Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, for Mr. Clarence Walter Magnuson, 98, of Canfield, who died Jan. 17 at Beeghly Oaks in Boardman.
Clarence was born April 6, 1913, in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late Anton and Alfreda Kallquist Magnuson. He graduated in 1932 from South High School in Youngstown and had been a supervisor of maintenance for U.S. Steel, McDonald Plant, #7717 mill, for 41 years before retiring in 1975.
Clarence was a member of Canfield United Presbyterian Church, where he was a trustee and chairman of trustees. He also was a member of the Canfield Historical Society, the Kiwanis Club of Canfield, where he was involved with the Little League, and a former member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and St. John's Episcopal Church. Clarence was also a member of Wick Lodge #481 F&A.M., where he was a 32nd degree Mason at the Al Koran. Clarence was a member of the Western Reserve Woodcarver's Association and had played Santa Claus at the "Fountain" in Canfield for a number of years.
CLARENCE WALTER MAGNUSON
He leaves his wife, the former Louisa Anderson, whom he married Sept. 15, 1936; two daughters, Rita (Frank) Magnuson-Royerre of New Orleans, La., and Nancy (William) Morrison of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son-in-law, Dr. William Kerpsack of Canfield; two grandchildren, Dr. Brigette KerpsackOlsen and William R. Kerpsack; and three great-grandchildren, Kate Olsen, Jane Olsen and Lars Olsen. Besides his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Mae Kerpsack; three brothers, George Magnuson, Carl Magnuson and Wilford Magnuson, and two sisters, Esther McMaster and Gladys Anderson.