Clifford Haroldson, 80
Clifford Eugene Haroldson, age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Cliff was born on May 4, 1933, in Minneota, Minn., 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 thirty-nine years, Cliff worked at Northwestern Bell, retiring in 1989, as manager of the Red Wing office. He was involved in the Red Wing Kiwanis Club, the Elks Club #845, the Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post 54, the Church of Saint Joseph, and he served as an Ambassador to the Chamber of Commerce.
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 enjoyed 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 fifty-seven 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; twelve 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.
Memorials are suggested for Red Wing Hospice, or the Church of St. Joseph.
Arrangements by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.
Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.