Passing On: Clyde Nelson Philbrick
Monday, May 04 2015
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clyde philbrick-web.jpgClyde Nelson Philbrick

Clyde Nelson Philbrick, 77, journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Prairie Lakes Health Care Hospital in Watertown, S.D.

He was born on May 5, 1937 in Santee, Neb., the son of Lawrence Philbrick and Victoria Johnson.

Clyde lived in Minneapolis most of his life and taught at the Little Red School House in Minneapolis.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Navy during the Korean Era.

He was joined in marriage to Emmy.

In 1987, he moved to Newton, Iowa and lived there until 2013.  He then moved to Sisseton. Two months before his death, he moved to Watertown, S.D.

Clyde liked to go to thrift stores, auctions and rummage sales. He was happy to be reunited with his son after 22 years. He loved to ride his motorcycle and was a lifetime member of A.I.M. 

Clyde loved his dogs, especially German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers. He was a big-hearted person and kind to everyone he met!  Clyde liked to go to the Casino.

He is survived by wife, Emmy Philbrick; sons: Charles Clyde (Darla) Badmoccasin and Dean Kitto; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother: James Philbrick; sister: Rose (Rodney) St. John; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, S.D.  A Prayer service followed at 12:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in rural Browns Valley. Rev. Enright Bighorn and Rev. Charles Chan officiated. Graveside service followed at St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery.

All night wakes were held on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23 beginning at 7 p.m. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, S.D.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Dennis Banks, Carter Camp, Claude Keeble, George Keeble, Vastanna “Rocky” James, Darlene Kitto, Rod & Rose St. John, Dorthyah Wilson and all other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers were Jesse Kitto, James Philbrick, II, Anthony Philbrick St. John, Fred Ducheneaux, Bob James and Carlos Kitto.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made to

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