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Clinton A. Hoiseth March 8, 1924 - Jan. 19, 2009

PAYNESVILLE -- Clinton Arthur Hoiseth, 84, of Paynesville, died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial will be at Paynesville Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Paynesville American Legion.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and for one hour before the service at the church. 

He was born March 8, 1924, in Paynesville to Arthur and Millie (Ryff) Hoiseth. He attended Paynesville schools and graduated in 1942. After high school, he continued his education at Hamline University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He attended officer candidate school and earned his wings as a navigator. He served during World War II.  After the war, he returned to Minnesota, and attended Macalester College. He then returned to Paynesville where he joined his father at the family Ford dealership.

The next year he married Janet Linderholm in Belgrade and they made their home in Paynesville.  He lived there from 1956 until his sudden illness this past month.

He and his brother, Keith, worked in the family business with their father and had 50-plus years with Ford Motor Company. They received numerous awards for outstanding customer service and sales.

After his retirement in 1991, he volunteered his accounting skills at fundraisers for the Paynesville Area Hospital, as well as serving as treasurer for the senior center. He also was active in the original Paynesville Methodist Church, serving as head usher for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife; children: Susan (and Jack) Love of New York, Jenifer (and Tom) Crump of Woodbury and Scott (and Nancy) Hoiseth of Mound; six grandchildren; and his brother: Keith Hoiseth.