Guestbook for Clarence Kingsley

Loa Nelson
My sincere sympathy to the family on the loss of a very fine gentlemen. I knew Clarence from the auctions over many years and he was such a good person. One of the memories I will have took place several summers ago. Friends of ours (and neighbors of Clarence) invited us to a Christmas gift exchange in July. We were told to bring a brown paper bag and a dollar bill. We drew names and off we went to the barn to shop with our dollar as the limit. We had the best time, and Clarence was amused by everyone calling out "hey, come here and see what I've got". The fun continued at the party and we were quite pleased with our treasures. We will all miss him and his gentle spirit.

Jim and Judy Winkler
Our condolences to the Kingsley family in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron Kaatz & Kathy Rolfe
We didn’t know Clarence well, but thoughts of him bring a little smile. Like his own. He was a gentle, sweet man. We met him at the turn of the century, when he sold us the property north of ours, what we now call the “North 40.” As a seller, he was conscientious and concerned that we know all there was to know about this property. It was basically uncivilized land, which is what we wanted — but he quietly pointed out the live electric power pole and insisted on climbing down into the well where he had a working pump. All that had not been used for years, but he had kept it up, just in case. We then learned that he did that a lot. He was a collector of old things. We became regular visitors to his tremendous garage/barn sales, where he offered stuff he found all over the place — pretty much anything that hadn’t been used for years but still might be useful. On summer weekends over the years, when we had kids and grandkids visiting from Minneapolis, someone would see that little wooden “SALE” sign out on the street, and we’d hear “Let’s go to Clarence’s!” At the sales, a smiling Clarence would sit quietly on his tall stool at the entrance to the main barn, with old music playing in the background, while we looked for treasures. Always found something, too. Our house is still populated with some of his stuff — quirky old lamps and dishes and tools and chains and books and records and puzzles and games. They were all used, but they still worked for us. As did Clarence. We liked him. For a while we got him to have lunch with us once a month or so, and one year he even joined us for Thanksgiving dinner. He didn’t talk much. But he left with a stack or so of old records we didn’t want to play anymore. He thought someone might. We haven’t seen Clarence (or his little sign) for quite a while now. We’re sad to learn that he’s gone. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Kay, Don, and Linda - The Oliver Family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kingsley family. We know Clarence will be sadly missed.

Bobbie Anderson
My condolences! We have many memories making the trek down to his place when we visited the cabin. Wishing all his family and friends peace during this time.

Kathi Sharp
Ray, Roger, Becky and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Clarence was a very special person. So kind and gentle. He will be missed, however not suffering anymore. Take care and know your entire family loves you.

Thomas and Jennifer Gillen
Roger and family we are deeply sorry for your loss. Know that you all are in your prayers and thoughts The Gillen

James Hennings
Im so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristen szathmary
My condolences, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family. He will be greatly missed by all, my love and prayers be with the family and sent to your amazing father. My heart is filled with sadness. Kristen and David Szathmary ~ James

Jen Moen
Sorry to hear about Clarence; he was always so fun to visit with! My sympathies to his family.

Julie Thomson
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this wonderful man. It was a blessing to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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