Earl J. Clark, 86 of Culver, Indiana passed away on Monday September 21, 2020 at 8:45 a.m at St. Joseph Health Systems, Mishawaka, Indiana following a brief illness. On October 6, 1933 in Monon, Indiana he was born to Ralph Clark and Opal (Gilmore) Clark. He lived the past 56 years in the Argos and Culver community.
On May 21, 1955 in Madaryville, Indiana he married Norma Jean Risner and together they have shared the past 65 years.
Earl was a Communication Engineer for AT&T and a Farmer.
Earl was a graduate of Madaryville High School with the class of 1951. He was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Culver, Indiana; Marshall County Farm Bureau; and the Maxinkuckee Odd Fellows, Lodge#373. Earl served his country in the United States Navy from 1955 – 1958 as a Fire Control Technician Second Class aboard the USS Ticonderoga CVA14 and the USS Lake Champlain CVS39.
Earl is survived by his Wife – Norma Jean Clark of Culver, Indiana
Daughters – Janise Palmer of Plymouth, Indiana; Sherri Hach and husband Wayne of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Marcia Calhoun and husband Doug of Rochester, Indiana
Sons – Brian Clark and friend Julia Campbell of Argos, Indiana; and Eric Clark and friend Audrey Kelly of Plymouth, Indiana
12Grandchildren 5 Great Grandchildren
Brothers – John Clark and wife Deanne of Chalmers, Indiana; Roger Clark of Goode, Virginia; Gary Clark of Chalmers, Indiana; and Ron Clark and wife Teresa of Lafayette, Indiana
He is preceded in death by his Parents; Sister – Lora Mae Ruddick; and Grandson – Joseph Branch
Friends may visit with the family on Friday September 25, 2020 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday September 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 15315 State Road 10, Culver, Indiana with Rev. Henry Sprunger. Burial will follow at the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Poplar Grove Culver, Indiana with the United States Navy Honor Guard and James Lowell Corey American Legion Post #68, Argos, Indiana conducting Military Honors.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Gideons International; PO Box 97251, Washington DC 20090-7251
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