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James Clark

August 17, 1942 — March 13, 2022

Detroit Lakes

Our hearts were saddened when James H. Clark passed away on March 13. 2022, at Essentia Hospital in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. James (Jim) Henry Clark was born on August 17, 1942. His parents were Charles and Evelyn Clark, but he and his two brothers and uncle were raised by his grandmother Anna Pinn. He grew up in Culbertson, NE and then joined the Navy in 1962 and served on the USS Duncan. When he returned home, he married Sandra (Marquardt) Clevenger and had two children, Troy Clark, and Tammy (Clark) Faimon. Later in life he was blessed with four stepchildren and now we have William (Andrea) Clark, Denny (Kelly) Anderson, Robert (Kim) Stromberg and Joe (Diana) Farrell and all their families. Jim spent most of his life as a salesman. He sold furniture, mobile homes and then cars for most of his life. In 1980 Jim moved from Fargo, ND and became the sales manager for Davis Chevrolet and later with Overvold Motors both in Fargo, ND, but in 1990 he took a job with Neresons Auto and moved to Detroit Lakes, MN area where he spent the remainder of his life. His Detroit Lakes life and home were where he found peace and happiness. Jim retired from sales in 2004.

Jim’s family includes the love of 31 years with Kathleen Blacknik, his son and daughter in law Troy and Catherine Clark and their two sons and three grandchildren in Colorado, his daughter Tammy, and Greg Faimon and their three kids and two grandchildren. Kathleen’s family also includes her son Max and Annette Blacknik, their three children  Katarina, Angela, Emily, and three grandchildren and Marc Blacknik, Jill Larson, and their 3 children and 12 grandchildren. All our families grandchildren and great grandchildren were loved and supported by Jim in his life.

Jim is also survived by his brother Mick (Ann) Clark in Collinsville, TX, their son Mike Clark in Nebraska, Sister-in-law Mary Clark in Salem, IL and her family of two daughters and three grandchildren. His Aunt Carol Pinn in Sioux Falls, SD and her families.

James H. Clark was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Evelyn Clark, grandmother Anna Pinn, Uncle Orville Pinn, and brother Ronald E. Clark.

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

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

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

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David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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