Clement L. Oberg, retired tool and die manager at Control Data Corp., died Tuesday, January 22nd, following a recent illness and several years battling Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. Born in Minneapolis to Swedish immigrants, he graduated from Roosevelt High School. Clement earned his tool and die degree at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis following his service in the Army during World War II. During the war, he participated in the campaigns in Europe, while serving as an engineer in the infantry. Clement married Irma Swanson in 1947 and they moved to Bloomington MN in the mid 1950's. They raised two children and were active in their Swedish heritage, becoming lifetime members of the American Swedish Institute as well as doing volunteer work there. Clement most enjoyed being with his family, spending time with his grandchildren who adored him, photographing trips abroad to Sweden and Europe, and beautifully caring for his expansive yard and garden on the Minnesota river bluff. He was a life-long devoted fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings teams. He was preceded in death by his wife Irma, brothers Clarence and Glenn and sister Florence. He is survived by his loving son, Greg and daughter, Cathryne, six grandsons, and a brother, Roland. A memorial service is planned for February 8 at North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Hwy. 96 in Arden Hills; friends may gather at 10:00 AM; service at 11:00 AM (for directions, call the church, at 651-631-2299). Memorials preferred to The American Swedish Institute.

Published on January 27, 2002

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