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Dennis Clifford

February 4, 1940 — December 5, 2017

Hawarden, Iowa ~ Dennis Richard Clifford, 77, of Hawarden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Sanford Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Hawarden with Father Sunny Dominic officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Hill Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Two Oaks American Legion Post #254 of Hawarden. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to

Dennis Richard Clifford was born February 4, 1940 in Canton, South Dakota to Ellen (Brazzell) Clifford and George Clifford. Dennis was the 11th of 13 children. The family moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1954. Dennis graduated from Cathedral High School in 1958. He attended St. Mary Seminary for 2 years and furthered his education in California. Dennis served in the US Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He was employed at Stanford University Atomic Acceleration in California.

Dennis is survived by his son, Charles of Canby, Oregon; daughter, Clorice Grams of Salem, Oregon; brothers, Ron of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Jerry of Murrieta, California; and sisters, Joan Heissel of Le Mars, Iowa and Pat Clifford of Sioux Falls; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mike, George, Jackie, and Charles; and sisters, Mary Zimmerman, Marjorie Du Vall, Colleen Clifford, and Delores Ulrickson.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM ,Saturday, December 9, 2017
St. Mary's Catholic Church of Hawarden
1121 Avenue L Hawarden, Iowa 51023
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