2-4:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
9:30-10:30 A.M. on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo.
4:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
10:30 A.M. on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Donald Leroy Clark, 75, of Woodworth, ND passed away Wednesday, January 21st.
Don was born on August 15th, 1939 in the back of the Post Office in Woodworth, ND. He was the son of William and Loretta Clark. He graduated from Woodworth High School in 1957. He went on to attend North Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1961.
He started working for the North Dakota Highway Department in 1961 and joined Mid America Steel in 1964 as a Project Estimator.
On July 25th 1964, he married Judith Lauber and they had three children, Rayessa, Byron, and Melissa.
The family moved to Bismarck ND in 1978 when Mid America Steel opened their fabrication facility where Don served as Manager. They moved back to Fargo in July of 1983 when Don became the Sales Manager for Mid America Steel. He became President of Mid America Steel in 1993 and Chairman of the Board in 2002.
He was elected to the North Dakota House in 2004 where he served as a Representative from District 44 in North Fargo until 2012. While in the Legislature he served on the Industry, Business and Labor Committee, as well as the Natural Resources Committee. He also served on the Board of the North Dakota Credit Union Association, the Board of Directors for the Association of General Contractors of North Dakota, the Central Fabricators Association in Chicago and was a member of the FM Engineers Club.
He actively participated in the Boy Scouts of America and was a longtime member of the Fargo Optimists Club. He was also a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. As an active outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. He had a strong belief in the values of education, hard work, and free enterprise. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a genuine friend, a tower of strength, and one who was loved and respected by many.
He is preceded in death by his parents William and Loretta. He is survived by his wife Judith Clark, his children, Rayessa (James) Baer, Buffalo MN, Byron (Sarah) Clark, Rochester MN, and Melissa (DJ) Lura Salisbury NC, and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Darryl (Nancy) Clark, Dennis (LaVonne) Clark and Joan (Mark) Gehlhar and many nieces and nephews.