Clifford Arlan Tomlinson

October 4, 1936 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Clifford Tomlinson Obituary

Clifford A. Tomlinson, age 87, of Moville, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at the Grand Island Regional Medical Center of Grand Island, NE. A funeral service will be held on Saturday January 6, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Arlington Cemetery. 

Clifford Arlan Tomlinson was born October 4, 1936 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Clifford and Elva (Wilson) Tomlinson.  He was a graduate of Bronson High School. His senior year of high school he joined the Army National Guard.

After high school Clifford worked as a salesman for Sears. He was united in marriage to Olive Joan Klingensmith on July 2, 1955 at her parents home in Bronson. They were blessed with four children.  They made their home in the Bronson area and later moved to Sioux City then to Browns Lake in Salix before his business brought the family to Moville. 

Cliff had numerous jobs before leading him to his television repair business, Tomlinsons TV Sales and Service in Moville. 

He was a volunteer for the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Posse, and was proud to flash his badge while on or off duty.  He also volunteered as an EMT for the Moville Fire and Rescue. He was also the town cop for Kingsley for a short time. Cliff was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting for ducks, deer and pheasant.  Arlan, as his family knew him, enjoyed going with family on a fishing trip to Canada. He and Joan enjoyed exploring the United States in an RV and took a backpacking trip to Wyoming.  When time allowed he loved to go camping and hiking with his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Joan, at Bickford Senior Living of Grand Island, NE; children, Brenda (Murrell) Waldron, Kathryn (Jim) Champion and Laura (Curt) Copple; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by a sister, Lana (John) Boyle; sisters-in-law, Pat Tomlinson (Max) and Peggy Tomlinson (Marrill).

Arlan was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Elva; son, Steven Tomlinson; brothers, Dickie, Harold, Max and Marrill.

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