|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1896|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1966|
Daily Freeman Journal Monday, 28 Feb 1966
MERL CLARK DIES AT 69
Merl E. Clark, 69, longtime Webster City resident, died early this morning at the Hamilton County hospital. He had been in ill health the past two months.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. H.C. Perrine officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery where military services will be held.
Merl Edwin Clark, son of James E. and Olive Clark, was born Nov. 23, 1896, on a farm near Stanhope. When he was three year old, he moved with his parents to Webster City community.
He entered World War I April 4, 1917, and he served with the famous, Rainbow division overseas. He was honored for bravery with five medals, including the French Croix de Guerre, the Distinguished service cross, Medaille, Militaire, the Purple Heart, and the Rainbow Division medal. Following his marriage, he returned to Webster City.
He was united in marriage Oct. 16, 1919, to Edna Garth, and with the expection of two years spent in California, the couple had always since resided in Webster City.
Mr. Clark was employed for 17 years at the former Royal 400 Oil Co. and in 1938 the couple moved to a farm near Webster , residing there for 12 years. They then moved into Webster City, and for the past several years Mr. Clark had been employed by the Hamilton county conservation board.
He is survived by his wife; one son and two daughters, Robert Clark of Merced Calif., and Mrs. Sterling(Phyllis) Furman of Blairsburg, and Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Doyle of Titusville, Fla., and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son who died in infancy, by his parents and three sisters.
Mr. Clark was a member of the Church of Christ, the Elks lodge, the American Legion, and the World War I Veterans and the Last Man's club.
Robert E Clark (1921 - 1921)*
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