CLAYTON L. McCOLLEY
Clayton L. McColley, age 85 of Medford
died on Friday, November 9, 2007 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
Funeral Services will be held at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, Blooming Grove Township, Waseca County, on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Cindy Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in the Blooming Grove Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Monday, November 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Clayton LeRoy was born April 3, 1922 in Cass City to Elgin and Georgia (Taylor) McColley. He served in the US Army during World War II. On October 4, 1956, he married Marlene Zerck in Blooming Grove, and she preceded him in death on March 11, 2001. Clayton farmed in Deerfield Township, Steele County and was employed for 31 years at Faribault Woolen Mills.
He is survived by his three children, Harlan (and Rosanne) McColley of Rochester, Keith (and Shelley) McColley of Austin, TX and Darlene (and Ray) Blake of Milaca; seven grandchildren, Chad, Chris, Chelsea, Andy and Cody McColley, Jakob and Levi Blake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene; one daughter, Patricia in infancy; one brother, Glenn McColley and one sister, Irene Sharp.
I will always have fond memories of the many softball games your mom pitched for us...your dad was always a strong presence for the neighborhood kids. You and your families are often in my thoughts, and especially now, during your time of loss, in my prayers...even though your family was somewhat younger than the kids in my family, we grew up well together. I will always consider you friends(the old neighborhood kids!...Darlene, you didn't come along till later!!) Please keep in touch, if you would like to, I'd be happy to hear from you... Jeanne