Clarence Lloyd Summers (1930 - 2012)

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A memorial service for Clarence L. Summers, 81, of Atlantic, was held at 11a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, was in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence Lloyd Summers, son of Clarence H. Summers and Ida Mae Morrisson was born April 7, 1930, in Oakland and passed away Feb. 21, 2012, at Colonial Manor in Anita.
He grew up in the Elk Horn/Exira area. He was baptized in his parent's home by Pastor Anders Hansen of Elk Horn. Clarence was confirmed by Reverend Valdemar Jensen in 1944. He graduated from Exira High School in May of 1948. After graduation he moved to Washington D.C. to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) doing fingerprint analysis.
Clarence married Norma J. Holben March 25, 1951, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Logan. On Feb. 4, 1952, he was drafted into the United States Army, serving in the Counter Intelligence Corps, stationed in Dallas, Texas. Clarence was discharged on Feb. 3, 1954. After that, he returned to Washington to continue work for the FBI.
Clarence and Norma moved back to Logan, in July of 1955. He enrolled in and graduated from Omaha University in May of 1958 (with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting). After graduation, they moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he went to work for Arthur Anderson and Company. Clarence and Norma moved next to Council Bluffs, in 1959 where he went to work as Chief Accountant for Jennie Edmundson Hospital.
In October of 1960 they moved to Atlantic where he opened up the first branch of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association. He was promoted in January of 1970 and moved to Harlan. Clarence retired in June of 1991 as Vice President.
Clarence enjoyed volunteering for many years for the Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts, Indian Guides and as a Sunday School teacher. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, flying and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Clarence and Norma enjoyed traveling to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Denmark and the Caribbean. They have been members of Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and two infant children.
He is survived by his wife, Norma of Atlantic; three children, Vicki (Ralph) LeMay of Pella, Diane (Mike) Leslie of Shelby and David (Shelly) Summers of Iowa City. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Mar. 2 to Mar. 9, 2012