Donald Clark Jr
September 12, 1942 - December 29, 2017
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DONALD CLARK JR.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Donald Clark Jr., 75, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family who cared for him prior to his passing.

Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the funeral home.

Donald was born on September 12, 1942 in Muscatine, the son of Donald Sr. and Caroline Gunzenhauser Clark. He married Judi Strause in 1962 and together they had Tammy. He then married Arlene Wolford in 1966 and they had Michelle, Wendi, and Donald III. He later married Patricia Hopewell in 1980. She preceded him in death on December 20, 2005.

Don was a hard worker with many skills and talents. He was a mechanist at JI Case Company, retiring at age 50. Don was a 'car guy' who loved classic cars and enjoyed driving around town in his MG and Rat Rod entertaining people. He also enjoyed gardening and art. He had many talents from car repair to photography and was always an advocate for the underdog. He was a kind hearted man with many friends.

Donald is survived by his children, Tammy Becker and husband, Jeff, of Muscatine, Michelle Mattingly and significant other, David Bloomhuff, of Letts, Wendi Layne, of Muscatine, Donald Clark III and significant other, Summer Rife, of Muscatine, Kelly Hrdlicka, and Amy Hrdlicka and husband, Wes Webber of Muscatine; 12 grandchildren, Ben Becker, Samantha Keefe, Luke Mattingly, Aaron and Aadon Layne, Emri Terry, Audrey, Matthew and Tyler Clark, Micheala and Alexandria Kerr, and Chloe Snyder; 3 great grandchildren; one brother, Craig Clark and wife, Chris, of Muscatine; two sisters; Virginia Lippelgoes and husband, LaVern, of Muscatine, and Sandra Bero and husband, Floyd, of Coleville, California; and dear friends, Arlene Clark Cain and Roxanne Musser.

He was preceded in death by both parents and his wife, Patti.
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Date & Time

Wed, January 3, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Location

Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Date & Time

Wed, January 3, 2018
6:00 PM


Location

Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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jenni poggemiller
Jan 7, 2018

Sorry to hear about your loss, your dad will always be one of my favorite people.he always made me laugh and smile. Always had something funny to say. And always a hug for me before he left the store.. he will be grea... more

Jan 7, 2018
Sorry to hear about your loss, your dad will always be one of my favorite people.he always made me laugh and smile. Always had something funny to say. And always a hug for me before he left the store.. he will be greatly missed

jenni poggemiller
jenni poggemiller
Jan 7, 2018

Sorry to hear about your loss, your dad will always be one of my favorite people.he always made me laugh and smile. Always had something funny to say. And always a hug for me before he left the store.. he will be grea... more

Jan 7, 2018
Sorry to hear about your loss, your dad will always be one of my favorite people.he always made me laugh and smile. Always had something funny to say. And always a hug for me before he left the store.. he will be greatly missed

jenni poggemiller
Mary Sue Cline
Jan 3, 2018

Wendy, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Losing a parent is always painful. Hope you and your family are finding peace in being with one another, Love, Mary Sue

Pam & Rich Thompson
Jan 2, 2018

We will miss u Donnie. Will never forget the years we travelled to Zihuatineo together. Those were the greatest get aways ever.

Diane Vander Linden
Jan 1, 2018

clark was one of a kind. The most loyal friend anyone could have. His passion for people and tinkering with cars and wood were like non other. He was ahead of his time in repurposing junk! I'll miss his smile and love of... more

Jan 1, 2018
clark was one of a kind. The most loyal friend anyone could have. His passion for people and tinkering with cars and wood were like non other. He was ahead of his time in repurposing junk! I'll miss his smile and love of life.

Diane Vander Linden
Brenda & Bernie Coder
Dec 31, 2017

So sorry to hear about Don. We traveled many a mile rodeoing and DJing over the years, where the cowboys called him "The Music Man". Don was a dear friend to Brenda & I. We had many a laugh with him over the years. Happy... more

Dec 31, 2017
So sorry to hear about Don. We traveled many a mile rodeoing and DJing over the years, where the cowboys called him "The Music Man". Don was a dear friend to Brenda & I. We had many a laugh with him over the years. Happy Trails, my friend!!!

Brenda & Bernie Coder
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