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Clifford Stoen

d. March 19, 2018

Clifford R. Stoen, Jr., age 82, of Austin, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin. Cliff was born April 10, 1935 in Clear Lake, Iowa to Clifford B. and Edna (Bowman) Stoen. He attended school in Clemmons, Iowa. His family called him Junior. They moved to Brownsdale, Minnesota in the late 1940’s. Cliff served in the United States Army during the Korean War and served over 3 ½ years. He was in the 84th Engineers Division as an operator of heavy equipment. Cliff is a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the VFW. In July 1955, Cliff was united in marriage to Margaret “Elaine” Norton and together they raised six children. Cliff was a truck driver and a dairy farmer. They sold their farm in Osakis, Minnesota in 1983 and moved back to Austin. He worked for Warren Harrington as a semi driver until he had a mini stroke and retired. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; children, William (Michele), Gloria McKinstry (Robert), Patricia Hanscom (Mike), Phyllis Asmus (Gorden), Robert (fiancée Brianna), Sheila Blake (Robert); 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph; sister, Eileen; grandson, Robert C. Stoen, Jr.; sisters-in-law; and brothers-in-law. A Celebration of Life for Cliff will be held from 2-3:30 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Mayer Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and VFW Post #1216. Condolences may be left online at

Service Information


Grandview Cemetery
US 218
Austin MN 55912


Friday, March 23 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912

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