JAMES M. "CASEY" CLARK

JAMES "CASEY" M. CLARK, 81, of Paulding, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 5, 1931, in Paulding County, Ohio, he was the son of Leo P. and Ethel (Powers) Clark. On April 14, 1956, he married Kathryn A. Buchman; she survives in Paulding. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, and retired from GM Powertrain, Defiance, in 1989. He was also a member of Paulding V.F.W. Post 587 and Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council 2584. He was a 1949 graduate of Paulding High School, a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran and a former custodian of First Christian Church, Paulding. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Clark of Paulding; three sons, Dave (Phyllis) Clark, Ocala, Fla., Doug (Wendi) Clark of Bowling Green, Ohio and Dennis (Tammy) Clark of Paulding; two daughters, Barb (Keith) Smith of Toledo, Ohio and Kathy Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio; four sisters, Rita Weber of Defiance, Mary Hoelderle of Payne, Jean (Frank) Cashman and Joan Clark, both of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Adam (Brittany) Smith, Kiel Clark, Andy Smith, Megan Clark, Alex Smith, Sara Clark, and Rachel Clark; and three great-grandchildren, Ashton, Olivia and Emmalina Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Patrick and John Clark. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow service in Live Oak Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Paulding V.F.W. Post 587. Donations may be made to Masses or Caring & Sharing Food Pantry. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 27, 2012