Obituary Details

Clarence Earl Dodson

(03/22/1899 - 04/09/1941)
Courtesy of The Harrison Sun, 04/22/1976

Funeral Held for Clarence Dodson April 13

Funeral service for Clarence Dodson was held at the memorial United Methodist Church at Harrison on April 13 under the direction of the Rev. Wayne Tieszen, pastor. Burial was at the Bear Butte Cemetery at Sturgis, S.D., under the direction of the Powell Funeral Home.

Honorary escorts were Ord Anstey, Jack Parsons, E. E. Whiteaker, Clarence Schnurr, Virgil Couch of Crawford, and Ray Hickson, Oelrichs, S. D.

Escorts were Tom Broderick, Dick Carnahan, Glenn Fitch, Theodore King, George Schaefer and Robert Shockley.

Clarence Earl Dodson was born March 22, 1899, near Weeping Water, Nebr. He married Giva May Grown on October 31, 1918.

He was employed by the Chicago North Western Railroad for over 40 years in Newell, Belle Fourche, Deadwood, Rapid City and Sturgis, S. D. He was an original member of the Belle Fourche Cowboy Band and the Sturgis Key City Quartette. He was a soloist in civic concerts and the Methodist Church of which he was a member for over 50 years.

In 1964 he moved to Harrison where he made his home with his daughter Dorothy Todd. Mr. Dodson was a charter member of the Sioux County Historical Society. He died in Harrison at the home of his daughter on April 9.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and a twin sister, Clara Brownell of Hay Springs, Nebr. His wife, Giva, died in 1983.

Surviving are three sons, Gordon of Mission Viejo, Calif., Ronald of Omaha, Mervyn of Nashville, Tenn.; and three daughters, Nadine (Mrs. William Uren) of Rapid City, S.D., Bonnie (Mrs. Maurice Langford), Los Angeles, Calif., and Dorothy (Mrs. Robert Todd), Harrison; 17 grandchildren, and 8 great grand children.

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