Clarence E. Milberg, 93, passed away Sept. 23, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (John) Hibler of Pueblo, Celene (Tom) Pickard of Sterling, Colo., Lisa (Jeff) Cutter of Naches, Wash.; six grandchildren, Marc (Judy) Hibler of Pueblo, Traci (Dave) Hampton of Edmond, Okla., Stephanie (Paul) McCann of Elmhurst, Ill., Lance (Lauren) Pickard of Orlando, Fla., Amanda (Chris) Millheisler of Wenatchee, Wash., Kyle Cutter of Naches, Wash.; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Allene; brothers, Ralph, Elmer and Walt. Clarence was born at home to Annie and Emil Milberg on March 2, 1913, in Newell, S.D. His first job, upon leaving his parents' farm, was in a general store in Worland, Wyo. Then he and his wife moved to Tacoma, Wash. where he worked for Sears and Roebuck. Then during World War II he was a copper foreman at the Tacoma Shipyards. He returned to Newell and went into business with his brother, Elmer. They ran the Newell Gamble Store. Upon retirement, Clarence and Allene moved to Pueblo. He enjoyed hunting, stain glass, wood working and gardening. Clarence was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Newell Congregational Church, Pueblo First Presbyterian Church and the Newell Chamber of Commerce. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at Newell Christian Fellowship Church in Newell, S.D. with Pastor Sean Carney officiating. His ashes will be laid to rest next to his wife at the family Wilson Cemetery in South Dakota. Memorials may be sent to the Newell Museum Fund, in care of Annitta Stolnack, Treasurer, P.O. Box 361, Newell, S.D. 57760. Online condolences,

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  1. My dad, Bud Estes owned a Gamble Store in Wall, SD; my grandparents Carl and Anna Hansen lived near Newell, and I attended USD with Tom and Celine. Clarence Milberg and his family were good friends to all of us. Special thoughts and sympathy go to you now with this loss.

  2. God has welcomed a special person into his Kingdom. My payers and thoughts are with the Milberg family. Sincerely, Elaine Ahonen Ainsworth

  3. Barbara, Celene and Lisa:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your Father.

    I have fond memories of the back room of the Gamble Store where I would go with my dad to check if there were any junk batteries or metals which Clarence and Elmer would sell to Dad. Your dad was always so good to me, was just a pleasure to be around.

    I had a nice visit with him at an all-school reunion a while back. He told me then that you, Barbara, were named after my Aunt Barbara Wiest. And Lisa, I can tell you that my daughter was named after you.

    I shall always treasure what I had with your family during my growing up in Newell.

    With love,
    Jerry Malcolm

  4. We are sorry to hear that Clarence passed away. He was a true neighbor and good friend.

    From our window we could see his window at Westwind, and knew he was always a loyal Bronco fan.

    He will be missed.

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