Clifford B Wobig
June 3, 1929 - May 10, 2019

Clifford B Wobig

Clifford B Wobig
Jun 3, 1929 - May 10, 2019

Clifford B Wobig
Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Grief Support
Free Newsletter

Clifford Blaine Wobig, 89, of Ames, Iowa passed away on May 10, 2019 due to complications
from late stage Parkinson's Disease. Clifford was born in Canova, South Dakota on June 3,
1929 to Jenny and William C. Wobig. He grew up on a farm just outside Salem, South Dakota
and graduated from Canova High School in 1947. Clifford was the youngest of three children, he
was preceded in death by his brother Vernon Wobig of Sioux Falls, SD., and his
sister Phyllis Slattery of Plymouth, MN. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1953
and was stationed in Colorado Springs, CO at Fort Carson. After the Army he enrolled in mechanical engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota where he met Donna Mae Caldwell and the couple married in Brookings in 1960. They would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on June 11th of this year. Cliff worked as a project engineer for Sundstrand Corporation. The company moved his family from Illinois to Ames in 1971, to open the new Sundstrand plant in Ames where he continued to work as a Senior Project Engineer until his retirement in 1989.

Cliff and Donna have two sons, Loren (Tracey) of Springfield, IL and Kevin (Kassi) of Ames and, four granddaughters; Kendall, Shalynn, Kaia and Kaylee. Cliff was devoted to his family, his church, and his relationship with God. He donated his time and efforts at Campus Baptist Church over 4 decades in many ways.

He was a prolific blood donor at Mary Greeley Medical Center and gave many gallons in the span of 3 decades until he could no longer donate, he saw this as his Christian responsibility to serve his fellow man.

He always planted and tended a vegetable garden each year and truly enjoyed working in his yard or garden at any chance and would often share from growing an abundance of garden produce

After retirement Cliff enjoyed going to garage sales with only his keys and $1 in his pocket to hunt for his, "treasure of the week." He collected an entire room full of toy cars, trucks and tractors of every size, and had a wall covered in lunch boxes. He was also a prolific coin and stamp collector all his adult life. He was a big reader his whole life and liked to fish and spend time outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother and both siblings.

A gathering time will be 4-6:00 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa; with a 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 funeral service at Crossroads Baptist Church, 57011 Us Highway 30, Ames, Iowa. Burial will take place at Ames Municipal Cemetery.

His family request that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or MICA (Mid-Iowa Community Action).

Online condolences may be directed to:

Healing Registry on May 16, 2019

Candle2 people have supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.

Buy Gift Now

James Gerber on Jun 29, 2019

May God's peace be with you and your family,

Virginia Yang - IDNR LegalCounsel on May 28, 2019

Hello Loren,

This tribute about your father, Clifford Wobig, describes a fine person, much like you, with good life story. He would surely have been a good person to enjoy and work with on projects, ideas, etc. Give my regards to your family and to your father's friends and colleagues.

Best, Virginia Yang - Illinois Dept of Natural Resources/Legal Department

Sharon Williamson on May 16, 2019

I remember one od the first times Mistin and I had come out to Iowa to visit Kassi, Kevin and Shay, we were at Cliff and Donna's for dinner. I needed to use the restroom, after some desperate searching I came out of the bathroom and Cliff was standing in the hall. With a twinkle in his eyes he asked me if everything was OK, I told him "I can't find" before I could finish the sentence he smiled and said "it's behind the door". It's a good memory for me of this gentle man. We are so sorry for your loss and send you our love and prayers Sharon, Mistin and Madison.

Joyce Polaski on May 15, 2019

Dear Donna, Loren and Kevin and families. I was sorry to read of Cliff's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Joyce, Dave, Deb, Greg, Brian and Michael Polaski and families.

Penny Thiessen on May 13, 2019

Cliff has been our neighbor since we moved into the neighborhood 17 years ago. We would chat when he was outside working in his yard or would stop by one of his many garage sales. Our children loved visiting his sales as he always helped them find a "treasure" to take home. We will miss our visits with him.



Add a photo


Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Crossroads Baptist Church
57011 Highway 30
Ames, Iowa 50010
10:30 AM

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!


Product Name




Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries for the next business day but early morning delivery cannot be guaranteed if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To


No obituaries found

Product Details


Product Name



Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Grief Support
Free Newsletter
Clifford B Wobig

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Clifford B Wobig

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Clifford B Wobig

Add to Your Calendar

Clifford B Wobig

Obit Checkin

Clifford B Wobig

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Clifford B Wobig

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Clifford B Wobig

Get Updates - SMS notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Clifford

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Clifford leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook

"Faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love"