VERNDALE -- Clinton Fitzsimmons, 75, Verndale, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in Aldrich Township in Wadena County.
He was born Jan. 8, 1927, to James Thomas and Sylvia Violet (Speed) Fitzsimmons in Wing River Township in Wadena County. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He married Norma Wassink on June 5, 1959, in Wadena. He was a salesman for Monarch Ice Cream Co. for 28 years, then custodian and school bus driver for the Verndale Schools. He also worked for different area farmers, plowing fields and driving truck. He also worked for the Bielema Family Funeral Homes for 13 years.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Carla Johnson, Wadena, Christy Fitzsimmons, Denver; two sons, Rudy Fitzsimmons, Ashby, Jay Fitzsimmons, Wadena; six grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Verndale.
A sister, Donna Kunze, died earlier.
Services were today at the Verndale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with the Rev. Daryl Jacobson officiating. Burial was in the Wing River Union Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the Minnesota National Guard Co. A, 1st Battalion, 194th Armored Division, Wadena.
Arrangements were with the Bielema Family Funeral Home in Verndale.
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