Blue Earth Clemens Harris Legried, age 86, of Blue Earth, formerly of Frost, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at United Lutheran Church in Frost. The Rev. Arna Halbakken and Rev. Karl Rydholm officiated. Burial followed in United Lutheran Cemetery in Frost. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth assisted the family with the arrangements.
Clemens Harris Legried was born to Oscar and Agnes (Herrem) Legreid on Jan. 8, 1926, in Winnebago County, Rake, Iowa. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake, and confirmed at Bricelyn Lutheran Church. Clemens served in the U.S. Army. After his discharge he did construction work. He was married to Marian Helseth on June 23, 1956, and lived in Albert Lea for a while then moved back to the Frost area. Clemens worked for the Faribault County Highway Department for 21 1/2 years, retiring in 1987. Clemens was active at United Lutheran Church for many years.
Clemens is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Warren) Long, of Blue Earth; sister, Levine Bennett, of Harrison, Mich.; brother, Omer (Vivian) Legreid, of Jefferson City, Mo.; half-brother, Ken Legried, of Parker, Colo.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian, in 1998; two sons, Roger and Mark Legried; sister, Bonna Woodwick; and a brother, Darrell Legried.