Clarence Hamerlinck, 84, of Minneota, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his residence in Minneota.
The memorial service for will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at the Minneota American Legion Hall.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow the service at the St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.
Military honors provided by the U.S. American Legion Post of Minneota and VFW of Minneota.
Clarence Cyriel Hamerlinck was born on June 5, 1932, at home in Yellow Medicine County to Albrick and Bertha (Mortier) Hamerlinck. He attended country school.
Clarence farmed with his father until he entered the Army in 1953. He received his basic training at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, then was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1955.
He was married to Clara Thanghe in 1957.
The couple farmed until retiring in 1982 due to health reasons. They moved to town in 1997. Clarence enjoyed going to auctions and playing cards.
He is survived by his son Jim Hamerlinck of Minneota, daughter Cindy (and Jay) Jeremiason of Minneota, grandchildren Shawn (fiancée Jackie) and Casey (fiancée Casey), daughter Shirley Gladis of Ghent, grandchildren Michael and Samantha, great-grandchildren Jackson and Sawyer, sister-in-law Jeanette Thanghe, other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Clara, son-in-law Lee, sister Annie (and Herman) Bottelberghe.