Clifton Corey, 93, of Bryant, SD died on Thursday September 22, 2016 at Parkview Care Center in Bryant. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant. Visitation will be the church on Tuesday, September 27 from 5-7pm. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery at Bryant. Osthus Funeral Chapel of Bryant is in charge of arrangements.
Clifton was born on June24, 1923 to John and Elizabeth Corey at his farm home where he lived for 93 years. He attended grade school at Garfield #4, a short distance from the farm. He graduated from Bryant High School in 1940. On December 14, 1947 he was married to Elaine Larson at New Hope Lutheran Church near Hayti. He farmed with his dad until 1952. He continued to farm with Elaine until his retirement in 2015. While farming together, they milked 28 cows for 25 years. After that, one cow was milked by hand for 16 years supplying their own milk and several neighbors. After selling the cows, they purchased black and white beef cattle and continued to farm his 400 acres planting wheat, oats and barley. He then rented out his farm land and continued to put up his hay land until 2015.
Clifton served on the Hamlin County Weed board and the FFA board for several years and was an active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant. Clifton lived to work and dance.
He is survived by his wife Elaine of Bryant; one son John (Judy) Corey of Burnsville, MN; two sisters, Fern Junso of Sun City, AZ and Alice Peterson of Sioux City, IA; one nephew Gary (Deanna) Junso; and a special friend Eugene Martin of Erwin.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brother-in-law.