Clarence H. Obermark

Clarence H. Obermark age 78, of south of Greenville, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Smith Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Mendenhall officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 9 a.m. Monday at Smith Grove Baptist Church. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Smith Grove Baptist Church at the Church or at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.

Clarence Henry Obermark, the son of Henry Fred Obermark and Christina Mable Neumann Obermark, was born on May 20, 1942 in Highland Hospital. Clarence was raised on the farm north of Greenville until age 9 when the family moved to the present farm south of Greenville in Mills Township. Clarence attended Potts School and graduated from Greenville High School in 1960. Clarence was a farmer his whole life, including dairy, hogs and grain. He had farmed with his father and then with his son and grandson until his health declined in 2014. Clarence also worked for several years at Highland Supply and later Mills Township. Clarence was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Smith Grove Baptist Church. Clarence dearly loved his dogs, was an avid reader and loved his children and grandchildren.

Clarence and Sharon E. Ammann were united in marriage on August 10, 1962 at the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church south of Greenville and enjoyed over 57 years together, and she survives. They are the parents of four children who survive: Robert H. (Julie) Obermark of south of Greenville, Kristy E. (Jerry) Perry of rural Pocahontas, Sherry L. (Jeff) Hurst of Alhambra, Melody A. (Craig) Helmkamp of rural Smithboro, grandchildren: Lance (Katie) Obermark, Trent Obermark, Addilyn Obermark, Kacy Perry, Bradley (Cayla) Perry, Nathanial Koonce, Emma Helmkamp, Jake Helmkamp, Anna Helmkamp, and one great grandson Case Obermark. Clarence is also survived by three step grandchildren: Jillian Hurst, Jeffry Hurst, John Hurst, and two step great-grandchildren: Levi Hurst and Vincent Hurst.

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Christina Obermark.

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