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Clifford K. Nale

November 8, 1937 — December 21, 2023

Blue Springs, Missouri



Clifford K. Nale, 86, passed peacefully in his sleep on December 21st. Close friends knew dad as “Mr. Wonderful.” When he would meet someone for the first time, he would extend his rugged hand with a warm smile and share, “An easy way to remember my name is to think of “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” 

Rose Nale was the love of his life and wife for 63 years. He loved her yummy cherry pies and chocolate chip cookies which she made weekly. Clifford is survived by his children Kathleen Nale, Lisa (and David) Wilt, and Brian Nale as well as his grandchildren Alyssa (and Robert) Falck and Garrett Wilt. His only great-grandchild, Elijah David Falck, who he lovingly called “Chunky,” was his buddy this last year while he lived in Blue Springs, Missouri. Elijah loved to play ball with his papa. 

Dad never liked funerals, but he loved JESUS.  If he were still with us, he would want us to eat a maple donut and swig a big glass of milk in his memory…then reach out to someone who needed a smile and a kind word.  Dad left a legacy of laughter and kindness. He was a faithful husband, an incredible father, a fun-loving papa/great-papa and a gentle friend to many. In his loving memory his family will provide donuts after mass on January 6th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon, Illinois.  Then in Blue Springs at St. John LaLande Catholic Church on Friday, January 19th at 2:00 there will be a second mass.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Friday, January 19, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

St. John LaLande Catholic Church

801 NW R D Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015

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