- September 6, 1950 - December 27, 2012
- Ankeny, Iowa
of DeWayne's Passing
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“Just wanted to express our sympathy to DeWayne's family. We have not been around him or his family as an adult but holding true to form I have no...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Monica and Will Verros
2 of 16 | Posted by: Jessica Brightman - Ankeny, IA
“DeWayne was the best neighbor and a friend to anyone he met. I know that because anytime he was outside cars honked all the time or they would stop...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Kris and Randy Keller - Polk City, IA
“Tomorrow is my father's funeral. This has been a surreal week to say the least. Many have asked me through the years what it was like being raised by...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Adam Clarke - Waukee, IA - Son
“To MARY FAMILY Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. We are praying the LORD will hold you close and give you a peace that passes...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Merle and Ruth Koedam - Alvord, IA
“Deepest sympathy to Mary and family. May you be comforted knowing DeWayne is with the risen Lord.
6 of 16 | Posted by: Marcia Bauer - Waterloo, IA
“To Mary and Family,
May your fond memories and the caring support of family and friends help you through this sad time. Thinking of you in your...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Elmer & Mickey Koedam - IA
“We have many good memories of our friend, DeWayne. He was a great man in many ways. He will always will be dear to our hearts. Our prayers and...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bob and Eunice Richmond - SD
“Mary and family, I am so sorry to hear of our loss of such a wonderful newphew. I will never forget all the great hugs I always got from Dwayne. We...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Aunt Gert - Rock Valley, IA
“Mary,I am so saddened to hear of this news..........I have so many memories of DeWayne. Being a tenant of his for over 8 years,,,,,,he always knew i...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Erb - Ankeny, IA
“We are greatly sadden'd at the earthly loss of our "Brother" De Wayne. He was always welcoming & loving when we came to see him. DeWayne was to us...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon & Frank Neal - Bellvue, CO
“I'm so sorry to hear of DeWayne's passing. He was a good friend in junior high and high school. My condolences to his family. I'll never forget...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Landau - DeWitt, IA - Friend
“I want to extend my sympathies to the family. DeWayne, John and Linda lived next door to me in Hawarden. The last time I saw DeWayne was in the 70...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: jim utesch - le mars, IA
“I will always be grateful for how welcoming DeWayne was, allowing me to become a member of the family with such grace and joy. He both livened up...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Courtney Clarke - Waukee, IA
“DeWayne:We will miss the conversations we had about the years growing up with me being the younger cousin. You always tackled life with the attitude...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Wes and Margie Koedam - Alvord, IA
“Uncle DeWayne, You are a great man. Your sense of humor was so intelligent. I loved how you welcomed my new husband into the family--you were Eric...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Kore L Miller - Provo., UT
DeWayne Eugene Clarke, 62, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Thursday, December 27th.
A visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny,
Funeral services will then be held the same day at 1:00 p.m., with a luncheon to follow.
DeWayne was born in Sioux Falls, SD, was a graduate of Hawarden High School, and earned an accounting degree from C.E. School of Commerce in Omaha. At age 17, he was gravely injured, but was never a man to allow his injuries to determine his life. He and his wife, Mary, overcame many obstacles. He retired from the State of Iowa and has since been self-employed as a property owner and landlord.
DeWayne loved his family and was a man of deep faith. In addition to enjoying teaching the Bible, he enjoyed math, games or puzzles, and teasing his grandchildren. His spirit will be greatly missed.
He will be missed by his wife Mary, his brother John of Davenport, IA, his sister Linda (Don) Jasper of Omaha, NE, his son Adam (Courtney) of Waukee, IA, his daughter Jessica (Joseph) Hanson of Hutto, TX, and four grandchildren; Chloe, Emmett, Teagan and Porter.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alida Koedam Clarke.