Celebration of Life Gathering:
Saturday, September 8, 2018
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
315 Main Street
Malvern, Iowa 51551
Glen Wilson Clark, 86 of Malvern, Iowa passed away September 2, 2018 at his home. He was born September 17, 1931 in Hastings, Iowa to Wilson Clark and Maude Grace Smith. He attended schools in Hastings and Strahan, Iowa.
Glen’s father passed away from a heart attack when Glen was very young. He quit school and went to work helping his mother and siblings through those difficult times to keep the family together.
In November of 1951, Glen was drafted into the Army and began basic training in Fort McClelland, Alabama. In July of 1952, he was sent to Korea where he served for 14 months.
He was honorably discharged on October 29, 1953 and returned home to begin working as a bridge foreman for A.M. Cohron and Son traveling all over Iowa. He then worked for Jensen Construction for 5 years building bridges in Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. In 1975, Glen quit the bridge work and began his employment with First National Bank of Omaha installing business furniture, retiring in 1994.
Glen was united in marriage to Mary Louise Mickelson on September 27, 1955 at the Methodist Church in Malvern.
Glen enjoyed many hobbies through the years including coin hunting, fishing, growing black diamond watermelons, hunting mushrooms, picking wild raspberries, woodworking and walking 7,600 miles on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail after his heart surgery in 1997.
Preceding Glen in passing were his parents, brother, Floyd Clark, brothers-in-law, Richard Beckett and Robert Krauter; sister-in-laws, Barb Mickelson and Tammi Clark; nephews, Rick Mickelson, Jeff Beckett and Steve Lindberg.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 63 years (as of September 27th) Mary “Mickey” Clark; daughter Glenda (Doug) Lantz of Dumas, Texas; grandsons, Jacob Lantz of Dumas, Texas; Jared (Jana) Lantz of Canyon, Texas; granddaughter, Richelle (Jeremy) Camp of Lubbock, Texas; great-granddaughters, Emery Lantz and Paige Lantz of Canyon, Texas; brother-in-law, Theron Mickelson of Malvern, Iowa; brother, Gary Clark of Elliott, Iowa; sisters, Marjorie Beckett of Villisca, Iowa; Joyce Krauter of Sun City West, Arizona; Carol (Tom) Clark of Olympia, Washington; Julia (Don) Ake of Lebanon, Oregon and many friends.
Glen’s wishes were to donate his remains to science. There will be no service or viewing. A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place at Classic Café in Malvern, Iowa from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Memorials may be made to the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.