Clinton Darwin Tobin was born July 25, 1923 at Werner, ND to Charles “Bert” and Lillian (Schriver) Tobin. He lived in Sioux City IA, then moved to Ethan where he attended school and graduated from Ethan High School in 1942. On June 11, 1944, he joined the US Navy and served on the USS Jerauld in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He was discharged June 9, 1946. He returned to Mitchell where he was employed by General Motor Equipment. On February 2, 1947, he married Eileen Thompson at the Storla Lutheran Church. They lived north of Storla, and in 1955, moved southeast of Wessington Springs, where they farmed and he was a Golden Harvest dealer for many years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the VFW in Plankinton.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; four children: Ronnie Tobin and wife, Sandy of Plankinton, SD, Sherry Staller and husband, Joe of Plankinton, SD, Perry Tobin of Wessington Springs, SD, Rick Tobin and wife, Debbie of Woonsocket, SD; twelve grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Tobin and wife, Margaret of Ethan, SD; his sister-in-law, Eva Tobin of Winner, SD and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Milton Tobin; two sisters: Evelyn Wendelboe and Shirley Hershey; two brothers-in-law: Cliff Wendelboe and Vail Hershey; a great granddaughter, Shandra Marie Tobin two nephews and two great-nephews.