Joanne "Joannie" Clark
On Dec. 20, 2020, Joanne "Joannie" Clark was taken from us to receive her reward.
Joanne Marguerite (Spang) Clark was born June 28, 1951, in Oelwein, Iowa, to John and Marguerite Spang of Strawberry Point, Iowa. She attended Strawberry Point school system and graduated from Starmont High School
in 1969 ("the fun class").
Following graduation, Joannie moved to Cedar Rapids and enrolled in fashion merchandising at Kirkwood Community College. She later worked at Killlian's Department Store and then for Square D Co.
On May 14, 1983, Joanne (Joannie) was united in marriage to Greg Clark at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, Iowa. Following her retirement from Square D, Joannie and Greg moved to Guttenberg, Iowa, where she became a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Joannie had always loved the water, especially skiing with friends and, in Guttenberg, she enjoyed many years of fishing and boating on the Mississippi River.
Joannie owned and operated her own Antique business which allowed her to fulfill her love of meeting new people and traveling to new places. She was also an avid Euchre player and was always very proud of her Irish ancestry.
Special people who have gone before her include her parents, John and Marge Spang (Strawberry Point); grandmother, Caroline Coleman (Ryan, Iowa); sister-in-law, Leslie Spang (Seaside, Calif.); and uncle, Richard ("Tiny") Coleman (McCurtain, Okla.).
Joanne is survived by her husband, Greg Clark; her brother, John Spang (Cedar Rapids); and brother, Jeff Spang and son, Jack (Seaside, Calif.)
Joannie was always very considerate of the needs and welfare of others, and during these times it was her wish there will be no services. Cards of condolence may be directed to Greg Clark, 26776 Great River Rd., Garnavillo, IA 52049.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church (Guttenberg, Iowa) and the Garnavillo Iowa Library.
"Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hands."
Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com under obituaries.