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Clifford LeRoy Walstead

May 14, 1939 July 21, 2019
Clifford LeRoy Walstead
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Obituary for Clifford LeRoy Walstead

Clifford LeRoy Walstead, 80, of Muscoda died July 21, 2019 at Richland Hospital.

Clifford was born on May 14, 1939, the son of Clarence and Adelta (Hamilton) Walstead. On July 30, 1957 he was united in marriage to Mary “Clarice” Walstead at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clyde. Clifford was enlisted in the U.S. Navy for 20 years until his retirement in April of 1977. Clarice supported Clifford in his service. They spent the first three years in Cuba during the revolution. They also served in several locations in the U.S.

In addition to their time in the Navy, Clifford and Clarice did upholstery work for more than 30 years in the Muscoda area. They also operated the Chieftains Teepee Restaurant and an antique store in Muscoda. Clifford also worked with Wilkinson Auction as an auctioneer and owned and operated his own taxidermy business for many years in Avoca and Muscoda.

Clifford enjoyed spending time with family. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and the sound of the slot machines.

Clifford is survived by 4 children, Edward (Sue) Walstead of Madison, Belinda (Gerry) McGuire of Highland, Tom Walstead of Lone Rock, and Jill Bisco (John Murphy) of Wadsworth, OH; 2 sisters Donna (Robert “Bud”) Franklin and Norma Sailing, both of Avoca; in-laws Dick (Kay) Laufenberg of Bellevue, NE; Alice (Bob) Bomkamp of Highland, George (Pat) of Dodgeville, Lois (David) Aide of Edgerton, and Marlene (Larry) Stenner of Dodgeville, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Clarice, his parents, his brother, Haans Walstead, and his brothers-in-law: Donald Laufenberg and Richard Sailing.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Godager Pratt Funeral Home from 9:30 AM until the departure to the church at 10:45 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

26

Jul

9:30 AM 7/26/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:45 AM 7/26/2019 10:45:00 AM
Godager Pratt Funeral Home

710 N Wisconsin Ave
PO Box 597
Muscoda, WI 53573

Godager Pratt Funeral Home
710 N Wisconsin Ave Muscoda 53573 WI
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

26

Jul

11:00 AM 7/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

341 N. Wisconsin Ave
Muscoda, WI 53573

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
341 N. Wisconsin Ave Muscoda 53573 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. John's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Elm and 6th St
Muscoda, WI 53573

Elm and 6th St Muscoda 53573 WI
United States
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