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Clinton Lindseth

Feb 13, 2021

Jan. 4, 1926 – Dec. 30, 2020

Clinton Oliver

Lindseth, husband and fa-

ther of five, passed away

peacefully in his sleep at

home in Morgan Hill, CA

on December 30th 2020, 5

days before his 95th birth-

day. He was larger than

life to his family who love

and admire him. He was

generous of spirit, with

huge smile for everyone

and a boisterous laugh.

He was always friendly, a

gatherer of people for

games of all sorts from

board games to bocce or


Clinton was an inven-

tor, engineer, pilot and

WWII Veteran. He was

born in Silva, North Dako-

ta to Norwegian Immi-

grant parents who owned

a farm/ranch. He graduat-

ed high school from the

Silva school at age 16. He

left for college and while

on a break, learned to fly a

small plane from his older

brother who was home on

leave from the Airforce.

At seventeen, he took

leave from college to en-

list in the Navy and help

fight for his country in

WWII. He was a radio en-

gineer stationed aboard an

aircraft carrier in the Pa-

cific and saw the celebra-

tion of the end of WWII in

Okinawa Bay.

After the war ended, he

attended George Washing-

ton University, obtaining

a BS in Electronics En-

gineering. While working

in Washington DC

post-graduation, he met

and married his forever

wife, Lois Lindseth, a

daughter of Swedish Im-

migrants who was work-

ing as a church secretary

in Washington DC. They

left for California a year

later with their firstborn

child. Clint moved with

his employer, RS Elec-

tronics, where he was vice

president. Clint later

joined Lockheed Missiles

and Space Company,

where he finished his en-

gineering career

twenty-five years later. He

received his MBA from

Santa Clara University in

the early-seventies. Dur-

ing the same time period,

he secured his pilot’s

license and. He and the

family took trips in Cali-

fornia, Oregon, and across

the country to visit rela-

tives. And he and his bud-

dies flew to Baja for fish-

ing trips. There were

camping trips to the Plu-

mas National Forest as

well, and winter ski trips

to Incline Village in

Northshore, Tahoe which

were the highlights of the

family life.

Clint and Lois traveled

to every continent except

Antarctica, and brought

back wonderful memories

and beautiful photos from

Kenya, Egypt, China, Isra-

el, Europe, including

Sweden, Norway and Ice-


He and Lois served for

many decades at Immanu-

el Lutheran Church in

both Los Altos and Sarato-

ga, he on the Church

Council, and as usher and

sound technician, and she

in the choir. Clint also

served on the Board of

Directors at the First State

Bank of Harvey for many


He will be remembered

by many for his generous

heart, huge smile, and

strong hugs, and his ab-

sence will be felt keenly

by his wife Lois, four chil-

dren and their spouses ;

Kristin Lindseth Rivera

and George Rivera, Dale

Lindseth and Donna

Owens Lindseth, Todd

and Terri Lindseth and

Leif Lindseth and Karen

Strobeck Lindseth, and

the seven grandchildren,

Karinna, Marisa, Rachael,

Ryan, Alan, Justin and

Soren, who survive him.

One child, Mark preceed-

ed him in death.

A Celebration of Life

will be held in the Spring

of 2021 at Immanuel

Lutheran Church in Sara-

toga, where he and Lois

were members for 40+


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