Robert Clark

May 22, 2019

Robert E. Clark, 69, of Bloomington, and formerly of Donovan, passed away Monday (May 20, 2019) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. An additional time for visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Donovan United Methodist Church, Donovan. Burial will be in the Prairie Dell Cemetery, Iroquois.

Memorials may be made to the Northwestern Kovler Organ Transplant Patient Center.

Robert was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Watseka, a son of Richard R. and Lucille G. Dirks Haste Clark. He married Marsha A. Preisser on Sept. 4, 1971. She survives, in Bloomington.

Also surviving are his mother, Lucille Clark, of Donovan; a son, Andrew (Amanda Daley) Clark, of Chicago; a brother, Lynn (Diane) Haste, of Martinton; a sister, JoAnne (Wayne) Arseneau, of Beaverville; and aunts, Norma Sennett, of Conyers, Ga., and Paretta Dirks, of Gilman; along with numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Preceding him in death were his father, grandparents, aunts, uncles and nephews.

Bob was a graduate of Donovan High School and Illinois State University, where he earned his B.S. in criminal justice in 1975 and his master’s in criminal justice in 1981. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat corpsman during the Vietnam War. Robert was a member and past commander of VFW Post 454, Bloomington. He was a Mason and member of the Bloomington Lodge 43.

He was a probation officer in Peoria County and retired from State Farm Insurance Companies after 25 years of service.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bicycling and spending time with his beloved Morkie, Gus.

Bob was described as a wonderful father, uncle and friend. He was the greatest of husbands and the world is dimmer for his loss, the family said.

Please sign his online guestbook at carmodyflynn.com.


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