Clinton Eugene Teigen, age 86 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home in Austin. Clinton was born in Rugby, North Dakota, to Chester and Pearl (Johnson) Teigen on August 4, 1933. He graduated from Berwick High School in 1951. On May 15, 1952, Clinton enlisted into the United State Navy proudly serving his country until his honorable discharge on May 8, 1956. Following his discharge from the Navy, Clinton worked for Great Northern Railroad, during a layoff he worked at the Airforce base in Minot, North Dakota. He married Jeanette Fevold in Berwick, North Dakota on May 25, 1958. Their marriage was blessed with three children. In 1962, Clinton worked for the USDA at Hormel Foods in Austin, retiring after 32 years. In 1989, he went to work for Geneva Meats in Geneva, Minnesota for 22 years. During his retirement, Clinton enjoyed going fishing and camping. He belonged to the American Legion in Austin and loved spending time with his family. Clinton will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Teigen of Austin, MN; children, Cindy (Tom) McCreery of Venice, Florida, Chuck (Terezia) Teigen of Austin, MN, Jacque (Dave) Thompson of Austin, MN; 5 grandchildren, Lisa (Aaron) Leonard, Brandon (Missy) Kjome, Ray (Brianne) McCreery, Aaron (Hosanna) Kjome, Hannah (Chris Nelson) Thompson; 11 great grandchildren, Noah, Lauren, Olivia, Kiley, Noraa, Brady, Natty, Everly, Ryder, Paisleigh, Remy; sister-in-law Bonnie Teigen of Rugby, North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Pearl Teigen; and two brothers, Calvin Teigen and Curtis Teigen.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Military honors are by the American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hormel Institute or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.
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