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Marlin Clark

Marlin Dwain Clark

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Clark, Marlin Dwain, age 84, of Rosebush passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home with his loving wife Joyce by his side.

An outdoor Funeral Service for Marlin will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2020, with Benjamen Evers officiating. Graveside Services will follow in Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Clark Family Funeral Chapel. Those attending visitation or the service are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Memorial contributions may be made to Rosebush United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at Clark Family Funeral Chapel.

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Marlin was born December 10, 1935, in Gratiot County, the son of Leonard and Thelma (Naegele) Clark. He graduated from Breckenridge High School. Marlin married Joyce Ann Taylor on July 21, 1956, at Alma United Methodist Church and throughout their 63-year marriage the two were absolutely inseparable. If you saw one, you saw the other. Marlin worked for 40 years for the Dow Chemical Co. He started as an experimental operator in research and had worked in the physics lab, as a distillation operator, and finally as a crew leader. He was skilled in four trades: machine repair, millwright, multi-craftsman and master tradesman. Marlin could problem solve any machine malfunction and throughout his career, Dow Chemical received several pump patents due to Marlin’s knowledge and expertise. He was a proud member of the Local 12075 Steelworkers Union. Marlin and Joyce and their family lived most of their lives in Rosebush, and Marlin took great pride in promoting and representing the Village of Rosebush. He helped write the Village charter and served on the Rosebush Village Council for 44 years and was mayor for several years. He was also a member of the Weidman Eagles. Marlin enjoyed hunting and spending time in the woods, especially with his family at the hunting cabin built in memory of their son Spencer. He liked antique cars, auto racing, and hunting collectables. Marlin and Joyce loved to dance. He dearly loved his family and was so proud of his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments.

Marlin is survived by his wife, Joyce Clark of Rosebush; children Dane (Jane) Clark of Mt. Pleasant, Marla Clark of Petoskey, and Jamie (Larry) Richardson of Maybee; grandchildren Jordan (Marc) Moore, Benjamin (Kristi) Clark, and Kaleb Clark, Tieler Niedzwiecki, Taylor Niedzwiecki (Corey), Carson Richardson, and Rylee Richardson; great-grandchildren Spencer, Andrew, Jaxon, Max, Skylar and Loki; special family friend Amy Ervin; sisters Maida (Philip) Roberts of Breckenridge and Nelda Hunnicutt of Ithaca.

Marlin was preceded in death by his parents; his youngest son Spencer Clark on September 20, 1986; and his brothers Orland Clark and Bernard Clark.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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  • Service

    Sunday, July 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 12th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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    Officiant
    Benjamen Evers
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    124 North Chapel Drive
    mount pleasant, MI 48858
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Merlin Dana

Posted at 08:39pm
Joyce, I’m so sorry for your loss. Marlin was such a dear friend to me. Because of health concerns, I couldn’t attend, but I watched the videos of the people speaking at his funeral. You have such a wonderful family. The last time I talked to Marlin on the phone, we had planned to have lunch when he was feeling better and the Covid was over. He was such a good man. You could see the love from your family that spoke at the funeral. They are a blessing. I am praying for you and your family. Sincerely, Merlin Dana
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Rhonda Chapman Horton

Posted at 12:59pm
Dane, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Dad lived such a full, rich life and leaves a wonderful legacy.
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Angie Spaeth

Posted at 04:03pm
Joyce and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Angie (Sargent) Spaeth
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