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Monday, May 26, 2014 8:00 PM

Sept. 25, 1944-May 24, 2014

DELPHOS — Jerry D. “Tink” Clark, 69, of Delphos died at 6:37 p.m. Saturday at Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born Sept. 25, 1944, in Cloverdale to Glenn and Helen (Ditto) Clark, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his significant other, Carla Gellenbeck, whom he spent the last 33 years with. She survives in Delphos.

Survivors also include two daugthers, Deb Clark of Elida and Theresa (Sam) Clark-Borger of Lima; two stepdaughters, Makala Gellenbeck and Kaytlynn Gellenbeck, both of Delphos, and Piper (Mike) Gellenbeck-Henderson of South Carolina; four sisters, Madeline Gengler of Delphos, JoAnn (Bob) Brinkman of Kalida, Linda McNeil of Lima and Dianne (Denny) Claypool of Delphos; three brothers, Glenn (Bunny) Clark of Delphos, Bill Clark of Rhode Island and Larry (Ginny) Clark of Lima; five grandchildren, Nick Dancer, Nathan Thatcher, Rodney Borger, Ryan Borger and Rylee Borger; two great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Dancer and Audrey Borger-Webb; and two stepgrandchildren, Taylor and Skyler Henderson.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bob Howlett; sister, Helen Place; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Tova Howlett, Nick Gengler, Bill Place, Marie Clark and Rich McNeil.

He retired from Federal Mogul in 2010 after 47 years of service.

He was a member of the Eagles 471 and the Delphos Coon and Sportsman Club.

He enjoyed camping at Huggy Bear Campground, hunting, especially in Canada, and he also enjoyed all types of fishing, especially down by the river.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, Pastor Wayne Prater officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and the burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or the donor’s choice.

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