiday meals. Clinton was the fifth generation of the 1856 family farm. He was a lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie and served on many committees over the years.
After becoming ill, Clinton spent his last years in assisted living at Cedar Crest of Silver Lake.
Clinton passed away on May 3, 2022, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 70. Blessed be his memory.
Clinton is survived by his Brother, Gary (Cindi) Halvorson of Plymouth and Lester Prairie, MN; Brother-in-law, LeRoy Stark of Kensington MN; Aunt Jean Daub of Le Sueur, MN; Nieces, Carrie Halvorson Haakana (Rick) of Dassel, MN, Connie Russeth (Tony) of Lakeville, MN; Nephews, Greg Halvorson (Jordan) of Fort Collins, CO, Chris Stark (Milissa) of Sartell, MN, Curt Stark (Heidi) of Kensington, MN; Great-Nieces and Nephews,
Great-great-nephew, Cousins, and Friends.
Clinton was preceded in death by his Parents, Curtis and Goldye (Buska) Halvorson; Sister Charleen (Halvorson) Stark; Great-nephews, Cole Haakana and Payton Stark.
Jackie Mead says
My sincere sympathy to Clint’s family and friends on the passing of Clint. My husband and I enjoyed working with him in sheep organizations and the McLeod County Fair. He was always welcoming and kind.
McLeod County Agricultural Association says
Our sincerest sympathies go out to all of Clinton’s family. As mentioned above, Clinton was a long-time member of the McLeod County Agricultural Association and served many dedicated years as superintendent of the sheep and goat departments for the Fair. His service to our organization will be remembered.
Sincerely, The McLeod County Fair Board
Darlene and Leroy Karg says
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Clinton. Clinton will be remembered for his work in making the McLeod County Fair a success and being the sheep superintendent.
He always greeted you with a smile
Arla Huser says
Gary and family. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
David and Arla Huser
Barb Cartie says
I worked with Clinton at the greenhouse for many years. He was funny, intelligent and kind. We would talk for hours, while working in the dirt room or setting up benches or the thousand other things necessary. We would gossip (?) and solve the world’s problems. Miss him. Christmas lutefisk this year will be dedicated to him.