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Herman Clemenson

July 26, 1921 - March 03, 2012


5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace N.D.

10-11:00 A.M. Friday, March 9, 2012 at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace N.D.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace N.D.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Friday, March 9, 2012 at Horace Lutheran Church, Horace N.D.


Brink Cemetery, Horace N.D.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Herman Clemenson

July 26, 1921 - March 03, 2012


Herman M. Clemenson, 90 of Horace, ND, died, Saturday, March 3, 2012 in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fargo.

Herman Martin Clemenson was born on July 26, 1921 to Oscar and Mary (Anderson) Clemenson near Horace, ND.  He worked for various farmers before entering the military service on October 8, 1942. He was a member of the K Company 126th Inf Rg 32nd Inf Div (Red Arrow Division). He was wounded in Leyte, Philippine Islands on December 16, 1944. He was discharged on October 28, 1945 and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and various other medals.  He returned to Horace, ND and worked at various construction jobs and then began working for American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead.  He remained in their employment for 30 years before retiring due to health.  He married Arlene Helling on March 15, 1947 in McIntosh, MN. They made their home and raised their family in Horace. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, hunting, and trapping mink. He was able to visit family in Norway in 1998. He was a life time member of the VFW, DAV and American Legion. He participated in the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Herman is survived by his children: Oscar “Sonny” Clemenson (Ilene), Fargo, ND, Mary Ann Huus (Gerald), West Fargo, ND, Jim Clemenson (Rosie), Vergas, MN, Collette Vetsch (Jim), Horace, ND, Rick Clemenson (Tracey Wahl), Horace, ND, Wanda Woollweever (Tom), Fargo, ND; 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren, brothers: Oliver (Lorna), Crookston, MN, Wilfred, Fargo, ND, Willis (Gilberta), Fargo, ND, Marvin (Dorothy), Moorhead, MN; sisters:  Betty Lein, Fargo, ND and Emily Olson (Pat Trottier), West Fargo, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Arlene, infant daughter, Mary Ann, and 4 brothers.


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  1. Debra Sternberg says:

    Gulfport MississippiI’m SGT LEROY JOHNSON’S great niece.Sorry about the loss of your father,I’m very happy that your father lived so long.We lost a lot of brave men because of the that war.So many died so young.We will remember all .Sincerely,Debra Sternberg

  2. Curt Iles says:

    Mr. Clemenson will forever be linked to one of my heroes, Sgt. Leroy Johnson. On Dec. 15, 1944 he was with Sgt. Johnson when he saved the lives of Clemenson and two others by falling on Japanese grenades. Johnson was given the Medal of Honor. That same day, Clemenson’s best friend also died in his arms. The next day Clemenson was severely wounded himself.

    Thank you Sir for serving our country.

  3. Tammy Clemenson-Culver says:

    Longmont COThinking of you all during this time of sadness. God Bless

  4. Lyle and LAverne Olson says:

    Clearwater FloridaSorry to hear of Hermans passing, our thoughts are with the Clemenson family.CQ

  5. Tom and Carol Wernicki says:

    Erie PAMay God Bless you and the memories of your Dad. Lifting you up in prayer.

  6. Doris says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family, one day soon we will reap the benefits of Jesus sacrificial death and resurrection. May your hearts find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God loves us and his son Jesus Christ – Romans 5:8 Psalms 83:18. Jesus promise, all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out –John 5:28, 29 and death will be no more – Revelation 21:3, 4.

  7. Rosanne Lively says:

    Fargo ND
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rosanne & Bobby
    Zac & Lisa

  8. Deb Olson says:

    West Fargo ND
    Thought and prayers go out to the entire family. Hopefully your wonderful memories will help you all through this difficult time. My deepest sympathy, Deb

  9. Larry Peterson says:

    Willmar MN
    Sorry to see the loss of Herman,

  10. louise vetsch says:

    horace I am sorry to hear the death of Herman. He was such a great person but that can still live on with the memories we have and hold of him. May it be of comfort to you to know that he is at home and at peace, our final distination.

  11. Erik and Julie (Rekken) Kuik says:

    Coon Rapids, MN
    To the family of Herman Clemenson –

    Our very deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I know the Clemenson family through my parents, Wayne and Linda Rekken, and have always thought of the family as such wonderful people.

    Having just lost my dad, Wayne Rekken, in February, I know how difficult of a time this is for your family. The pain is unbearable some days, but may you always cherish all of your wonderful memories.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Reardons says:

    Horace ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Clemenson family during this difficult time. We will sure miss seeing Herman in church and the kids will miss the treats he would give them.

  13. Pam Kramer says:

    Fargo ND
    I am at peace, my soul’s at rest,
    There is no need for tears.
    For with your love I was so blessed.

    ~Author Unknown

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