GIBBON - Clifford Black, 77, of Gibbon, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon with Pastor Michael Gorte officiating. Burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Gibbon.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Wednesday.
To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
Clifford is survived by his wife, Lila Black of Gibbon; sons and daughter-in-law, Bruce Black and daughter, Brittany, of Gibbon, Gary and Teresa Black and their children, Devin and Kendra of Estelline, South Dakota; mother-in-law, Orpha Kuester of Redwood Falls; sister-in-law, Adeline Black of Gibbon; and godchildren, Karen Goblrich of Wabasso, Kay Klement of Gibbon, Shirley Black of Shakopee, and Ross Carlson of St. Clair.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Glen Black; brother, Gilbert Black; father-in-law, Robert Kuester; brother and sister-in-law, Oren and LaVella Deterling; and nephew, Brian Deterling.
Clifford Robert Black was born February 13, 1935 in Moltke Township, Sibley County to Arthur and Ethel (Boeder) Black. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon and graduated from Gibbon High School with the class of 1953. On June 22, 1957, Clifford was united in marriage to Lila Kuester at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Wellington Township, Renville County. Together they farmed the home farm in Moltke Township. To this union was born three sons: Glen, Gary, and Bruce. Clifford held many offices in church, including usher, school board trustee, elder, and more. Clifford loved life and his family and there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for his children and grandchildren. He looked forward to fall to drive the hunting bus to Blacks' pheasant fields in South Dakota. To him, that was his vacation. He also loved to visit with his friends and classmates and organized many class reunions. Clifford's favorite part was calling all of them on the phone and chatting. He also loved attending church. He will be missed by many.