Harold H. Lam

Harold H. Lam, 81, of Clinton, passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2017, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Hardin, the son of Ralph Edward Lam and Nellie Agnes (McCarthy) Lam.  He was a 1953 graduate of Hardin-Central High School.  Following high school, he joined the United States Army in May of 1954 and spent the next two and one-half years overseas and was honorably discharged in April of 1957.  Harold was a superintendent with Tobin Construction Company for 14 years, and later with Clarkson Construction Company for 15 years. He also worked for numerous other construction companies.

Harold married Marilyn Summers Dec. 23, 1960; she survives of the home.

Working in the construction industry required the couple live in several different places.  When their son Clint was born in 1965, they moved to Clinton, built a home and have been there ever since.  He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 217, Warsaw; the Clinton Elks Lodge 1034; and the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Harold loved animals, accumulating 19 donkeys at one time, all with their own name.

In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by one son, Clint Lam, of Clinton, Mo.; one granddaughter, Lacy Ford, and husband, Tyler, of Independence; one grandson, Ely Lam, of Clinton; one brother, Larry Lam, and wife, Elaine, of Hardin; five nephews, Doug Lam, of Hardin, Randy Lam, of Hardin, Rick Lam, of Richmond, Donnie Lam, of Hardin, and Wayne Lam, of Richmond; one niece, Cindy Angel, of California; and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George Lam, Kenneth Lam, and Don Lam; and one niece, Terry Vanderburg.

The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorial services followed at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Brad Reed officiating. A private interment was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Shady Grove Cemetery or Twin Lakes Hospice. Donations may be left in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be left online at

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