Clifford Eugene Haroldson

Clifford Eugene Haroldson, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Cliff was born May 4, 1933, in Minneota, to Ragner and Alice (Solberg) Haroldson. He graduated from Lamberton High School in 1951. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served in the Korean War (1951-1955). Cliff's sister-in-law introduced him to his wife, Lois, whom he married on Jan. 19, 1957. For 39 years, Cliff worked at Northwestern Bell, retiring in 1989 as manager of the Red Wing office.

He was involved in the Red Wing Ambassadors Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, The Elks Club, The American Legion and The Church of Saint Joseph. Cliff was an avid gardener, golfer, fisherman, hunter and bird watcher. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was a loving father and grandfather. He spent some of his time volunteering with the Red Wing Food Shelf. In his later years, he became CEO of the "Who Cares" Club.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois; his children, Kurt of New Ulm, Judy (Bob) of Maine, Bruce (Jodi) of Saint Louis Park, Brian (Kim) of New Ulm and Kim (Terry) of Red Wing; 12 grandchildren, Ross, Emily, Aaron, Andy, Erik, Annika, Cassiar (Andrew), Justice, Chantrelle, Jeremiah (Ashley), Amethyst and Jasper; two great-grandchildren, Braydon and Mckinley; and his brother, Arliss (Bernice).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ragner and Alice, and his sister, Debra.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Church of St. Joseph (7th and North Park St., Red Wing, MN, 55066), with Father Thomas M. Kommers presiding. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors by the Leo C. Peterson American Legion, Post 54. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church.

Memorials are suggested for Red Wing Hospice or the Church of St. Joseph.

Published in The Post-Bulletin on Dec. 27, 2013