In Memory of

Clayton D. Layman

April 8, 1937 - June 13, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Clayton D. Layman 84, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home north of Rockwell City.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the discretion of the family.

     Clayton is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Angie (Eric) Spake of Sioux City; son Jay (Nicole) Layman of Sioux City; 7 grandchildren; brother Jerry (Sharon) Layman of Rockwell City; 5 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Elizabeth “Betty” (Winebrinner) Layman; brother Dick Layman; and nephew Christopher Meusburger.

     Clayton Douglas Layman was born April 8, 1937 at Havelock, Iowa.  As a youth, he moved with his family to Corydon, Harcourt, and to Scranton where he graduated from Scranton High School with the Class of 1955.  Clayton served in the National Guard for 6 years.   On June 6, 1965 he was united in marriage to Linda Meusburger at the Skaraborg Lutheran Church in Piper.  The couple made their home on an   acreage north of Rockwell City.  Clayton operated various businesses in the area including raising livestock, the Rockwell City Poultry Processing Plant, Quality Seed Store, and was an auctioneer for many years.  Clayton enjoyed storytelling and was a member of the Storytellers of the Prairie and a founding member of the Story City Storytelling Festival.  He also did storytelling at the Iowa State Fair for many years. Clayton was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church.

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Friday
June 18, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Jim Davis
Jake Layman
Majok Majouk
Jeremiah Khats
Jonah Spake
Tom Layman
Jordan Luckow
A.J. Spake
4 to 7 p.m. - Thursday
June 17, 2021
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Rachel Miller
Ron Frerichs
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 9:59 AM
“Linda, Angie, Jay and family -- so very sorry to hear about your dad. Have such fond memories of your family. Prayers for all. ”
- Lorrie Powers

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11:14 AM
“Linda & Family, Just heard about your loss. Another good Rockwell City person gone. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Duffy & Marty Buttolph

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“Heartfelt sympathies from the Lizer family.”
- Mary J Patterson

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 2:26 PM
“So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers to the family! ”
- Keith Payne & Vector Earthmoving LLC

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:48 PM
“So sorry Linda, Clayton was a friend to many and always willing to help. He will be missed. Rest In Peace dear friend.”
- Martin and Peg Hildreth

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 8:24 PM
“Sorry to read of Clayton's death. I hope you find comfort in knowing he is now resting in peace with his eternal reward. May your treasured memories also be of comfort to you. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers”
- Maureen Hobart

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6:26 PM
“I'm sorry for your loss aunt Linda. Uncle Clayton was such a inspiring man never a dull moment when everyone would get together for a cup of coffee. He will be greatly missed hang on to all the joyfull times love you. ”
- Michell Geerdes

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 4:12 PM
“As the father of one of my best friends, Angie, Clayton was always larger than life to me. He had a presence that was comforting and drew respect. I know he will be sorely missed and I’m truly sorry for your loss, Linda, Angie, Jay and families.”
- Tracy (Holder) Graham

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:31 PM
“Linda I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you will find comfort in the days ahead.”
- Virginia Hillmer

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:36 PM
“So sorry for your loss, sending prayers & sympathy ”
- Janice Wetter

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:31 PM
“I will never forget home handsome Clayton was in his uniform. At Tom & Violet’s there was a bar that hung high between two trees & Clayton, Marvin & Jerry would kick as high as they could to kick the bar & no one could match Clayton’s kick - it was amazing!”
- Kim Robeson

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 5:27 PM
“Linda, I am so sorry for your loss! My sympathies and prayers are with you all. ”
- Diane Vavak Vavak

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 4:56 PM
“I am sorry to hear about Clayton. I have so many wonderful memories working with him & my parents at auctions. Will miss his smile & stories. Thoughts & prayers go out to you all. ”
- Jaci Berg Carlson

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