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Fred L. Clark

October 12, 1921 — June 10, 2023

Fred L. Clark, age 101, passed away on June 10, 2023 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 


He was loved for his generous spirit of helping people and his playful sense of orneriness. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946. He worked for the Council Bluffs Water Works for 35 years, plus assisted his wife with two family-owned businesses: Helen's Grocery Store and Helen's Tax Service.


Fred was born on October 12, 1921 in Mondamin, Iowa to William Henry Clark and Cora Mae Clark (Jobe). He married Helen Ferris on June 6, 1942. They were married for 78 years, making them one of the longest married couples in Iowa. Together they raised four children. They spent their retirement years in Arizona, where they enjoyed many friends. Fred was a member of First Baptist Church in Council Bluffs for nearly 60 years.


Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Helen.


He is survived by daughters Sherry Pike (Jim), Corky Dishong (Ed), Candy Clark (Steve Srb) and son Fred Clark II (Melanie); 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.


Funeral service is 11:00am on Thursday, June 15 at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home, 1221 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs. The family will receive friends during the hour prior to the service.


In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to be made to EveryStep Hospice Care, a non-profit organization in Iowa offering special support for Veterans.

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

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1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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