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Clarence R. Frisbie 1918-2013

Dec 3, 2013

Funeral service for Clarence R. Frisbie was held Monday, Dec. 2, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The Rev. David VanHeuvelen officiated.

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Ray Frisbie, son of George G. and Elsie (Dale) Frisbie, was born Oct. 18, 1918, near Ringsted. He received his education in country school and became known to his family and friends as Bud.

Bud farmed near Ringsted until May 5, 1941, when he went to serve in the United States Army during World War II. He was in the Red Bull 34th Division, 133rd Infantry, 2nd Battalion, Company E. In January 1942, Bud left for Ireland and served in Scotland, England and Italy. He was stationed in North Africa for 14 months and was sent to Germany where he was later captured on April 29, 1944. Bud was held as a prisoner of war until April 28, 1945, when he was able to escape. In May Bud boarded a ship in France to return to the United States and arrived in his homeland in June. He was honorably discharged from the service on September 5, 1945.

Bud moved to California in September 1946 and returned to farm in March 1947. He remained on the farm until 1955. Due to injuries sustained in the war, Bud spent six months in the V.A. Hospital in Des Moines.

On July 8, 1961 Bud was united in marriage to Hazel Garland at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Bud operated Curve Service on the west side of Emmetsburg for several years. He was a talented woodworker, making projects and doing repairs for people.

Bud passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hazel; sisters, Viola Clare Bolgan, Tillie Bertha Rouse and Martha Laura Hildebrand; brother, George Thomas Frisbie; a daughter, Hazel Thiel; and close nephew, Dwain Hildebrand.

He is survived by his daughters, Ardith (Larry) Shuck of Hartley, and Mary (Larry) Haffner of Clearfield; 12 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a sister, Elna Hylland of Lake Mills, MN; nieces and nephews.

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