CLIFFORD HALLSTROM

C. Hallstrom webClifford Hallstrom, of Brook Park, died on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Grace Pointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge, MN.  He was 90 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31 at Quamba Baptist Church in Quamba with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Monday at the church.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Clifford D. Hallstrom, of Brook Park, died on March 25, 2014 at Grace Point Crossing East Gables in Cambridge, MN.  He was 90 years old.


Clifford was born on January 19, 1924 to Nels and Christine (Lidstrom) Hallstrom at his rural parental home in Whited Township, Kanabec County, MN.  He was the 8th of 13 children.  He attended school through the 8th grade.  In the early 1940’s he was a welder on the Liberty Ships of the Butler Ship Builders in Superior, WI.   During WWII he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served in France.  Following his honorable discharge from the service he became a Dairy Farmer.  He loved his farm, all his animals and milking cows. In 2004 he retired from the farm and he and Bev moved down the road.  There he enjoyed gardening and taking care of his raspberry patch. He especially enjoyed having breakfast at Hardee’s in Mora with his fellow retirees.


Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Olga, Amy, Edna, Vina and Lola; brothers Robert, Elton and Conrad; stepdaughter, Shvahn Williams.


He is survived by his wife Beverly; stepchildren Calvin Nelson of Crystal, MN, Luann (Steve) Gutzkow of Mora, Kevin Nelson of AZ, and Cindy Melton of MT; grandchildren Mindy, Mandy, Reno, Corbin and Heidi; great grandchildren Daniel, Travis and Hayden; brothers Ralph Hallstrom of Prescott Valley AZ, Gordon (Ardis) Hallstrom of rural Brook Park, William (Elaine) Hallstrom of Mora; sister, Bernice (James) Brooks of Oceanside, CA; plus many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.


He will be sadly missed by family and many who knew him as a very generous and giving person.


Memorial service was held on Monday, March 31 at Quamba Baptist Church in Quamba with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating.  Music was provided by Pat Gabrielson and Phil Halvorson.  Honorary Urn bearers were Danny Hallstrom, Jeff Hallstrom, David Hallstrom, Brent Hallstrom, Mark Anderson and Charles Korsch.  Military honors were provided by Mora American Legion Post 201.   

2 guestbook entries for CLIFFORD HALLSTROM

  1. Judy Kadlec March 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    thinking of you Bev & Family – sincere sympathy – Cliff was a good, hard working man in his day!

    Ron & Judy Kadlec

  2. Gary Anderson March 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    Some of my earliest memories are of Uncle Cliff and family gatherings at his farm. Cliff had a way about him that made him an unforgettable character. On a conversation a few years ago, I asked him about his WW II experience. He rather reluctantly said “I was a cook”. My military experience is quite limited compared to Cliff’s. I figured a cook may have to pull watch duty and carry a rifle. In a war zone, there must be stories to tell. When I pressed him for details, all he said was “I was a cook”.

    I don’t know if Cliff was ever a Poker Player. If he was, I expect he was pretty good.

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