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John E. Clark

February 27, 1944 - March 24, 2024
Holland, MI


Life Story / Obituary


John Edmond Clark, age 80, of Holland, formally of Grand Ledge, MI., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 24, 2024.

He was born February 27, 1944 in Lansing, the son of Garnet and Helen (Ekert) Clark. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1970. He worked at General Motors in Lansing, Michigan for over 30 years when he retired in July of 1997. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

John was a very loving, fun but simple person, very grounded in life and loved his family dearly. He was a very giving person and would give anyone the shirt off his back, as long as it wasn’t his Detroit Lions shirt.

John is survived by his loving wife, Liz, of 56 years. Also survived by his children Teresa Schorfhaar (Don), John Clark Jr. (Raby), grandchildren; Janel Haddix-Smith (Josh), Sidney Hyde, and Kaya Clark; great-grandchildren, Harper and Wyatt; sisters; Sandy (Wayne) Smith, Judy (Wally) Peacock, Penny (James) Hyland; in-laws, Judy Clark, Gladys Clark, Cathy Beard, Dan (Pam) Handlon along with lots of nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Garnet and Helen (Ekert) and brothers, Bill Clark and Larry Clark.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, at Fitzgerald Park, 133 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge, MI 48837.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John’s memory to Interim Healthcare - Home Care and Hospice, 1971 E. Beltline Avenue, NE suite 219, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Interim Hospice Care.

Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel.