Clark Lyman Johnson
1960 - 2021
BORN
1960
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Rexwinkel Funeral Home - Le Mars
107 12th Street Southeast
Le Mars, IA

Clark Lyman Johnson

Hinton, Iowa

Clark Lyman Johnson, 61, of Hinton went to his eternal home on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Hinton United Methodist Church in Hinton. Reverend Beth Odor and Chaplain Devon Comp will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation with the family present will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. There will be a Prayer Service with Memory Sharing at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Clark was born March 22,1960 in Le Mars to Gerald and Joan (Clark) Johnson. He was their second child and oldest son. He grew up on a family farm just south of Merrill, Iowa, with his sister Kim and brother Mitchell.

He was united in marriage to Mary Beth Balius on Feb. 23, 1982. To this union two daughters were born, Bridget and Meggan. Their marriage dissolved in 1991. In 1992, he and Andy met and blended their lives and families together in Sergeant Bluff. He was married to Andrea Marie Engle on April 17, 1998. In 2001, they built their dream farm on the hill north of Hinton.

He attended Hinton School and graduated in 1978. After graduating from Western Iowa Tech, he went to work for Hayes Order Buyers. He then worked at the Heinhold Hog Market at the Sioux City Stockyards until he and a business partner opened Sioux Valley Hog Market. They sold their company to Wiechman Pig Co and Clark continued working for Wiechman as the general manager.

Being outside, sun or snow, was how Clark liked to enjoy family time. Whether boating on the river, snow skiing in the mountains, riding horses, or relaxing in the pool he sure loved when the family got together. Going on trips to Florida with his wife, Andy, during the winters was a high point of those cold months. They also enjoyed trail riding in the Black Hills with friends in the summer.

Clark remained busy on the family farm alongside his parents and brother, raising cattle. Clark enjoyed working cattle on the nights and weekends. He would often take his grandkids on the side by side out to the pasture to check his cattle. He instilled his love of agriculture and a strong work ethic in his children. He taught Bridget and Meggan to show livestock, have responsibility for their cattle and sheep, and hauled them around the tri-state area to show their animals. Clark provided Brandon lots of hands on learning on the farm, setting posts and fixing fence. Lacey had the opportunity as well, whenever she got in a bit of trouble! He helped Lacey learn to drive. This particularly came in handy when Clark would annually forget Andy's birthday or their anniversary and would send Lacey to do his shopping!

Clark will always be remembered for the love he shared with his eight grandkids and the joy they brought him. He always made homemade ice cream for each of their birthdays. And spoiled them as much as possible.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Andrea of Hinton; daughter Bridget and her husband Jason Twedt of Beresford, S.D., and their children Cassandra, Taten, and Jade; daughter Meggan and her husband Michael Reisch of Madison, S.D., and their children Claire and Leila; son Brandon and his wife Lyndi Curry of Sioux City and their son Braxton; daughter Lacey Curry and her fiancé Chris Anderson of Sioux City and their children Parker and Beckham; father Gerald and his wife Illene (Rath) Johnson of Merrill; siblings Kim (Jim) Jauer and Mitchell Johnson; sisters-in-law Steph Goede and Bobbi Engle; nieces Stephanie Jauer-Morran and Alicia Jauer; nephew Jeremiah (Crystal) Jauer; nephew Oliver Persinger; nieces- and nephews-in-law Kylie (Andy) Putz, Kelsey Engle, Whitney (Jay) Bergquist, Dane (Jenika) Goede; and many great-nieces and -nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother Joan Johnson; grandparents Lyman and Ayleen Clark and Harold and Phyllis Johnson; brothers-in-law Mark Engle and Pete Goede; mother-in-law Lucille Hayden and her husband Vint; and father-in-law Joe Engle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Clark's name to the Plymouth County Fair.


