June 1, 1959-Feb. 18, 2012
GHENT - Mass of Christian Burial for Clifford Esping, 52, of Ghent will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date.
He died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at his residence in Ghent after a long illness with emphysema.
Clifford Paul Esping was born June 1, 1959, in Clarkfield, to Donald and Bonnie (Gramley) Esping. He grew up and attended school in Ghent. Cliff worked for many years for Able Roofing. He worked for other roofing companies as well and later worked as a tuck pointer for A.J. Spanjers until a work injury ended his career. Cliff enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Minnesota Twins and football. He was very talented and greatly enjoyed carpentry work.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann, of Ghent; sons, Adam Rogge of Sioux Falls, S.D., Cody Esping (and fiance Becky Grengs) of Minneota, Nick Esping of Ghent; daughter, Haley Esping of Ghent; granddaughter, December Rogge of Sioux Falls; his mother, Bonnie (Avit) Schmidt of Pierz; siblings, Kaye (and Andrew) Breen of St. Cloud, Kevin Esping of Jordan; stepmother, Velma Esping of Safford, Ariz.; stepsiblings, Kelly (and Jeff) Brill, Frank (and Terri) Schmidt, Mickey (and Steve) Koering, Tony (and Jamie) Schmidt, Karen (and Butch) Larson, Crystal Kralewski, Allen Kralewski, Fredric Wise, Orville Kralewski, Mark (and Betty) Kralewski, Sara Gohde; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, and his beloved dog, Callie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald; an infant sister; stepsister, Lorie Kaneen; and step brother, Cliffton Kralewski.
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