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Charles “Charlie” Clark

Thu, Nov 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Charles “Charlie” Clark, 88, of Rochester, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Charles William Clark was born February 20, 1925, in Leyden, North Dakota 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.

On April 5, 1948, Charlie married Erma Sellen. They lived in Cavalier, New England, and Scranton, ND during his years as a manager/owner of grain elevators. Charlie and Erma retired in 1985 and moved to Chatfield, MN where they lived for 20 years. During this time, they enjoyed their winters in Apache Junction, AZ. 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, TX, Gary (Lucy) Hoisington, KS,Carol (Dick) Kivimagi, Rochester, Janice (Doug) Olson, Beulah, ND, and Dan (Ann) Clark, Rochester.

He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Ryan(Amy) Kivimagi, Konnor, Anna, Theo, Lexi, and Avett, Chatfield,Kristi Clark, Austin, TX, Cadi (Alex) Kiel, Memphis, TN, Tony (Kate) Clark and Charlie, Austin, TX, Jayden Olson, Lincoln, NE, Tim (Kristine)Clark, Aaron and Marianna, Rochester, Josh Olson, Beulah, ND and Karisa Clark, Provo, UT, one brother, Andrew Clark, of Henderson, NV, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will be held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield, MN at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 16th. Burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

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