Clarence D. Restad

Crescent City resident Clarence D. Restad, age 90, passed away on February 29, 2016 at a Brookings care facility.


Posted on 3/18/16

He was born October 20, 1925 in Calvin, the sixth child of Nels and Bertha (Nilsen) Restad. He worked on various farms and at the shipyard in Seattle, Wash. before going into the Navy in December 1943. He served on the U.S.S. Intrepid. Following his military service, he met Shirley Strait. They were married on April 8, 1947 in Crookston, Minn. He worked at farming, bartending, railroading, mill work, managing a trailer park and construction. The family lived in various places in Minnesota, California and Washington State. He was also a member of the Masons and Shriner’s in Modesto, Calif. and of the Elks and Masons in Crescent City.

He is survived by his three daughters, Linda Duncan and Ginny Restad of Crescent City and Susan Salmeri of Nipomo, Calif.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley and nine siblings.

At his request there will be no services. His remains along with his wife’s will be scattered at sea at a later date. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at