Clayton Lionel Magnuson, 90, of Cannon Falls, died Sunday at the Cannon Falls Medical Center. Born at home in Wastedo on Feb. 1, 1918, the son of J. Arthur and Mabel L. (Anderson) Magnuson, he attended rural country school at District 47 in Wastedo, and as a youth helped on the family farm. He was a lifelong member of Spring Garden Lutheran Church. He was a machine operator at Swift and Armour Meat Packing Plant in South St. Paul for 12 years. He had also been employed for many years at the canning factory in Faribault, Minn. He had resided in Northfield at two different times and used to sing with the Troubadors Men's Chorus in Northfield. He had been a volunteer driver for people with medical appointments. He enjoyed fishing, playing piano and driving.
Survivors include his aunt, Florence Erickson of Cannon Falls; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Inez Magnuson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. June 24 at Spring Garden Lutheran Church with the Revs. Nick and Cindy Fisher-Broin officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Erickson, Ralph Larson, Richard Samuelson, John, Charles, and Alan Erickson, Herb Nerison, Victor Blastervold, and Irvin Freeberg. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Spring Garden Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.