Published in the Pine City Pioneer Aug. 10, 2017
Clinton lrwin Whited died surrounded by his family on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Lakeside Nursing Home in Pine City. He was 88 years old.
Clinton was born on June 25, 1929 in Lebanon Township, Dakota County, MN to Hiram and Jessie (Edin) Whited.
He was the youngest of six children. Clinton was baptized on April 6, 1941 and confirmed on May 10, 1942 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagan Township, Dakota County, St. Paul. He attended grade school in District 104. He later got his high school equivalent certiﬁcate from Pine City High School on August 29, 1957. Clinton met Gladys Burman through the Grange where he asked Gladys to save the next dance at a Grange Dance. Clinton asked Gladys if they should give it a try and they w
ere married on August 18, 1956 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Brook Park.
Clinton worked for Grinnell Company, Minneapolis; went into business on his own as a well driller; worked at the Kanabec Coop in Mora; then worked for Mora Plumbing and Heating until retirement. After retirement, he also worked for OC Mangold.
Clinton was active in the National Guard from October 1950-May 1961. He was active in the Grange, as well as a member of the Brook Park Lions Club until it dissolved. Clinton served on the Brook Park Township board for many years. He transferred membership from his church in St. Paul to Emmanuel Lutheran where he served as a trustee for many years. Clinton later transferred membership to St. John's in Kroschel.
Clinton square danced in the Grange Youth groups and later in life joined the Rum River Squares. He also enjoyed regular dancing. Clinton loved to hunt and ﬁsh, snowmobile, play cards, and cutting and gathering wood for winter.
Clinton is preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers and three sisters, granddaughters Charity Koch and Arianna Koch, and great grandson Weston Koch.
He is survived by his wife Gladys Whited of Brook Park; daughter Marie (John) Angstman of Mora; sons Wayne (Kim) Whited of Brook Park, Kevin (Sandy) Whited of Olivia, Ricky Whited and fiancé Kris of Brainerd, Mark (Bianca) Whited of Chesterfield, Virginia, Steven Whited of Brook Park; daughter Cheryl (Chip) Gadacz of Foley; 22 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kroschel with Rev. George Morris officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5 until 8 P.M. at Dresser-Methven Funeral Home in Mora as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Casket bearers are Nathan Koch, Tonia Whited, Ethan Whited, Billy Bigler, Ashley Whited and Zachary Bowman. Honorary casket bear is Dylan Whited. Burial will be at Brook Park Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dresser-Methven Funeral Home