Published by Sioux City Journal from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
17
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Rexwinkel Funeral Home - Le Mars
107 12th Street Southeast PO Box 711, Le Mars, IA
Oct
17
Prayer Service
7:00p.m.
Rexwinkel Funeral Home - Le Mars
107 12th Street Southeast PO Box 711, Le Mars, IA
Oct
18
Visitation
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Hinton United Methodist Church
Hinton, IA
Oct
18
Funeral service
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So sorry for your loss.
I talked to Mitch briefly at my brother in law's visitation (Keith Vanderloo) and have thought about your family several times since. Clark was a couple years ahead of me, but remember him on the bus.
A beautiful memorial, and glad he had time for family.
Blessings on all your family.
Kevin Vander Plas
Neighbor
October 21, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.i have lost touch with old friends from school days. I remember Clark. He was the 1st boyfriend I ever had. Fun times back then. Really jogs the memories. He turned into a great man n I'm very very sad with you all. May God rest his soul n give the family strength n comfort. Hold on to the good memories of Clark!!
Nan Long Feese
Friend
October 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Had no idea he was sick. My thoughts n prayers are for you. Rest in peace Clark
Nan Long Feese
Friend
October 20, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Bob and Patty Orban
October 18, 2021
Gerald, Kim, and Mitchell; I am very sorry for your loss. Except for visits, I’ve been gone from the area for 50 years but I still have fond memories of your family. My condolences.
Mike Reilly
Neighbor
October 16, 2021
Dear Andy and family, such a beautiful tribute to your husband and father and I am so sorry for your great loss.
The morning after we lost our father earlier this year, Clark and yourself so lovingly showed up at our home place and provided our family with gifts of food and supplies like so many others which were greatly appreciated and helped to sustain us in our time of grief. Now, upon further reflection, I realize that day was Clark’s birthdaysuch a simple and profound act of love that really described Clarks essence and showed us how much our father meant to Him.
We will cherish Clarks memory and may He rest in eternal peace and may the love of Jesus Christ bring peace and comfort to you and your family in this time of your sorrow.
Kevin Hoefling
Friend
October 16, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. Clark was a great guy who I had the pleasure of growing up with. We were related... but we were friends as well.
Your loss is real and your lives will never be the same. But... with time... they can live on thru you. Keep all those great memories close in your heart. "Grief ... is the price of love".
Cindy Berner-Schlichte
Family
October 16, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Jim Tague
October 16, 2021
I am deeply saddened to hear of Clark´s passing. May he live in the warmth of your hearts and always call it home. You are such a beautiful and loving family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Jeanette
Jeanette (Zortman) Naden
Friend
October 15, 2021
God be with all of you. Clark you were my best friend as children and the memories on the farm from those times will always remain in my heart. This is not good-bye a see you later. We will see each other again in Gods beautiful kingdom. Forever blessed. Donell Mayfield Miller
Donell Mayfiekd Miller
Friend
October 15, 2021
Madison Regional Health System
October 15, 2021
Andrea and family, I am so very very sorry to hear of Clark's passing. Prayers for comfort for you now and in the coming days.
Chris Hostetler
Friend
October 15, 2021
You all have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Clark. He meant a lot to our family with 4-H and the Plymouth County Fair, the Sioux City StockYards, and family friend. May God bless him and the entire family. May he rest in eternal peace.
Duane Hoefling
October 15, 2021
My sister Dorothy and I extend our sincere condolences to the Johnson family. We both attended Merrill High School with Clark’s parents, Gerald and Joan. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Barbara Powell
October 15, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Lori McQuillen
Friend
October 15, 2021
Very sorry to hear about Clark's passing. I will truly miss our phone conversations about the swine market and other assorted topics. Never got to meet him in person but came to know him through ten years of doing business with him. Never met a more honest and genuinely nice person. I will always remember his laughter and great conversations. My condolences to his wife and family.
Mike Howard
Friend
October 15, 2021
I’m sorry to hear the news of Clark’s passing. I always enjoyed conversing with Clark at the local watering hole back in my days living in Hinton. I remember him to always have a smile on his face and every day was a great day. My condolences to the entire family.
Mike Stauffer
October 14, 2021
The last time I saw Clark, he was 18 and full of life at Hinton High School. It saddens me deeply to learn that he has passed....and so young. I enjoyed his entire family immensely over my 34 years at Hinton....truly incredible people....the Johnsons, the Clarks, the Jauers....all of them and their extended families. Sending my love to all of you. Please know that I am mourning with you.
Jane Kauzlarich
Teacher
October 14, 2021
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