Richard Clark Obituary
Richard J. Clark, of Lake City, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Mayo Health System - Lake City Hospital.
Richard was born June 9, 1946 in Detroit Lakes, Minn. to Loren and Lorna (Willette) Clark. He graduated from George Washington High School, in St. Paul in 1964. Richard married Mary Eyrich on June 25, 1964. They later divorced. He joined the Navy in 1964 and served until 1970 when he was discharged. While he was on active duty he was an aircraft mechanic and served aboard four aircraft carriers, America, Essex, Wasp and the Roosevelt. After his discharge he served in the Navy Reserves for six years. Richard married Sundae Warner Aug. 22, 1970 in St. Paul. He worked as a maintenance mechanical journeyman. Richard worked 14 years at American Hoist and Derrick in St. Paul, five years at Derrick Atwood in Red Wing and the last 10 years until he retired at Federal-Mogul in Lake City. He also farmed in Goodhue County for nine years. They moved to Lake City in 1992. Richard received a heart transplant on June 18, 1992 at the University of Minnesota, Hospital and Clinics. He was a member of American Legion Post 110, Moose Lodge and 2nd Chance for Life. He lectured for many years about tissue and organ transplant through Life Source.
Richard is survived by his wife, Sundae; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher and Megan; five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Peggy Schwartz of St. Paul and Teresa Maruna of Coon Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Clark Jr., three brothers, Laurence, James and William Clark, and a sister, Jeanette Schlosser.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be placed at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.