He died April 12, 2003 surrounded by his family.
Clinton was born July 9, 1924 in Foreston and grew up in Milaca, where he lived until entering the service during World War II. He was a retired employee of Minnegasco, life member of Twin Cities Musicians Union, life member of VFW Richfield Post 555, and member of Richfield/Bloomington Eagles 3208.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Corrigan.
Clinton is survived by his wife of 49 years, Doris; children, Gary Atkinson, Dave (Darlene) Atkinson and Sherri (Tom) Birkholm; grandchildren, Derek and Erin Atkinson, Christopher and Benjamin Birkholm; brothers, Wayne (Barbara) and Dale (Shirley); brother-in-law, Larry Corrigan; nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice.