Clair Leo Maguire

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Name Clair Leo Maguire
Born 1930-11-23 Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa
Gender M
Died 2006-01-03 Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa
Buried St. Mary’s Catholic Cemtetery, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa
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Father Frank Sylvester Maguire b. (1901-11-25, Crawford County, Iowa) d. (1999-11-08, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa)
Mother Leona Schimmer b. (1908-11-22, Ida County, Iowa) d. (1994-01-20, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa)
Married 1930-01-07
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Family Opal Fick
Married 1955-12-31, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa
Children 1 Dianne Maguire
2 Cheryl Maguire
3 Alan Maguire
4 Jerry Maguire
5 Living
6 Anita Maguire
7 Rosemary Maguire


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Clair Leo Maguire
Class of 48 graduation picture c. 1948
Clair Leo Maguire
Portrait picture


Clair Maguire Nov. 23, 1930-Jan. 3, 2006 Clair L. Maguire, age 75 of Danbury, Iowa died Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Danbury.

Name: Cpl. Clair L. Maguire War: Korea?Served as cook Dates: August 22, 1951?May 21, 1953, Armed Reserves until August of 1959. Retired from Reserves as Master Sergeant Branch: Army Medals: Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars

Services were held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 6 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Danbury with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial was in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery with military graveside honors by the American Legion Carlson-Frum Post #336 of Danbury and V.F.W. Little Sioux Valley Post #9142 of Oto. A Vigil Wake Service was held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.

Clair Leo Maguire was born November 23, 1930 in rural Danbury, Iowa, the only child of Frank and Leona (Schimmer) Maguire. He grew up in the area and graduated from Danbury Public School with the class of 1948. He served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge and return home, Clair began his farming career near Danbury. On December 31, 1955, he was united in marriage to Opal Fick at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Danbury. This union was blessed with seven children. After the sudden death of his mother in 1994, Clair and Opal moved into Danbury to assist in the care of his father, Frank, who died in 1999. Just days before Clair’s death, he and Opal celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Danbury and was a member of the American Legion Carlson-Frum Post #336 of Danbury and the V.F.W. Little Sioux Valley Post #9124 of Oto, Iowa. Clair’s greatest joy was forever found in his family - his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Those survivors left to cherish their memories of Clair include his wife, Opal; daughter, Dianne Dorale and her husband, Ken, of Bronson, Iowa, daughter, Cheryl Porter and her husband, Wayne, of Sioux City, Iowa; son, Alan Maguire and his wife, Tammey, of Leigh, Nebraska, son, Jerry Maguire and his wife, Karen Luttrell, of Lake Winnebago, Missouri, daughter, Lorna Maguire and her special friend, Gaylen Reitz, of Ida Grove, Iowa, daughter, Anita Clark of Sioux City, Iowa, and daughter, Rosemary Forch and her husband, Dennis, of Oto, Iowa; 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren along with other relatives and numerous friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Slota, Bruce Fick, Dave Bumsted, David Siefker, Kyle Schimmer and Perry Slota.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury-Mapleton.