Obituary of Clinton Elliot Houle Sr.
Clinton Elliot Houle, otherwise called Biiwaabikomakwa (Iron Bear), 54 of Cloquet, Minnesota, left May 17, 2023 in Duluth, Minnesota.
Clinton Elliot Houle was born in Cloquet, Minnesota to Roberta Houle and David DuFault on January 2nd, 1969. Clinton was of the graduating class of Duluth Centeral High School of 1987. His high school career was highlighted by his passion for boxing provided by the Fond du Lac band. His talents led him to succeed in participating in the Minnesota State boxing championship. Followed by his sportsmanship, Clinton enlisted in the United States Navy during the Persian Gulf War in Kuwait. As an acting Chief Petty Officer, Clinton was in aid of the captain as a right-hand man.
As a veteran, Clinton enjoyed listening to music, gathering in nature, and exercising tribal treaty rights. From Sugarbush to being a son, brother, father, uncle, and loved one Clinton acted with the pride of an ogichidaa na and the blood of a mukwa.
Clinton Elliot Houle is preceded by Norman Barney, Norma “Punkin” Graves, and David Dufault.
Survived by his Mother Roberta Houle, Sister Marie Houle, Phillip “Mudd” Houle, Sister Lisa Northrup, and his children Clinton Houle Jr., Dennis Houle, Reanelle Houle, and his significant other Donna Peltier.
A Traditional Wake will be held Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Language and Cultural Center with the Traditional Service starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Burial will be at New Holy Family Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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