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Donald O. Clinton 1947-2017

January 24, 2017
Emmetsburg News

Funeral service for Donald O. Clinton was held Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Pastor Judy DePue officiated.

Inurnment was in East Side Cemetery, Estherville. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Orville Clinton, son of Orville and Dorothy (Woodbeck) Clinton, was born March 2, 1947, in Estherville. He received his education in Estherville, graduating from Estherville High School in 1965.

Donald became known to family and friends as "Doc". He was employed as an auto mechanic and then began working in collision repair. He worked in Omaha and later Mallard. He owned and operated his own body shop in Ayrshire before quitting.

Doc earned his private pilot's license and flew for many years. He also enjoyed racing stock cars.

Doc passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at PARC Hall in Emmetsburg, at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arnie; and three sisters, Eunice, Ardise and Evelyn.

He is survived by his children, Nick Clinton of Park Rapids, MN and Nichole Lee of Franklin, MN; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Norren L. Briggs of California, Janet Howard of Emmetsburg and Ione Howard of Boone; a brother, Ronald Clinton of South Carolina.

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