Clarence S. Rostad LUBBOCK- Clarence S. Rostad, 94, of Lubbock and formerly of Magnolia, Ark, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 3, 1919 in Beloit, Wis. to the late Conrad and Bertha (Johnson) Rostad. Clarence went to work for Chevrolet-Janesville on Jan. 4, 1937, and was drafted into the Army of the United States in June. He was a veteran of World War II and was sent to the European Theater. He was there when the war ended on May 8, 1945, and discharged in April of 1946. While in Texas, he met Frances B. McCowen and married on Aug. 12, 1944. He joined the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and continued his work for 42 Years in Dallas. He moved to Magnolia in April of 1983 and had 21 years of happiness there. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Magnolia. He moved to Lubbock in December of 2004, to be near his son. In Lubbock, he was a member of Lakeridge United Methodist Church. Clarence is survived by his son, Hugh Paul Rostad and wife Judy Jay Rostad of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Jill Anne Ramsey and husband Patrick of Lubbock, Jennifer Lynn Clutter and husband Scott of Frisco, and Jay Paul Rostad and wife Kate of Jupiter, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Jack Alexander Clutter, Benner Jude Ramsey, Lucie Ramsey, and Remy Katherine Rostad; and two nephews, Vernon Schultz and wife Leola of Janesville, Wis., and Lyle Schultz of Tucson, Ariz. Services were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 2013 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Waldo, Ark. with burial at Shiloh Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Lubbock or the Texas Boys Ranch of Lubbock.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 27, 2013