Clayton Ingvalson

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 17, 2008

Clayton L. Ingvalson, age 85 of Austin, Minn., formerly of Blooming Prairie, Minn., died at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin Thursday morning, Aug. 14, 2008.
Clayton was born May 28, 1923 to Bennett and Hilda (Nelson) Ingvalson in Udolpho Township near Blooming Prairie, Minn, where he grew up and farmed. He married Lorene J. Hagen on Nov. 13, 1948 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie where he later served on the Church Council and as sexton and board member of First Lutheran Cemetery.
A member of the Farmers Union, Moose Lodge and Blooming Prairie School Board, he drove school bus, and they liked to take bus trips, including one to Alaska. He sold seed corn also. Clayton and Lorene moved to Austin in 1998.
Survivors include his wife: Lorene Ingvalson, Austin, Minn.; daughters: Sandra (Lonnie) Vanek, Austin, Minn., Laurie (Robert Viner) Bremer, Oronoco, Minn.; two grandsons: Benjamin and Aaron; sister: Esther Hansen, Blooming Prairie, Minn., brother-in-law: Oliver (Shar) Hagen, Spicer; Minn.; sisters-in-law: Gertie Ellis, Austin, Minn.; Gretchen (Forrie) Claussen, Albert Lea, Minn.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Selmer Ellis; nephew, Steve Prihoda; other relatives, Jean, Bill and Margaret Prihoda; Carlo Hansen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with the Rev. Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie and one hour prior to the service.
Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are preferred to donor’s choice.

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