Marvin H. Clifton
Marvin H. Clifton, age 89, of Dodgeville, formerly of Montfort, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Crestridge Assisted Living with his family by his side. Marvin was born on February 24, 1925 in Mt. Hope to Claude and Bessie (Cliff) Clifton. He married the former Mary Jean Laufenberg of Montfort on April 7, 1948. The couple farmed near Montfort until moving into Montfort in 1961. Marvin then worked in the Feed Mill Business, first for Purina in Cobb for nine years and then for Laufenberg Feed Mill in Montfort until retiring in 1987. They moved to Dodgeville in 2010. Marvin was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Montfort Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, bowling, playing baseball and cards, along with the occasional trip to the casino. His greatest joy was time spent with his family.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Clifton on April 14, 2003; his parents, Claude and Bessie Clifton; a sister, Arlene (Bernard) Freymiller; a brother, Clayton (Lois Nancy) Clifton and a brother-in-law, Neil Schuler.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Mary Jean of Dodgeville; three children, David (Joyce) Clifton of Montfort; Jill (Rick) Grimm of Verona and Lorrie (Peter) Briehl of Beaver Dam; six grandchildren, Ryan (Jill) Clifton; Brooke (Joel) Oleson; Sadie (Chad) Dahlk; Seth (Andrea) Grimm; Jonathan (Lauren) Briehl and Kayla (Brad) Julius; nine great grandchildren with number ten due in November; two sisters, Mary Edith Schuler of Platteville and Ardys (Bob) Bowers of Dubuque; a brother, LaVerne (Lois Jean) Clifton of Montfort as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort. Fr. Jim Murphy will officiate with burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to Marvin’s favorite charities.
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