Thursday, May 5, 2016


Roy Byron Clarkson,90, a town of Hammel resident, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2016 at Aspirus Medford Hospital in Medford.
Roy was born July 6, 1925 in Medford the late Clarence “Dick” and Minnie Clarkson. He attended the Sawyer Dam School, in the town of Grover.
On September 1, 1945 he married Elsie Nadler at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. They spent 70 years of marriage together. Elsie survives.
Roy is also survived by his daughter Darlene (Kent) Staab of Medford, Step Grandchildren; Marshall Staab, Travis (Jennifer) Staab, Nicole (Matt) Cassis, Step Great Grandchildren Jacob and Paul Cassis, Brother Don (Evelyn) Clarkson of Medford, Sister in Law Ardis Clarkson of Stetsonville, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Sister in Law Dorothy Clarkson, Brothers Ervin and Lester.
Roy took up welding in Merrill, then worked for the Medford Highway Department for seven years. He then started to work for Hurds Millwork for 35 years, retiring from there in 1990. He enjoyed making firewood, fishing, hunting, woodworking, and gardening. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Medford.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Brian Mundt will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. A private committal service will take place at Medford Evergreen cemetery at a later date.
Memorial Donations in honor of Ray may be given to his family, for designation at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements; online condolences may be left at