Beaulieu, Clement 'Shadow' F. (March 15, 1924 - December 9, 2003)
Douglas Budget - December 17, 2003Services for Clement F. "Shadow" Beaulieu, 79, were held Dec. 12 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid City, S.D., with Rev. Kevin Achbach presiding.
Interment with military honors was provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 of Rapid City in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Mr. Beaulieu died Dec. 9, 2003, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
He was born March 15, 1924, in Pine Point, Minn., on the White Earth Indian Reservation, to Paul and Emma(Earth)Beaulieu. He attended Pipestone Indian School in Pipestone, Minn., where he excelled in football and basketball.
After school, he served in World War II with the 113th Paratroop Division. He served in Central Europe and received the American Theatre Service Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal.
On Feb. 2, 1949, he married Lois Carpenter in Grand Rapids, Minn. The couple lived in Bovey, Minn., where Mr. Beaulieu worked in the iron fields for Pickands Mather-Tioga Pit. He later transferred to Erie Mining Company in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. He retired as a locomotive engineer after 32 years of service. He later enjoyed driving a school bus for Mesabi East in Minnesota.
On June 6, 1998, he married Joan Roth in Rapid City, where he resided until his death.
Mr. Beaulieu was a member of Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion Post #241, and St. James Catholic Church, all in Aurora, Minn.
He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He made friends easily and was well-liked and respected wherever he went. His sense of humor endeared him to everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Joan of Rapid City; son Tim Beaulieu and his wife Jean of Douglas; granddaughters Amy and husband Dave Pooley of Douglas, Jenne Beaulieu of Casper and Sherri and husband Kelly Nielsen of Fargo, N.D.; and three great-granddaughters.
Pallbearers were Dave Carpenter, Pat Carpenter, Ron Carpenter, Kelly Nielsen, Dave Pooley and Roy Hansen. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Russell, Scott Roth, Chad Roth, Ben Knox and Bob Carpenter.