Robert H. Clark, 96, formerly of Earlville, Monticello and Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Jan.10, 2021, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, for Bob and his wife, Mary, at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello with military honors.
Bob was born May 20, 1924, near Earlville, the son of Elliot and Deane (Lewis) Clark. At the age of 17, he joined the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Bassingbourn, England, flying 53 bombing missions as a ball turret gunner on the plane named Queenie. When he returned, he married Evelyn Helmer in May 1945. Together they had three children. On May of 1969, he married Mary Elizabeth Hessing in Galena, Ill. They made their home in Cedar Rapids, where he worked in maintenance at Wilson's Packing Plant.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Stephen) Otten of Wheatland; a son, Donald (Cynthia) Clark of Cedar Rapids; a daughter-in-law, Teri Clark of Shell Knob, Mo.; 12 grandchildren: 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; a son, Thomas; and siblings, Thomas, Evelyn, Lavern, Helen, Jack, Esther, Kenneth and Paul.
Information available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Cards may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 791, Monticello, IA 52310-0791.