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1923 Dean 2016

Dean Clipperton

April 6, 1923 — December 31, 2016

   Dean Warren, son of Wilbur and Elsie (Calder) Clipperton was born April 6, 1923 in Bristol Township, Shelby County, Iowa.  He attended Churdan High School.  After his schooling, he helped his dad on the family farm.  

     Dean was drafted into the United States Army in 1943.  He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned home.  Dean was united in marriage with Diane Imler on April 4, 1943 in Junction City, KS.  From this union nine children were born-Karen, Gary, Larry, Elaine, Jerrie, Patricia, Debbie, Randy and Cindy.  

     Dean owned and operated his own construction company for many years. He never really retired.  Dean was a member of the Bayard American Legion, Lion’s Club, Fire Department and Saddle Club.  He enjoyed gardening and dancing, especially at the Fireman’s Ball.  In his younger years, he enjoyed being around his horses.  Dean was a loving husband, father and grandpa and he had a special attachment with his dog Snowflake. 

     Three years ago, Dean’s health began to decline; he became a resident at Perry Lutheran Home in 2013.  He passed away there on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the age of 93 years, 8 months and 27 days.

     Preceding him in death are his parents Wilbur and Elsie; daughter Jerrie Fitzsimon; great granddaughters Brianna Esslinger and Shannon Riddle; grandson Cameron Millard; 6 siblings; sons-in-law Don Esslinger and Dick Anderson.

    Left to cherish his memory is his wife Diane Clipperton of Bayard; children Karen Esslinger of Bayard, Gary Clipperton of Bayard, Larry (Dathel) Clipperton of Paul Valley, OK, Elaine Anderson of Bayard, Patricia Clipperton of Bayard, Debbie (Ron) Gustoff of Bayard, Randy (Sandy) Clipperton of Bayard and Cindy (Randy) Monthie of Jefferson; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.


“How Great Thou Art”

“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

Lula Garnes


Recorded Music

“Footsteps Beside Me”   Daniel O’Donnell



Casket Bearers
Jeff Anderson  
Dennie Esslinger  
Doug Esslinger
Matt Fitzsimon  
Daniel Clipperton   
Brad Anderson



Interment with Military Honors

American Legion Post 44

American Legion Post 357

Union Township Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Iowa

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