Clifford M. Claycomb

May 27, 1939 to March 15, 2019

Mason City- Clifford M. Claycomb, 79, of Mason City and formerly of Des Moines, died Friday (March 15, 2019) at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday (March 22, 2019) at First Covenant Church, 411 S. Ohio Ave., Mason City, with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cliff’s family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday evening (March 21, 2019) at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St NE, Mason City. 

The son of William and Gladys (Chamberlain) Claycomb, Clifford Melvin Claycomb was born on May 27, 1939 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Following high school Clifford enlisted in the United States Army where he served from 1957 until 1959.

Upon completion of his military service Clifford moved to Iowa to join his family. On August 12, 1967 Cliff was united in marriage to Susan McDonough in Des Moines, together they would be blessed with 51 years of marriage. 

In 1962 Cliff joined the Des Moines Police Department. He honorably served for 42 years on the police force, spending 30 of those years as a Detective, before his retirement in 2004.

In 2009 Cliff and Susan moved to Mason City where they could be closer to their grandchildren. In his free time he loved to follow and support his grandchildren’s activities. He was an avid reader and loved the outdoors. He and Susan loved to travel; some of their favorite trips being to Hawaii, where he was able to visit Pearl Harbor, and Alaska. 

Those grateful in sharing in his life are his wife, Susan, Mason City; children, Steven (Sheila) Claycomb, Livingston, Montana, and Cathy (Matt) Stroup, Clear Lake; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ben, Lane, and Jada Stroup; mother in law, Pauline Meredith, West Des Moines; sister, Margaret Bowman, Somerset, PA; sister in law, Esther Claycomb, Montrose, CO; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; in laws, Vern and Maxine McDonough; siblings, Cora Rayman, Betty Pile, William Claycomb, and David Claycomb; and brother in law, David McDonough.

Cliff's family would like to thank MercyOne North Iowa - Hospice and Good Shepherd Health Care Center for their excellent care. Memorial Contributions may be directed to MercyOne North Iowa - Hospice.

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