Clayton Warke, Albert Lea

Published 9:55 am Monday, November 21, 2011

Funeral services for Clayton O. Warke will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cross of Glory Church in Hartland. The Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Hartland Cemetery. To sign the guestbook go to

Clayton died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.


Clayton O. Warke was born April 22, 1913, to Einar and Christy (Tukua) Warke in Hartland. Clayton grew up in rural Hartland where he attended country school. On June 1, 1934, he was united in marriage to Eileen Hallum in Northwood, Iowa. They made their home on the farm in rural Hartland. Clayton spent many years farming. In 1987 he retired and they moved to Albert Lea. He was a member of Cross of Glory Church in Hartland. Clayton enjoyed wood working in his younger years, playing cards and spending time with his family.

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Survivors include his children: David (Karen) Warke, Janice Perkins and Janet (Roger) Loken; grandchildren: Shawn (Rose) Loken and Shelly (John) Davis; great-grandchildren: Sam and Katie Davis; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Warke and Elaine Hallum; brother-in-law, Edward Hendrickson; and several nieces and nephews.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, Einar and Christy; wife, Eileen; son-in-law, Ed Perkins; and siblings: Clarence Warke, Oscar Warke, Vernon Warke, Gilma Wilkenson, Inanda Bartness and Esther Hanson.