Michael “Mike” Clark, 60, passed away peacefully at his home on February 15, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in Pullman, Washington, on July 19, 1960, the son of Ray and Nancy (Claussen) Clark.

Mike graduated from Gilbert High School in 1978 and then attended Iowa State University. He began his active duty with the United States Air Force in 1986, proudly serving until retirement in 2005.

While serving in the military, Mike obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1994 and his master’s degree in orthopedic studies in 1998, both from the University of Nebraska. Following his military career, he worked as a physician assistant at Iowa Ortho.

Mike was a true outdoorsman who loved being in nature. He enjoyed scuba diving, gardening, and bird watching, and he was an avid bicyclist.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines.

Mike is survived by his wife, Rebecca; sons, Ryan (Brandi) Clark, Nick (Amy) Clark, and Dustyn Clark; grandchildren, Anastasia, Vahn, Tatiana, Anora, Inga, Sigrid, and Vara; brothers, Jim (Jimmie) Clark and Dan (Pam) Clark; sister, Becky Clark (Ernie Lesley); his father, Ray (Linda Luck) Clark; as well as other loving family and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Doctors Without Borders or Des Moines Bicycle Collective, 506 E. 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

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Service Details

Sunday, February 21, 2021
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Urn burial
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Adel, Iowa
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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