Clarence Stern, 76, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Longmont, Colorado, on May 21, 2019. He was born March 26, 1943, in Malin, Oregon, to Leo and Annie (Leidholt) Stern.
Clarence attended schools in Bowdle, SD, and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD. He taught school and coached for several years at Platte, SD, Albin, IA, Fort Morgan, CO and Rapid City, SD. After retiring from teaching, he operated his own business in Longmont, CO.
Clarence was a man of faith. He was baptized at St. John's Luthern Church in Bowdle, SD. He very much enjoyed sports, especially the Nebraska Huskers football team, the Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Rockies. He had a great sense of humor and had an infectious laugh.
Survivors include his wife Jackie; two sons, Derek (Jennifer) Stern and Shawn (Laura) Stern; two step-children, Melissa and Tyler; three sisters, Ronita (Harry) Rieger, Lucille Riley, and Florence (Ronnie) Parks; for grandchildren and two step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two infant brothers and his parents.
A memorial service was held Sunday, June 16, at the Rusty Melon in Erie, Colorado.