Clifford Kittelson

April 26, 2018

obit Kittelson CliffordJan. 26, 1932 – April 12, 2018

Funeral services for Clifford Kittelson, age 86 of Tyler, will be Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton. Visitation is Fri­day, April 27, 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Ruthton.
He died Thursday, April 12 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at
Clifford Wayne Kittelson was born Jan. 26, 1932 to Tom and Esther (Johnson) Kittelson in Tyler. He was baptized in the Tyler Hos­pital, and in 1947 was con­firmed at Aetna Lutheran Church near Ruthton. He grew up on the family farm, attending country school District 103 in Ellsborough Township, and graduated from Ruthton High School in 1950. He began farming with his father, eventually taking over the farm him­self. Clifford enjoyed farm­ing, especially taking care of the sheep. He sold the livestock in 1990 and re­tired from crop farming in 1995. In November 2000 he moved to Danebod Vil­lage in Tyler, then to Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in 2010. It was there on Thursday, April 12 that Clifford died at the age of 86.
Clifford was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton, and was very active in the life of the con­gregation. He served three terms on the Church Coun­cil and was on the Ceme­tery Board for 20 years. He taught Sunday School and served as Sunday School Treasurer. He served on the Ellsborough Township Board for 16 years and was a member of the Mur­ray County Farm Bureau, serving on its board for 10 years. He enjoyed farming, computers, and visiting friends. He was known for his great sense of humor.
Clifford is loving remem­bered by his sister Lois Ed­man and her husband Mat­thew of East Grand Forks; two nieces, Susan (Brian) Larson of East Grand Forks and Patricia Edman of Minneapolis; one neph­ew, Paul (Julie) Edman of Grand Forks, North Dako­ta; great-nieces and neph­ews Ben and Sara Hulteng, Anna (Aaron) Bohl, Alex Larson, and Kate and Ry­lan Edman; and many oth­er relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Blessed be his memory.