Clifford Bill Weigum passed away on May 2, 2018, at the Knife River Care Center, Beulah, ND. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Beulah Congregational Church with Pastor Frank Sapp officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Beulah.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM CDT on Sunday at Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah.
Clifford Bill Weigum was born September 2, 1933 to Adolph and Pauline (Singer) Weigum in Zap, ND. Cliff attended school north of Zap and high school in Golden Valley, ND. Cliff joined the Marines in 1954 and went to San Diego, CA. After his discharge in 1956, he moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he lived with his mother and sisters, Eleanor and Leona, and niece Sylvia Sommer. He worked and attended the University of California where he earned a mechanical engineering degree and then went to work for the Honeywell Corporation.
Cliff moved back to North Dakota in 1969. He lived with his mother on the family farm north of Zap. He married Donna Klein on June 29, 1974, at the Congregational Church in Beulah, ND. They had two sons, Joseph and John.
Cliff’s pride and joy were his cattle. There was a special bond between him and his animals. Cliff enjoyed farming his land and playing with his cats and dogs, especially Cody. Cliff spent many years owning and operating the Happy Minnows Bait Shop and Campground, where he enjoyed visiting with anyone who came to buy gas and bait. Cliff loved country music, singing and yodeling. He spent hours playing his guitar.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Joseph and special friend, Katie Fiechtner of Bismarck, ND; and grandchildren, Kayla Weigum, Abby and Luke Lamier all of Beulah, ND; and many nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Cliff.
Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; son, John; nine sisters, Alma Sommer, Eleanora Weigum, Hertha Reinhardt, Gertha Pfennig, Leona Jurgens, Gladys Schauer, Carol Shaw, Sally Speidel, and Shirley Burner; and two brothers, Raymond and Leonard.
Cliff will be missed as a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.