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Stephen Allen Clark, 61, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa passed away March 19, 2017 at his home. He was born September 7, 1955 in Bloomfield, Iowa to Donald Lee and Martha Mae Bales Clark. He graduated from Davis County High School in 1973. He married Cindy Robertson on September 12, 1998 at Lake Wapello.

Steve worked for Hormel in Ottumwa for many years and also served as a union steward. After Hormel, he owned and operated Clark S.A.W. Mill with his brother, Warren. Steve spent the last nine years working for John Deere in Ottumwa.

Steve enjoyed many activities in life; calf roping, hunting, fishing, playing baseball and fastpitch softball, and trap shooting. He was also a baseball coach and coached high school basketball for Davis County with his good friend, Nick Pace. He was a Pittsburg Steelers, Atlanta Braves, and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League in Bloomfield.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Clark; two daughters, Crystal (Justin) Hopkins of Bloomfield, Mindy (TJ) Stalker of Creston, Iowa; three step-sons, Jamie (Penny) Collier of Brighton, Iowa, Jason (Lisa) Collier, Nathan (Nikki) Thordarson both of Bloomfield; 13 grandchildren; mother, Martha (Al Clark) Clark of Bloomfield; sister-in-law, Lynn Clark of Bloomfield; brother, Michael (Teri) Clark of Eldon; two nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Warren Clark.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be at the Floris Cemetery in Floris. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to his family. Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 21, 2017
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