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Donald "Bud" Clairmont

Donald E. (Bud) Clairmont, 89, Walhalla, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital surrounded by his children.

Donald was born April 17, 1928, to Emil and Mae (Bisenius) Clairmont at his parents farm in rural Walhalla. He grew up in the Poplar Grove area west of Walhalla where he attended the Loam Twp. and Carrier grade schools. As a young man, he began farming with his parents well before graduating from Park River Agricultural School in 1947.

He married Beverly Ireland on October 8, 1951, at Olga, ND. They made their home in the Poplar Grove area where they farmed and raised their four children. While farming he also worked for Cavalier County loading gravel and hauling chips for road repair in the summers and piloting the county snow plow in the winters. After retiring in 1990, they moved their home into Walhalla where Bud became active with the Walhalla Park Board and city tree committee.

He is survived by his children, Spencer (Bev) Clairmont of Walhalla; Jill (Mark) Nelson of Fessenden; Jodi (Mike) Bresnahan of Minneapolis; and Margo (Paul) Ames of Fargo, twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Gloria Gendreau, of Walhalla, and his brother, Bill (Pat) Clairmont, of Bismarck.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, in 1997, his parents, his siblings Delores Generous, infant Gloria Ann, LaRae Hornung, Jack, Leo, and Ray Clairmont, two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Sunday, January 14, at the St Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND followed by a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 15, at 10:30 at the church. Burial will be held at the St. Boniface Catholic cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements with Nelson-Askew Funeral Home of Walhalla. Online guestbook at www.askewfuneralhome.com

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so sorry to here about bud, he was a great friend, i talked to bud alot at his mail box along the hwy, well say some prayers for bud and the whole family !! tom eagan.

tom eagan Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I know he was very special to y'all. I am sure he will be missed for all the advice and yard work. Love you! !#

Tim and Debbie Wasson Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Clairmont Family, So sorry for your loss, thinking of you during this difficult time. Renee Dubourt Barry

Renee Barry Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM

Jodi and family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Jodi, I have thought of you from time to time and hope all is well with you and your family. Many blessings for the New Year. Molly

Molly Mohn (formally-Kerr) Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

Our Deepest condolences and sympathy to all of Bud's family. He will be greatly missed. God Bless his memory.

Bill & Hope Nelson Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathies to my dear cousins Spencer, Jill, Jodi, Margo and families! It's so hard to lose any parent, let alone both. My parents have been gone for quite a while, and I miss them dearly. It's been so hard to not be able to pick up the phone and give them a call anytime I want to talk to them, to love on them, to tell them what's going on in my life, or share my problems. I love you! You are all in my prayers! God bless you. I'm sorry he's gone, but I'm happy he's with Beverly! Love you all, Debbie PS. I will miss sending Uncle Bud birthday cards on his birthday. And I always remember when we were little and he always called me honey. I especially remember the time I was maybe five years old or less, and we were out on the farm at your place and it was July 4 and we just got done eating a big barbecue meal and we had cake. Everybody was going outside to light firecrackers, and I asked mom and dad if I could go to and they said OK. Well somebody gave me a firecracker and lit it so I could throw one, and I still have frosting on my hands and the firecracker did not let go. I just remember crying and crying, and your parents soothed me and I think gave me a cold rag with an ice cube to make it all better! But I just remember we had so much fun that day, us cousins being together, and I'll always remember the tire swing! How Maureen and I loved the tire swing! And I remember Maureen and I helping Spencer when your Dad was spraying the fields and we would have to stand in different positions in the field. Love ya all!

Deborah Haake Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss. I got to know Bud quite well when I worked I worked in the clinic we always had a good laugh together. It is always hard to lose a parent. God bless you all.

Jim and Jan Chaput Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

So Sorry for your loss. My prayers to all Bud's family.

Roger Carriere Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

Buddy will be dearly missed by all who knew him..

Miles Hoff Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss.

Allen Vandal Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

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