Gene Clark, 73, formerly of Geneseo, passed away in Ft. Myers, Florida on April 11, 2012 from ALS. He will be honored in Keithsburg at the first Christian Church on Aug. 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. At Gene's request, there were no services.
Gene will be remembered as a friend to all he met; a father to Diana Schramm and. Daniel Clark; grandfather to Katelin, Emily, Kristen, Cassidy, Braydon and Adam; brother to Joyce (Swank) Whitehall and Clifford Clark and finally not least of all -- his best friend, wife and love, Tami (Dittman) Clark. Please remember Gene's smile, stories and love of life and the great outdoors.
Please visit: www.dignifiedcremations.com. to leave thoughts and memories for his family. Donations may be made to: ALS Association, 13601 Plantation Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33912.
Gene was born Oct. 25, 1938.
He retired from John Deere in Moline after 33 years and worked winters at Publix grocery store in Ft. Myers for 10 years because he loved people. When ALS took away his ability to speak, he still flashed his brilliant smile to all who had the good fortune of being in his presence.
He enjoyed anything outside – especially hunting, gardening and fishing. Gene is now having a grand time in heaven fishing with his favorite fishing pole freed of all the encumbrances of ALS that he endured these past several years.