Leslie Clark of Eden Valley died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 76.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Kimball United Methodist Church with Pastor Lori Artner officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Ebenezer Cemetery in rural Eden Valley. The services will be live-streamed on the funeral home website.
Leslie Harold Clark was born Sept. 16, 1944, in Paynesville to Harold and Clara (Schreffler) Clark. He was baptized on April 7, 1952. He grew up in Eden Valley, graduating with the Class of 1962 from Eden Valley High School. Leslie married Sandra Swanson on May 29, 1968, in Paynesville; she preceded him in death Oct. 18, 1976. On July 27, 1985, he was united in marriage to Judy Schacht Maurer in Buffalo. Leslie worked for 20 years as a plastics fabricator for Circuit Chemistry in Long Lake. He became a member of Kimball United Methodist Church on Aug. 2, 2009. He enjoyed collecting rocks and Native American artifacts. He loved traveling with his family, sometimes dragging his kids to see a historic monument. Spending time with family was his greatest joy.
Leslie was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Sandra Clark, son Benjamin Clark, granddaughter Kayla Hurd, and brother Vaughn Clark.
He is survived by his wife Judy; children Paul (and Luann) Clark of Dixen, Mo., Lynn (and Rodney) Gohmann of St. Joseph, Kelly Maurer of South Haven, and Becky Schmitz of Eden Valley; nine grandchildren: Alicia, Nikki, Brittany, Ryan, Skylar, Derek, Brianna, Josh and Sofia; nine great-grandchildren: Carson, Carter, Annabella, Adelyn, Eli, Wyatt, Jemma, Rosella and Ray; sisters Brenda Neal of Emerson, Canada, Sandra (and John) Christianson of Blaine, and Norma Jean (and James) Hiltner of Eden Valley; and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Schmitz, Derek Fenske, Josh Gohmann, Justin Miller, and Ryan Posusta. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball.