Howard "Red" Clark
December 16, 1929 - May 02, 2021
Howard "Red" Clark, 91, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood. Burial with military honors will be at the West Liberty Cemetery north of Glenwood. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Red and his family.
Memorials: Directed to the family
Howard "Red" "Bub" Clark, 91, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.
Howard Bertram Clark son of Bertram Vernon and Florence Bernice (McVey) Clark was born on December 16, 1929 in Council Bluffs, IA. He served in the United States Army from March 1947 - October 1948. Howard was nicknamed "Pinky" by the Army cook because he liked pancakes.
On March 18, 1949, Howard was united in marriage to Marilyn E. Clark in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Seven children were born to this union, Howard, Rick, Pamela, Leonard, Bonnie, Russell and Douglas.
The couple purchased a farm north of Glenwood and it was there that they raised their family.
Marilyn passed away on August 31, 1998. Howard then married Mary Fisher Clemens on May 6th 1999.
Mary passed away on May 19, 2019.
Howard worked as a machinist for the Union Pacific Railroad for approximately 40 years.
Howard enjoyed coon hunting with his blue tick and black and tan hounds, raising a big garden, and most of all he loved restoring and tinkering with his old John Deere tractors. He had a knack for fixing and repairing about anything.
He also loved his Country music, with Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn being some of his favorites. When visiting Dad you could find him in his bedroom playing his guitar and singing which he was quite good at. He also loved the jam sessions with his sisters and friends who all played the guitar and sang.
The smile on Dad's face the first time he ever rode in a combine with his son-in-law David at the age of 89 was priceless.
Howard is preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn and second wife, Mary; sons Rick Clark and Leonard Clark; grandson, Joshua Heller; sisters, Doris Sales and Bonnie Hansen; brother, Jerry Clark.
Howard is survived by his children, Howard and Jackie Clark of Hastings, IA, Pam Barns of Glenwood, IA, Bonnie and David Heller of Irwin, IA, Russell Clark of Shenandoah, IA, Doug and LuCinda Clark of Oakland, IA; 9 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Cushman and Sylvia Snipes and husband Glen both of Council Bluffs, IA; other relatives and a host of friends.