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   Robert William Clark, age 76, of Lamar, passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 at the Barone Alzheimer’s Center in Nevada.

 

     Bob was born August 1, 1934 at Bismarck, North Dakota, to Charles and Ethel (Dunaway) Clark.  After graduating from high school, he began his 20 year career in the U.S. Air Force. He served as an air traffic controller on bases in Korea, Louisiana, Kansas, Texas, Labrador, Guam, and South Dakota, and retired in 1973 as a Tech Sergeant. He then worked as a home builder for Midwest Homes in Rapid City for five years, owned and operated a chicken farm in Lamar for six years, and managed campgrounds in Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland for many years.  He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and V.F.W. in Independence, Missouri, and Grace Lutheran Church in Lamar.  Bob was an enthusiastic Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating.  He was an accomplished dancer and his greatest pleasure was in making the wonderful memories that he left with his family and friends.

 

     On June 16, 1953 at Bismarck, North Dakota, Robert married Florence L. Falck, and she survives, of the home.  Also surviving are two sons, Greg Clark, Lamar, and David & wife Beverly Clark, Ponca City, Oklahoma; two daughters, Nancy French & husband Butch Kreuzer, Larned, Kansas, and Brenda Killingsworth, Pleasant Hope, Missouri; four sisters, Jennie Dobson, San Diego, California, Ruth Hull, Clackamas, Oregon, Joan Moore, Sparks, Nevada, and Peggy Nyberg, Gardner, North Dakota; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, William Gruenberg; four sisters, Helen Dobson, Mabel Taix, Hazel Calvin, and Mildred Hass; his brothers, Charles Jr., James, and two infant brothers.

 

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11th at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Galen Friedrichs officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be at11:00 a.m. Monday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery south of Springfield, Missouri.

 

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Grace Lutheran Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments  

#8 Medford, ORJennifer and Michael Susi 2010-09-10 08:23
Our hearts ache for your loss, Nancy French and the whole family of Bob Clark. I have known Bob through his beautiful daughter, and my friend, Nancy. We send our love and prayers of comfort for you Nancy, and all members of your family. Remember the good times and know you were loved by your Dad and are by us too! We miss you! All our love to you, Jennifer and Michael Susi
#7 Medford, ORBonnie and Paul Huard 2010-09-10 06:50
Our hearts go out to the dear family of Bob Clark, whom I have known only through the stories Nancy has shared the many the years I've known her, but for whom I have had great respect and admiration through those stories. We send our love and offer many prayers of comfort for you Nancy, Florence, and all the family. God bless you in these hard days of his memorial, and in the days ahead. Much love to you, Bonnie and Paul Huard
#6 SW MORon and Jacque Fair 2010-09-09 08:03
We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the days to come and comfort in the precious memories. God Bless you all.
#5 Bismarck, NDDianne Taix 2010-09-09 07:03
Florence and family -- so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was such a nice man. I enjoyed your many visits to our house when you'd come back to Bismarck to visit family. I'm sure you have many fond memories to give you peace at this sorrowful time. Love to all.
#4 Ponca City, OKJanice Evans 2010-09-09 06:37
Deepest sympathy for your loss. I am a friend of Dave, his son, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you in your time of need.
#3 Bismarck,NDHarry Neuhardt 2010-09-09 05:31
I am so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I will always remember many fond memories of him and his shy kindness.
#2 Larned, KSMary Medina 2010-09-08 08:56
Clark Family,I would like to offer my thoughts and prayers for your family.
#1 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Clark 2010-09-06 19:48
Florence and Clark family, Bob was a was wonderful caring and loving person. He was the best father-inlaw that a daughter-inlaw could ask for. I have lots of happy memories of our time together. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything let me know

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