In Memory of Clayton Mittlestadt

Clayton Mittlestadt
Clayton Mittlestadt
Born: January 1, 1931
Died: January 9, 2017
Age: 86
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Clayton Mittlestadt
January 1, 1931 - January 9, 2017
From: Nevada, IA

Clayton S. Mittlestadt, age 86, of Nevada, Iowa, died at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Joint graveside services for Clayton and his brother, Jimmie Mittlestadt, will be held at the Cambridge Cemetery in Cambridge at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, with Roger Griffith officiating.  Military graveside honors will be conducted by Mathis-Wire American Legion Post No. 233. 

Born January 1, 1931, in Marshalltown, Iowa, Clayton Seymour Mittlestadt was the son of Frank and Lillie (Pelham) Mittlestadt.  He grew up in Huxley and Cambridge, Iowa, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1948. 

Clayton served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Following his honorable discharge from military service, he returned to Iowa and, on September 8, 1956, married Virginia Aileen (Olesen) Larson in Council Bluffs.  The couple settled in Ames where Clayton was employed as an auto mechanic at Rex 66 Service for 16 years.

Clayton was an ardent fan of dirt track racing and NASCAR.  He built tracks and enjoyed attending and participating in races in Jefferson, Webster City, Boone, and Marshalltown.   

Survivors include one son, Craig (Mary) Mittlestadt of Collins; three step-children, Terry (Holly) Larson of Boone, Steve (Linda) Larson of Ames, and Cheryl (Steve) Hausner of Radcliffe; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Mittlestadt of San Diego, CA; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia in 2003; his parents; a step-son, Jim Larson; three brothers, Herman, Edward, and Jim Mittlestadt; and two sisters, June Aldrich and Helen Aldrich.

Ryan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Clayton and his family.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:05 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Clayton's passing. We know that he is now back with his beloved Virginia and like he used to say "fat and sassy" and healthy again. Clayton was a great guy who always had a good story to tell. His stories would go on for a while and he'd eventually say "to make a long story short"...we'd laugh because it was too late for that. They were both great people and I'm glad that they are back together again. RIP.”
- Harlan and Pam Slippy
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:18 AM
“So sorry to hear of Clayton's passing. He was truly a good person.
- Leanna Barber
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:42 AM
“So many many happy memories of good times with Clayton and Virginia.. my heart goes out to all of you..He will be missed”
- Rosemary. Hinderaker
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Graveside Service
10:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Cambridge Cemetery
Cambridge, Iowa


Roger Griffith


Cambridge Cemetery
Cambridge, Iowa
Military honors by
Mathis-Wire American Legion
Post No. 233