TRAVERSE CITY — Clifford Richard Lagerman, 83, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Born March 14, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., to Edward and Margaret (Left) Lagerman, he moved to Beaver Island in 1932.
He graduated from Charlevoix High School, where he was the captain of the 1948 Rayder Basketball team.
Cliff served in the U.S. Air Force.
Sept. 10, 1954, he married Sally Ann Kurtz in Charlevoix. They made their home in Traverse City, where they owned and operated Dodgson and Cut-n-Curl Beauty Salons over 50 years. Sally preceded him in death November 2004.
In Traverse City Cliff was a member of the Elks and Lions Clubs and of Saint Francis Church.
For the past eight years, Cliff lived in Charlevoix and Petoskey.
Cliff loved life – fishing, playing cards, golf, cooking and Monday and Thursday nights “out with the boys”. He was a mainstay at deer camp, even though he didn’t hunt. Cliff’s true treasure was being with family and friends while sharing laughter and feeling the love.
Cliff is survived by his children, Blane (Jane Balmer) Lagerman, of Cross Village, Shane (Susan) Lagerman, of Green Bay, Wis., and Peggy (Mark) Snyder, of Delray Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Samantha (Brett) Conklin, Michael Lagerman; Lanie, Linsie and Maggie Snyder; and great-grandson, John Conklin.
Cliff was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela in 1982; his sisters, Ann, Betty Jean, Norma, Midge and Briggs; and brother, Frank.
A Rite of Christian Burial will be at noon, Saturday, April 6, at Saint Mary’s Church in Charlevoix, with the Reverend Matthew Wigton officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver Island Historical Society.
Please sign Cliff’s guestbook at www.winchesterfuneralhome.com.