Clayton L. ‘Junior’ Chelstrom, age 82, of Salem Arkansas, formerly of Moline, Illinois, passed away, Tuesday November 21st, 2017 at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem.
Junior was born on October 25th, 1935 in Moline, the first son of Clayton E. and Grace M. (Johnson) Chelstrom. He married Barbara Toland on July 21st, 1957 in Orion, Illinois.
Junior attended Orion High School and graduated from Moline Senior High in 1953. He worked for the former Downing’s Dairy in Rock Island until 1977. He then worked in distribution for Ozark Distributing, Ozark Propane, and Amerigas before retiring in 1999.
In his early years, he enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends. He could fix or build practically anything; he cleared the land, dug the footings and built his family’s home in Arkansas by hand.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, Salem; children, Cynthia (Fiance, Richard) Chelstrom of Moline; Randall (Brandy) Chelstrom of Mount Ida, Arkansas; grandchildren, Emily (John) Clever, Robert ‘Heath’ and Ember Marie Chelstrom; step grandchildren, James Garrett, David Culley and Kelsi Black; great grandson, William Clayton Clever; siblings, Ruth (Frank) Stewart and Susan Hicks; and numerous niece and nephews. Proceeding him in death were his parents; sons, Dennis and Timothy Chelstrom, and brother, Ronald Chelstrom.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 26th from 2p.m. to 3p.m. at Doty Family Funeral Home Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 4p.m. to 6p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd in East Moline, Illinois. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 28 at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd beginning at 1p.m. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Awanas Program - First Baptist Church, PO Box 737, Salem, Arkansas.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.