CLARK — Clifford Schieckoff, 86, of Clark, formerly of Huron and Onida, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Avantara Care Center in Clark.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to services. Reverend Kevin Koester will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Onida Cemetery in Onida.
Clifford Siegfried Schieckoff was born in Onida on March 13, 1935, to parents Marie (Schneider) and Siegfried Schieckoff. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Buffalo Country School east of Onida through the 8th grade. Clifford then stayed home to help on the farm, a job he loved.
On September 8, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Marlys Berg at the Onida Lutheran Church of Onida. They lived in Aberdeen for a short while before moving back to the family farm east of Onida. While in Onida, they were members of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
In 1962, Clifford joined the US Army where he honorably served for two years. Following his service, he returned to the farm until retiring from farming in 1977. In 1977, the family moved to Huron where they became members of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Clifford began working for Terex Telelect on June 6, 1977 and worked there until retiring on September 15, 1998.
In his free time, Clifford loved hunting, working on small engines., riding motorcycle and camping with the Huron Rovers Camping Club. After his retirement, he could be seen riding his new red moped which he put on over 2000 miles.
Grateful for sharing his life are his children, Clinton Schieckoff of Henry and Vonda Hill of Huron; four grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Preceding Clifford in death were his parents, Marie and Siegfried; his wife, Marilyn; his sisters, Dorothy, Helen and Eva; and his infant brother, Herbie.
Furness Funeral Home of Clark is handling the arrangements and have an online registry at www.furnessfuneralhome.com.