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Clifford Froehlich

August 9, 1919 - November 15, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
Clifford Froehlich

Clifford Froehlich

Born: August 9, 1919
Died: November 15, 2017
Age: 98

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Clifford Edward Froehlich, the son of Walter and Mary (Thiel) Froehlich was born August 9, 1919 in Cherokee, IA.  His childhood years were spent near Mary Hill, west of Cherokee.  He attended Mary Hill Catholic School until he was 13, when his family moved to Everly, IA.  He graduated Everly High School in 1937, where he was the starting pitcher for the state runner up baseball team.

     Following his schooling, he started working for Farmers Elevator in Everly.  He married Evaline Grendler on September 3, 1940 in Everly, IA. In 1942, they both started working for Hunter Flying Services, an army glider flying school, in Spencer, Iowa and Texas.  They moved to a farm near Everly in 1942, and started farming.  They then moved to a farm near Spencer in 1951 and farmed until 1975.  He was the farm machinery sales person for Shoppers Supply until 1980 and then sold Triple A until his retirement in 1982.  He also sold Northup King Seed until 1990.

     Clifford was active in the community, serving on the Spencer City Council for 8 years and also 8 years on the Board of Adjustment.  He was active in both the Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis.  He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, watching baseball, dancing, and especially spending time with his family.

     Clifford passed away at Northshire Residence on November 15, 2017 at the age of 98.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; 2 brothers, Francis and Norman.

     Left to cherish his memory are his children, Kirby (Diane) Froehlich of Spencer, IA and Klaudia Perry of Rochester, MN; 3 grandchildren, Kim (Adam) Kent of Panora, IA, Jennifer (Matt) Beck of Boise, ID, and Kate Perry of Rochester, MN; 2 great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Kent and Jackson Beck; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 A.M., Friday, November 17, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

Memorials to Clay County Fair Association.
Father William Schreiber
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 9:35 AM
“Very saddened to hear of Clifford's passing. Such a kind gentleman.
- Sue Biederman
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:33 PM
“Kirby & Diane. We are so sorry for your loss. Let the Lord wrap his arms around your Family and comfort you all at this time of sadness.”
- Doug & Carolyn Alger
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM
“So sorry for your loss, you have my sympathies & condolences. He was a wonderful person to be around. God bless.”
- Joyce Bennett
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:03 AM
“I am sorry to hear about Cliff. My thoughts and prayers are will your family.”
- Brenda Griffin
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:03 PM
“Kirby, sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. What a wonderful life he had!”
- Dennis Gray
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:03 PM
“Kirby and Klaudia...your Dad left you a great legacy! He was such a kind, gracious and humorous man. He was a special Uncle and we will cherish the time that we got to spend with him. He will be missed. May God give you comfort at this time.
Love, Norm and Betty”
- Norman and Betty Berthusen
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:44 PM
“Kirby and Klaudia.... so very sorry to hear about your dad. Wonderful man and you had wonderful parents. I have so many fond memories of you guys when I was growing up and going over to your home!!! I will always treasure them! Prayers are with you all!!! ”
- Bryan and Gayle (Anderson) Bailey
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:18 AM
“Kirby and Family, Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers and much love to everyone as you celebrate his life.”
- Tom and Margie Montgomery
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:18 AM
“To the family I took care of Cliff at northshire I enjoyed knowing him I had asked him once how he enjoyed so many yrs with his wife his reply was stay in the barn. I laughed along with him. he will be missed”
- Fern Falline
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:56 AM
“Family of Clifford Froehlich, So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the visits we had, when I worked at Longhouse-Northshire. Cliff was a man of few words, so when I brought something,like an old newspaper clip, that made him smile, it made me happy too!”
- Lorna A. Sebring
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