MOVILLE -- Clair Allen Clark, 52, of Moville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Clark was born Oct. 9, 1952, in Vermillion, S.D., the son of Alvine and Mabel (Biesbrock) Clark. He moved to Le Mars as a child. He attended school and graduated from Le Mars Community High School. He continued his education at Northwestern Vocational School in Sheldon, and received a diploma in building maintenance.
On May 11, 1985, he married Joelle Leafstedt in Big Springs, S.D. Together, they lived in Sioux City a short time before moving to Moville. He worked at Knoepfler Chevrolet for 23 years, then at Econo Foods for a short time before going to work at Hy-Vee in 1997 until the present.
He was a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church. He enjoyed working with engines and automobiles.
Survivors include his wife, Joelle Clark of Moville; three children, Sara Clark, Michael Clark and Jennifer Clark, all of Moville; his mother and stepfather, Mabel and Arnie Meister of Le Mars; two brothers, Loren Clark of Granville and Guy Clark and his wife, Kelly, of Sioux City; a sister and her husband, Dawn and Ernie Eason of Orange City; four stepsisters, Debbie and herhusband, Ric Dewolfe of Lake Placid, Fla., Diane and her husband, Steve Harney of Peoria, Ill., Denise and her husband, Jose Gewara of Council Bluffs, and Darcy Meister of Council Bluffs; three stepbrothers, David Meister and his wife, Teresa of Omaha, Neb., Doug Meister of Council Bluffs and Dennis Meister and his wife, Kim, of Galt, Calif.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Evelyn Leafstedt of Alcester, S.D.; his grandmother, Helen Elving of Le Mars; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Southern Hills Baptist Church with the Revs. Cecil Dale, Bob Dilman and Mark Hensley officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery, Alcester, S.D. The Christy-Smith McCulloch Chapel in Moville was in charge of arrangements.