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Richard John “Dick” Clary, 83

Richard John Clary was born August 24, 1917 at Staples, Minnesota the son of Ernest and Marie Clary. He grew up in this area and graduated from Staples High School in 1935. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and graduated in 1939 with a degree in Agricultural Business Administration. He accepted a job with the US Department of Agriculture based out of Chicago. In 1947 he moved to Baudette and operated the V.A. Agricultural Education program in Lake of the Woods county. Two years later he went to work for Rowell Laboratories as a Customer Service Representative and worked there until his retirement in 1984. September 22, 1984 he was married to Ruby Varco at Baudette and they moved to Lady Lake, Florida where Dick served as a consultant for Deoder Company. He retired completely in 1987 and in 1989 he and Ruby returned to their home on the Bay at Baudette. Last year they moved into the Summerfield Apartment in Baudette and in April of 2001 Dick moved to Lakewood Care Center. He died there on Saturday Afternoon July 14, 2001. He was 83 years, 10 months, and 20 days of age at the time. He was a member of the Moose Lodge; the Masonic Lodge, and Oak Harbor Golf Course and First Congregational Church - U.C.C. all of Baudette.
In addition to wife Ruby, Dick is survived by a daughter (Lynn and husband Donald Anderson of Fridley, Minnesota; three step children La Raine “Tootie” and her husband Dorvin “Deke” Baker of Coon Rapids, MN; Charles “Chuck” Tishcart and his wife Kathy of Baudette and Nanci and her husband Gerald Paulseth of Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son John Clary in 1983; a step son Gary Tishcart in 1976; his sister Cleo Clary in 1994; and his parents. He will be buried at Elm Park Cemetery at Baudette. First Lutheran Church, Baudette, MN Friday, July 20, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Rosanna Walker of First Congregational Church of Baudette officiating. Music by Roger and Clarence Sindelier. No visitation to be held. Honorary Pallbearers: “All of Dick’s many friends”.