Clinton was born on Feb. 20, 1927 in Sioux Falls to Sherman and Anna Beck. He grew up in Sioux Fall and attended public schools.
Clinton enlisted in the US Navy on January 7, 1945 and re-enlisted in 1947. He was discharged from active duty on September 23, 1949. He returned to Sioux Falls and was employed at the John Morrell Company for 40 years. He was married to Edna Beckman.
He is survived by his children, Mike (Arlynn) of Sioux Falls, Michelle Aanenson of Coon Rapids, MN and Tim (Monica) of Aberdeen; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Clinton was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings, Clifford and Katherine.
Private inurnment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls.