Folin, Clinton Everett 89, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Home in Glenwood, MN. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at the Glenwood United Parish Church at 11 am. He was preceded in death by parents, Conrad and Ruth Folin, first wife Betty, an infant daughter, and a stepson. He is survived by loving wife Helene, brother John (Priscilla) Folin of Mound, children Chelene (Dan) Koenig of Canada, Scott (Loraine) Folin of Oregon, Randy (Denise) Folin of California, Robin (Derek) Clark of Nevada, Lisa (Tom) Hebb of California, Sharon Quick of Texas, Charles (Barbara) Early of California, John Early of Texas, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clint was born May 16, 1923 in Brooten, MN and was raised there. After studying at the University of Minnesota, Dunwoody Institute and 3 years of service in the Army, he worked at several printing and advertising companies. He later was the editor and publisher of the Bertha Herald and Verndale Sun and started a new weekly newspaper, The Brooklyn Center Press. In 1946 he married Betty Mae Hayward at Fort Snelling in St. Paul. They lived in Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Bertha, and in Brooklyn Center, MN. In the summer of 1965 Clint and wife Betty and their 5 children moved from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to Fallbrook, California, travelling by covered wagon. Cancer took his wife of 25 years soon thereafter. He married Helene Ackerman Quick in Escondido, CA in 1974. They relocated to Brooten, MN where they operated Folin's Definitely Different collectibles shop for several years before moving to Glenwood, MN. Clint had a lifelong passion for storytelling. His stories will be remembered by many who read his articles and columns in the Pope County Tribune, Simple Pleasures, Folkstyles and for the American Amateur Press Association. He was known locally as "Hat Man" because of one of his columns titled "Under My Hat". He was actively involved as a member and volunteer with many organizations in every community in which he lived. Clint's life leaves family, friends, and colleagues with affectionate memories of his quick and quirky sense of humor, his breadth of interests, and with plenty of stories to tell and to read. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Clint's memory to the Glenwood, Minnesota Pope County Museum.
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Published in Star Tribune on Mar. 12, 2013