Jack Raymond Clemons
Jack Raymond Clemons, 92, Donnellson, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital, Ft. Madison.
Friends may call between noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson. Family will meet with friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, Saturday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, with the Rev. Robert Koepcke officiating. Burial will be at the Donnellson Evangelical Cemetery in Donnellson. The Donnellson American Legion Post 471 will give a flag presentation at the gravesite.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Window Project or the Donnellson Library.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.
Born September 8, 1920, in Donnellson, he was the son of Clinton Armstrong and Mary Margaret (Schock) Clemons. On Feb. 23, 1947, he married Eileen Rose Kudebeh at the Union Presbyterian Church in Ft. Madison.
He was a 1938 graduate of Donnellson High School and a 1951 graduate of Parsons College in Fairfield. He served the US Army Air Corp as a Bombardier in B-17s and B-29s in WWII, he served as 1st Lieutenant and later served in the Air Force Reserves until 1957. He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Donnellson, the American Legion Post #474, the George Washington Masonic Lodge and a past member of the Donnellson Lions Club.
He worked as a salesman in Des Moines and Middleton, Wisc., he was the owner of Jack’s Royal Blue in Donnellson, and retired from First Miss Inc. in Ft. Madison. He helped organize the Cub Scouts in 1946 and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Meals on Wheels and Apple Daze. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and his family.
Survivors include his wife, of Donnellson; two daughters, Laurie (Dennis) Dilley of Janesville, and Julie (Timothy) Rider of Lomax, Ill.; two sons, John (Kim) Clemons of Springville, Utah and Matthew Clemons of Cedar Rapids, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.