Joseph Haugland Claggett


August 29, 1927 - October 4, 2014


Joseph Haugland Claggett was born August 29, 1927 at Sparta, WI to Verdi and Mildred (Haugland) Claggett. He grew up in Montevideo, MN where he was an Eagle Scout.  He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and received his business education from Mankato Business College and Hamline University in St. Paul. He was married to Alice Meyer and later divorced in 1986. He owned Fiesta City Sales Company in Montevideo for several years and then moved to Mitchell in 1966 as a sales representative for Gold Bond and Gift House Stamps.  Since 1969 he was involved in closed circuit TV Security Systems and real estate.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge where he was a 33 Degree Mason and the Methodist Church.

He is survived by four sons: John Claggett, Mitchell; David (JoAnn) Claggett, Spearfish; Paul (Cheri) Claggett, Mitchell and Rev. James (Jan) Claggett, New York; three daughters: Ellen (Tom) Lee, Pierre; Nancy Voigt, Mitchell and Susan (Steve) Haiar, Mitchell; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia, granddaughter, Sara Claggett and brother-in-law, Harry Theisen.




Friday, October 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


None Scheduled

Posted by Dean Sorenson on October 9, 2014
Joe was selling Gift House Stamps in central SD when we first met, and together we had much fun and success with promotional marketing deals. Straight forward and honorable mentor to an, at then, young, businessguy. Then have enjoyed friendships with his John and Ellen. Our thoughts are with the family at this time. Peace.
Posted by Jennifer Williams on October 8, 2014
You will be missed as you were loved by many. Thank you for sharing your memories and stories of the family and history. I'll always remember how Grandma, you, and I would love to talk about how proper English was said and written. Say, "Hello," to Grandma and Grandpa for me. Prayers to the family.
Posted by Cindy Desy on October 8, 2014
Nancy & Family,
My heart goes out to you all, he will be missed. Bill & I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Highway & Weed Department on October 7, 2014
Our sympathy goes out to your family.
Posted by Becky Theisen on October 6, 2014
Many loving thoughts and prayers--- I will miss you so much, Uncle Joe---
Posted by Peggy Kowall on October 6, 2014
My thoughts & prayers to your family. Your Dad was a wonderful neighbor, I will miss my visits with him.
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