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 Robert Emet Clark

Robert Emet Clark

Lecta, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
Death 12 Nov 1994 (aged 82)
Great Lakes, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 131250217 · View Source
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Robert E. Clark

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 16 for Robert E. Clark, 82, of Waukon, who died Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994 at the Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Il. The Rev. Larry Olson conducted the 10 a.m. services at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. Burial with graveside military rites by Waukon veterans was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing with arrangements by Martin Funeral Home.

Born April 2, 1912 in Lecta, OH, he was the son of William and Louverna (Robey) Clark. He received his education in schools in Ohio and Waukegan, Il, and Navy training schools. Robert was a career Navy man serivng more than 20 years, mostly in health care. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and on a carrier in Korea. He spent 11 years in civil service.

Robert married Betty Thornton Feb. 9, 1946 in Waukegan.

He grew up in Ohio, retired to Missouri where they lived for 11 years, then back to Great Lakes before retiring to Waukon in February 1993.

Robert was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Waukon Post of American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a former member and deacon of Hollister, MO Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Cheryl (Mrs. Richard) Lettvin of Glenview, IL; a sister, Nellie (Mrs. Ivan) Watson of Scottown, OH, and two grand-children.

Three brothers a sister and a granddaughter preceded him in death. Casket bearers were Merton Palmer, Kenneth Peake, James Bloxham, Leland Meyer, Claude Schafer and Willard Kerndt.

Waukon Standard Nov. 16 1994

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