Clinton Castle, 90

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Thief River Falls – Clinton “Kinky” Castle, 90, Holt, died peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Essentia First Care Hospital in Fosston.
    Funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, with Rev. Cathy Rhodes officiating.  Burial will follow at the Holt Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at Nazareth Lutheran Church.
    Clinton Lawrence Castle was born on March 5, 1926 in Holt, the son of Charles and Annie (Haglund) Castle.  He was baptized into the Lutheran faith and attended school in Holt.    
    Clinton served with the United States Army from April 21, 1945 until November 11, 1945 and from December 11, 1945 until December 4 1946.  He was awarded the Occupation Medal – Germany; and the Victory Medal.
    He was united in marriage to Irma Petzinger and to this union two sons were adopted, Robert and William. The family made their home in Holt.
    Clinton owned Castle Decorating for over 50 years; he was a professional painter.  In his earlier years, Clinton worked in Newfolden delivering propane. Clinton enjoyed antique collecting, deer and bird feeding, figure skating at the Ralph Engelstad Arena; and in his earlier years enjoyed fishing, hunting and roller skating.    
    He was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, and the American Legion Post and VFW Post in Thief River Falls.
    Survivors include his son, Robert (Julie) Castle of Kingwood, TX; granddaughter, Meghan Castle of Houston, TX; special partner in crime for the past 26 years, Laurel Nabben of Erskine; and many other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Castle; grandparents, John and Anna Haglund; brother, Carlton (Marilyn) Castle; aunt and uncles, Albert Haglund, Lawrence Haglund and Christine Haglund.
    Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.
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