Charles “Charlie” Clark, 88, of Rochester, Minn. died Nov. 12, 2013, surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.
Published November 21, 2013
Funeral services were held Nov. 16th at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield, Minn. Burial was in Chatfield Cemetery.
Charles William Clark was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Leyden, N. D. to Thomas and Gertrude (Eaton) Clark. He graduated from Walhalla High School in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was stationed in Guam and Alaska during his four years of service and was proud to be a World War II veteran.
Charlie married Erma Sellen April 5, 1948. They lived in Cavalier, New England, and Scranton, N.D. during his years as a manager/owner of grain elevators. Charlie and Erma retired in 1985 and moved to Chatfield, Minn. where they lived for 20 years. During this time, they enjoyed their winters in Apache Junction, Ariz. In 2005, they moved to Gramercy Park in Rochester.
Charlie is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Erma, and their five children: Charles Jr. (Karen) Austin, Texas, Gary (Lucy) Hoisington, Kan., Carol (Dick) Kivimagi, Rochester, Minn., Janice (Doug) Olson, Beulah, N.D. and Dan (Ann) Clark, Rochester, Minn.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: Ryan (Amy) Kivimagi, Konnor, Anna, Theo, Lexi, and Avett, Chatfield, Minn.; Kristi Clark, Austin, Texas; Cadi (Alex) Kiel, Memphis, Tenn.; Tony (Kate) Clark and Charlie, Austin, Texas; Jayden Olson, Lincoln, Neb.; Tim (Kristine) Clark, Aaron and Marianna, Rochester, Minn.; Josh Olson, Beulah, N.D. and Karisa Clark, Provo, Utah, one brother, Andrew Clark, of Henderson, Nev., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
The family prefers memorials to the American Legion, which Charlie was a member of for 69 years or Seasons Hospice where he received exceptional care in his final days.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is in charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310.