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Doug Clifton

Douglas A. Clifton, age 64, of Sheyenne, ND, died Friday, January 15, 2016, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

He was born February 13, 1951, at Devils Lake, ND, the son of J. Arnold and Phyllis (Stenberg) Clifton. He graduated from Oberon High School in 1969.

Doug proudly served his country from February 1971 to January 1973 in the United States Army, where he was stationed at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, and then in Germany until his Honorable Discharge. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medaland earned the Expert M16 Award.

On December 11, 1973, he was united in marriage to Patricia Hoffman at First Lutheran Church in Sheyenne. They made their home in Sheyenne where they raised their children.

Doug enjoyed playing basketball and also worked for various farmers in the Oberon area during his school years. He enjoyed playing softball, team roping, hunting, fishing, darts, pool and trap shooting. He worked for a number of years at L-B Ranch in Sheyenne, and then was employed by Equity Co-op Elevator in Sheyenne, where he was a dedicated employee for 33 years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, the American Legion, and the Sheyenne Wildlife Club.

He is survived his wife Patti, son Jared, Sheyenne, and daughter Jena (Rance) Brown, Sun Prairie, WI; four brothers, Larry Clifton, Lisbon, Robert (Peg) Clifton, Carrington, Joe (Kelli) Clifton, Minnewaukan, and David (Darlene) Clifton, Grand Forks; four sisters, Donna (Ronnie) Smith, Maddock, Carolyn Harwood, Maddock, Debra (Roy) Fairchild, Grand Forks, and Cindy (Ken) Simon, Fargo; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law David (Connie) Hoffman, Fargo; and sister-in-law Bev Clifton, New Rockford.

He was preceded in death by his son Brett, his parents, his mother-in-law Beatrice Hanson, one brother Gerald, and sister-in-law Faye Hoffman.




Sunday (Jan. 17th) at 7PM in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford


First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND


Monday, January 18, 2016 at 11:00AM

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Ron Hellesvig

Date: 2/5/16

Message: Found out about Doug's passing late.  Karen and I offer our prayers for Doug, and condolences to Patti and Doug's family.  Many great memories of Doug and all when we were kids visiting Arnold and Phyllis. 



Name: Nina (Tootsie) (Hellsvig) Krell

Date: 2/3/16

Message: We lived in Devils Lake and Uncle Arnold and Phyllis, would come and visit  with  all the older 2 daughters and a number of boys.  We had a lot of fun with all of the Clifton clan, they were fun to be with and they visited often.  They always had a picnic going when we would bring Grandma & Grandpa Clifton to the farm.

Take care, ALL of the cousins and the families.



Name: Donna Berglund

Date: Jan. 21, 2016

Message: Patti and family, so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I have so many great memories of our time spent together and wanted you to know I am thinking of you during this very sad time. Praying you find comfort in your family and many friends.



Name: Jon Daniels

Date: 1/18/2016

Message: My sympathies to the Clifton family.  I was a classmate of Doug's during his High School years. Graduated together in 69.

Journey well my friend.  Go Bulldogs.


Name: Bob & Nora Ann Simonson

Date: 1-17-2016

Message: Our deepest sympathy for Patti and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.



Name: Barb Huber

Date: 01/17/2016

Message: My deepest condolences on your loss. Patti and family take care, and my prayers are with your



Name: Carla Lysne Schlabs

Date: 01/16/16

Message: My  sympathy to Patti & children and all the Clifton families. 

Let your memories help you through this sad time.

Blessings to all of you.



Name: Sandy Swenson

Date: 1-14-16

Message: Our deepest sympathy to Patti, Jena, Jared, and all of the Clifton families.  So many memories of a life long friend.