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Clifford Wichern

December 18, 1940 — October 26, 2020

Clifford Emil Wichern, age 79, of Babbitt, MN, passed away on October 26th, after an 8 1/2 year battle with cancer. 

Cliff was born on December 18th, 1940 in Ada, MN. After graduation, Cliff went into the Navy where he proudly served his country for 4 years. 

In 1962, Cliff met Jean (Aho), and they wed on August 24th, 1963.  Together they had three children, Terrie Lyn, Travis John and Tanaya LeMarie.  Cliff worked as a Union Commercial Roofer traveling from Babbitt to the Twin Cities weekly.  He eventually retired in 2007.

Cliff was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was very proud of his family and always tried his best to support them.  He was well known for his sense of humor and quick wit. He was a man among men.

Cliff was passionate about his grandchildren.  He enjoyed ice fishing, hunting, running sled dogs, wood working, and his chickens.  He was well known for his caramels, fudge, jerky, salsa and wine which he enjoyed sharing with others.  Anyone who knew Cliff knew that he was the most loving husband, father, and grandfather a family could ask for.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, sister Deloris, twin grandson's Trevor John and Travis Benjamin.

He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 57 years.  Sister, Marlys Jacobson, Coon Rapids, MN.  Daughter, Terrie (John) Goedderz, Babbitt, MN.  Son, Travis (Kerri) Wichern, Hastings, MN.  Daughter, Tanaya (Cory) Wills, Babbitt, MN.  Grandchildren Mathew, Jordan and Colten Goedderz.  Joselyn (Tyler) Rhein, Kailyn and Jacob Wichern.  Bradley and Brielle Wills.  Great-grandchildren Juniper Goedderz and Iris Goedderz. And many nieces and nephews. 


No services will be held per Cliff’s request.  Cliff would say…GO TRUMP!!

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