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March 17, 2014

LELAND 'LEE' CLARK AUG. 17, 1944 -- MARCH 14, 2014

FREMONT — Leland “Lee” Keith Clark, age 69, of Fremont, passed away March 14, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 19, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel open after 12 p.m., with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7. Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 20, at 1 p.m. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel.

Lee was born Aug. 17, 1944, in Oskaloosa, the son of Keith Clark and Dorothy Pfannebecker Clark. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1963. Following graduation, he worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works as a Field Test Mechanic for 30 years before retiring in 1994.

He was united in marriage to Diane Schroeder in Vero Beach, Fla., July 28, 1984.

Lee served on the Fremont City Council, the Volunteer Fire Department in Fremont and also coached Little League for the Fremont-Cedar areas. He was a member of the Fremont Jaycees, the Kirkville-Eddyville Masonic Lodge, and was a volunteer at the Knoxville Hall of Fame. He organized and ran the Greater Southeast Iowa Tractor Ride as well as organized the Fremont car shows. As a hobby, Lee also restored antique cars and tractors, and owned an auto body and repair shop in Fremont.

Lee is survived by his wife Diane, of Fremont, a daughter; Tina (Shawn) Gallagher, of Cedar Rapids, a son; David (Ginger) Clark, of West Des Moines. four grandchildren; Chase and Corbin Gallagher and Natalie and Cole Clark, two step-daughters; Susie (Elix) Coleman, of Sarasota, Fla., and Beckie (Billy) Swantek, of Brandon, Fla. A step-son; John (Jill) Schroeder, of Odessa, Fla. five step-grandchildren; Travis and Satchel Coleman, Jordan and Justin Shroeder, and William Swantek, and a step-great-grandchild; Satchel Morgan, and a sister; Kathy Clark of Apache Junction, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

As was Lee’s wish his body has been cremated.

In lieu of flowers Lee’s family has reequested that memorials may be made in his name to Mahaska County Hospice.

Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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