Ardell “Fibber” Clouse

A funeral service was held Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Rocklake school gymnasium at Rocklake for Ardell “Fibber” Clouse, 80, of Rocklake.


Posted on 11/20/15

He died Friday, November 13, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rocklake.

Fibber was born December 23, 1934 to Charles and Alice Clouse in Rocklake where he was raised and attended school. He married Lorraine O’Brien on February 7, 1952. They raised their children on a farm north of Rocklake. He loved farming, cattle and his trucks. He shared his love of horses with his kids, taking them to horse shows and rodeos. In the town of Rocklake, he was a legend. He was a soft-hearted man with a quick wit that couldn’t help but make you smile. He was fiercely proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He lived up to his nickname, always looking to tease.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine; his children: Cathy (Brian Larson), Cindy (Gene Oakland), Kevin (Laura), Kelly (Ronnette), Stacy (Darrell Britt), Chris (Mark Haugen); grandchildren: Greg Henderson, Brady Henderson, Nicole (Steve) Walford, Justin (Dana) Oakland, Brock (Katie) Oakland, Shannon (Holly Anton) Oakland, Jesse (Jamie) Bucholz, Tracy (Amanda) Bucholz, Katie Haugen, Ryder (Tanya Siem) Clouse, Levi Clouse, Kelvin (Courtney) Clouse, Julia (James Rich) Clouse, Jalane (Caleb) Veer, Shilo Henry and Kylie Henry; great-grandchildren: Ty, Breece, Keifer, Mila Oakland, Ian and Alexis Walford, Abigail and Austin Oakland, Lucas and Owen Bucholz , Jaxon Rich and Kennedy Bucholz.

Fibber was preceded in death by his parents, son Craig, sister Eileen, niece Carla, and grandsons Ryan and Chase.

Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home of Cando was in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook is available at