Charles R. Clark

May 30, 1928 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 90)

Charles R. Clark, 90, of rural Lake City,MN died on Saturday(August 25, 2018) of natural causes surrounded by family at Cottagewood Senior Community in Rochester, where he had been a resident since 2015. The funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday(September 1, 2018) at Midwest Bible Baptist Church in Rochester,MN. with Rev. Caleb Hanson and Rev. David Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Lake City.  

Charles Robert Clark was born on May 30, 1928 in LaPorte City,IA to Vern and Jennie(Faust) Clark. He grew up on the family farm, attended country school and graduated from Geneseo H.S. in 1946. He entered the U.S. Army in 1950 and following the death of his mother was allowed an honorable discharge to return home and help on the family farm. Charles was married on August 11, 1951 in Waterloo,IA to Juanita M. Sackett. Following their marriage the couple moved to the Clark Family farm in rural LaPorte where they began raising their family, lived  and farmed for many years. Charles was also employed at Hawkeye Steel in Waterloo,IA. The Clark Family moved to rural Kellogg,MN in 1971 and then to rural Lake City,MN in 1974 where they continued farming. Juanita was a homemaker and farmwife. Mrs. Clark died in 1975. Charles, besides farming, was employed at Lakeside in Plainview,MN, as a machinist at Goulds Manufacturing in Lake City, and retired from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where he had worked at Methodist Hospital for 15 years. Charles continued to make his home in rural Lake City before moving to Stewartville in 2013  to live with his daughter Rebecca. He was a founding and longtime member of  Calvary Bible Church in Washburn,IA and was currently a member of Midwest Bible Baptist Church.  He cherished his salvation in Jesus Christ and his faith was very importantin his life. Charles was a talented musician who played multiple instruments and was a wood-worker who made musical instruments and many other creations, from furniture to birds. He enjoyed farming, church, visiting with friends and loved time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his daughter and 3 sons – Robert(Teresa) of rural Lake City; Rebecca Nelson(Brad Dahl) of Stewartville; Stephen(Karen) of Rochester and Rev. David(Debrah) of Centerville,IA; 29 grandchildren and 30  great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife – Juanita, his son – James, his grand-daughter Elizabeth Clark, his parents and 2 sisters – Eileen and Lillian and her husband Addison Tanner.

A time of visitation for family and friends will take place 1 hr. prior to the services at the church on Saturday morning. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville.

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