Raymond F. "Pete" Clark

Dec 4, 2018
Clark Raymond news


10:00 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Waterloo 


5-7 p.m. Thursday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service at the church.


Garden of Memories Cemetery with graveside Military Rites conducted by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post #138, V.F.W. Post #1623 and the Iowa National Guard Honors Detail.


may be directed to First Baptist Church of Waterloo (434 Baltimore St. Waterloo, Iowa 50702)


Raymond F. “Pete” Clark, 91, of Waterloo, died Monday, December 3, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center.  He was born October 28, 1927 in Waterloo the son of George and Neva Willier Clark.

Pete was a 1947 graduate of Waterloo East High School.  He married Reta Zempel on March 13, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Raymond worked as a Conductor for the Illinois Central Railroad, retiring in 1986 after 38 years.  

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Waterloo and the V.F.W.

Survived by: his wife, Reta Clark of Waterloo; two daughters, Brenda (Eddie) Murray of Waterloo, Becky (Doug) Shimp of Washburn; one son, Brian (Kim) Clark of Marion; five grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) Clark, Craig (Mary) Shimp, Courtney Shimp, Brandon and Nicholas Murray; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Chloe Clark and Brody and  Brynlee Shimp and his beloved dog, Rocky.

Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Donald and Richard Clark and one sister, Mae Kelsey.

Pete loved his family unconditionally.  He enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing and playing with his grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed.

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  1. Maynard Hatch | Dec 05, 2018
    Pete was one of the good guys and it was a privilage to have been his pastor.  Prayers for Rita and all the family.
  2. Judy | Dec 04, 2018

    Our heart breaks for all of you, especially you, Reta!  He was such a wonderful husband, father and neighbor!  Hewill be missed very much!  Reta, if you want company, i would love to come over when you are up to it! 

    Love from both of us, Dick & Judy

    as well as our kids Laura, Jim, and Andrea (grown up like yours) ❤️

  3. Mike and Lili Cowles | Dec 04, 2018

    Our love and prayers go out to the family.

    Mike & Lili Cowles

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