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Obituary for Clifford S. Gilomen

Clifford Sydney Gilomen was born on August 29, 1918, at home in Nobles County, MN, to John and Violetta (Drake) Gilomen. At the age of 8, Cliff moved with his family to a farm near Castle Rock where he attended school through the 8th grade. He entered the U.S. Navy, serving active duty from September 1947 to May 1948. He continued his service in the Navy Reserves and received his honorable discharge in 1952. He farmed near Castle Rock for over 70 years. Cliff was united in marriage to Vivian Strand on June 29, 1935. The two were married for […]

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Clifford Sydney Gilomen was born on August 29, 1918, at home in Nobles County, MN, to John and Violetta (Drake) Gilomen. At the age of 8, Cliff moved with his family to a farm near Castle Rock where he attended school through the 8th grade. He entered the U.S. Navy, serving active duty from September 1947 to May 1948. He continued his service in the Navy Reserves and received his honorable discharge in 1952. He farmed near Castle Rock for over 70 years. Cliff was united in marriage to Vivian Strand on June 29, 1935. The two were married for 65 years before Vivian’s death in 2001. Cliff was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and served on the Greenvale Cemetery board. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, golfing and playing cards with family and friends.

He is survived by his two sons: James (Barbara) of Northfield and Dale (Joyce) of Marietta, Georgia; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a sister Myrtle Holt of Farmington; and his companion of 18 years Geraldine Jasan of Northfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian; children Sydney, Duane, Kathleen, and Donald; grandchildren John, Michael, and Byron; brothers Harold, Harley, and Robert; a sister Lucille Rich and his parents.

A celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at Bierman Funeral Home on Saturday, December 22, 2018, beginning at 11 AM with Reverend Pam Fickenscher officiating. Visitation will take place one hour before the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenvale Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

11:00 AM - December 22, 2018


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

10:00 AM - December 22, 2018 - 11 AM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

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