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1934 Cliff 2024

Clifford G. Struve

August 1, 1934 — March 21, 2024

Silver Bay

Clifford G. Struve, 89, of Silver Bay, died Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Barross Cottages in Two Harbors.

He was born on August 1, 1934, to Edward and Elsie (Back) Struve in Grant Township, O’Brien County, Iowa.  Growing up in Iowa, Cliff worked as a farm hand before moving to Silver Bay in 1957 to work at Reserve Mining.  He was a founding member of the Silver Bay Rescue Squad and joined the ranks of the Police Department, working part-time for many years.

Cliff was a member of the Silver-Beaver Gun Club, Silver Sledders, and the Dry Riders Motorcycle Club.  He enjoyed many family vacations and trips with the camper and canoe, gardening, fishing, deer hunting, and collecting “junk”.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; Todd Davis; two brothers; and a sister-in-law. 

 He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; children, Michael (Teresa) Struve, Pamela (John) Feldt,  Paula (Mark) Goutermont, Matthew (LeAnne) Struve, Gina Benson, and Rylan Davis; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a special Papa to Brody, Beckham and Willow.

 Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday April 1, 2024 at Sychar Lutheran Church in Silver Bay. Burial will be in Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery.  To share a memory or leave an online condolence visit

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