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Clarence Fred Bierman was born on Monday, March 18, 1918 to Henry and Willimena “Minnie” (Sundermann) Bierman in Kaylor, South Dakota. He attended Kaylor grade school until the 8th grade at which time he began farming the family land with his father. Together they worked the family farm until Henry’s death in 1951. Following Henry’s passing, Clarence continued raising the livestock in which he held such great pride and caring for the fields. For a few years, he also farmed alongside his nephew Clarence Vogt and grandnephew Lyle Vogt. He was a generous caring uncle and took great pride in hosting the family holidays at the farm, always making sure the kids would enjoy their time there and that Santa was able to find them.
In 2004, Clarence retired and moved into Scotland. He was a familiar figure on the streets in Scotland as his golf cart carried him to senior lunch, coffee time, groceries, and many other functions. He was very involved with his church, St. Paul Lutheran in Scotland, and throughout the years served as elder, usher, and many other positions.
Clarence died on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland having attained the age of 96 years, 4 months, and 28 days.
He is survived by ten nieces and nephew and many grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Minnie Bierman; six siblings: Clara Vogt, Frances Buckley, Gladys Buckley/Burke, Alta Burke, Elsie Hebbert, and infant Annie; one niece; three nephews; and five grandnephews.