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Richard "Dick" Clark

September 19, 1930 — September 10, 2017

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   Richard Milo, son of Milo B. and Helen E. (Lichty) Clark, was born September 19, 1930, in Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Botna. Dick was a 1949 graduate of Manning High School and attended Iowa State College for two years. From September of 1952 to September of 1954, Dick served as in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of Corporal. He was assigned to cooking school at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and then served as Assistant Mess Sergeant in the Officers’ Club at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

   On December 31, 1952, Dick was united in marriage with Laura Lavonne Shinn in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Three sons were born to this union. Upon his return from the service, Dick and Lavonne farmed near Botna. He was a lifelong lover of beef and dairy cattle. In 1946, 1948 and 1950, Dick had the Shelby County Grand Champion Steer and was active in 4H, serving as Shelby County 4H president in 1949 and 1950. During this time, he also had the Champion Heavyweight Steer at Aksarben. Dick was a longtime member and director of the Western Iowa Preconditioned Cattle Feeders Organization. He was very active in several church offices as a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Manilla. Dick was also the life-long last of the Clark-Duvall family reunion at his farm every year; this was his most enjoyable event.

   In July of 2016, Dick became a resident of the Manning Plaza Nursing Home. On Sunday September 10, 2017, he passed away at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa. He was 86 years, 11 months and 22 days of age.

   Survivors include: his wife Lavonne Clark of Manning; sons: Dick Clark and wife Angel of Creston; Dan Clark of Manilla; and Joe Clark and wife Nancy of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; grandchildren: Sean Clark and wife Robin; Sonny Clark and wife Angel; Haley, Brianna, and Kendra Clark; great-grandchildren Madison, Noah, Summer and Mason; step great-grandchildren Jackson and Rylie; a sister Sue Ann Duvall of Des Moines; a brother Lynn Clark and wife Laveda of West Monroe, Louisiana; a sister-in-law Marge Zahrobsky of Fort Dodge; and a brother-in-law Dick Shinn of Erie, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Service
Friday, September 15, 2017, 10:30 AM
United Church of Manilla
Manilla, Iowa

Reverend Vicki Fisher

Dick Clark

Congregational Hymns
“Joyful, Joyful”     “Amazing Grace”
“Blessed Assurance”
Janet Myer, Pianist

Sean Clark     Sonny Clark     Jon Duvall
Bradd Duvall     Jim Clark     Haley Clark

Honorary Casketbearers
Mel Clothier     Lynn Clark     Jay Miller     Kendra Clark    
Brianna Clark     Madison Clark     Noah Clark
Summer Clark     Mason Clark     James Rushing

Interment with Military Honors
Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa
V.F.W. Post 3517     American Legion Post 22
U.S. Army Honor Guard


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