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Clifford Melvin Taralson was born on December 29, 1927 in Ada, Minnesota to Matthew and Caroline Taralson and passed away December 7 in the afternoon. He moved to Fargo and was married to Ann, and they were married for more than 65 years. He had three brothers Alvin, Lester, Milo and one sister Edna whom he survived. Clifford is survived by Ann, his wife, his sons Curtiss, Bruce, Keith, Terry, Wayne, Paul and daughter Christie. He has 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Cliff worked at the city of Fargo water plant from 1952 to 1989 and retired as supervisor with more than 37 years of dedicated civil service. He was an outdoorsman and sportsman who loved hunting and fishing. Cliff had other hobbies and passions he enjoyed such as dancing, golfing, playing horseshoes, and playing pool and he excelled at those sports. He won many horseshoe and pool events and had five hole in ones while golfing. Cliff did wood working and created many beautiful Birdseye maple canes. Clifford was a great Father, son, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa and a friend who had a great sense of humor. He loved his family and enjoyed family events and gatherings. He would never miss a birthday and holiday event. Cliff was actively involved in his community wherever he lived. He and Ann were members of Olivet Lutheran Church for more than 60 years. From the Moose lodge, Cass County Safety Council, the Boy Scouts to constructing homes for needy individuals near his home in Texas. Cliff will be missed by all that he knew.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Cliff will always have a special place in our hearts. Rest In Peace Cliff. Doug and Eileen Ketcham

  2. very sorry to all you guys for your loss. It’s a shame my father and Cliff gone in the very same year… The world lost a couple good men… again very sorry my condolences

    Tyler Beyers

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss, he was a great man and always was fun to be around.
    His laugh was also one of a kind!
    Rest in peace Cliff

  4. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are so blessed to have many years together and raised such a wonderful family. Love to all of you, Jo Cartier

  5. So sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to your family. Cliff was a good guy I enjoyed scouts with him as a leader and just a wonderful man to be around, he will be missed by many. Glenn Braunberger

  6. So very sorry ! I always loved visiting at Cliff and Ann’s! They raised a wonderful family! I loved his laugh and commitment to family and friends!

  7. We are so sorry for your loss of Cliff. We have so many fond memories of all our times together, that we will cherish. Please accept our apologies for not being able to attend the service, because of health issues. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  8. Sorry to hear of Cliffs passing Its been many years since our families got together so Cliff and Ann would play cards with my parents, Cliff and Marlys. Once a month on Fridays. How they did that with all of us kids running around was amazing.

  9. Ann and family, I am so happy that I was able to know Cliff these last couple years. He always brought a smile and or a laugh to my day, many of my days. He will always hold a special place in my heart, hugs to all of you. Love, Vicky Foss

  10. Ann, our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.
    We are In Az.. just heard of his passing today.
    So sorry
    A big hug for you.

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