In loving memory of

Gerald E. "Fuzzy" Clark
January 18, 1943 - August 27, 2018

Gerald E. "Fuzzy" Clark, 75, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday morning, August 27, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of "Fuzzy" from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation and burial will be at a later date.

Gerald Edgar Clark was born on January 18, 1943 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Walter and Erma (Manning) Clark. He married Pat Risden on February 1, 1965 in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union four children were born, Christina, Teresa, Kathy and Johnny, Sr. He later married JoAnn Nielsen Wolfe on September 14, 1991 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Throughout his life "Fuzzy" had worked various jobs. His first job was as a farmhand for Don Miller. Other jobs included driving school bus for the Andrew Community Schools and the Maquoketa Community Schools, as well as owning and operating "Fuzzy" Clark's Fencing Business for over 30 years. He had also worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa and at Camp Shalom for many years.

"Fuzzy" enjoyed playing softball, bowling, and cards, especially Euchre.

Those left to honor his memory include his children, Christina (Ron) Shanahan of Delmar, IA, Teresa Thielen of Maquoketa, IA, Kathy Clark of Andrew, IA and Johnny (Daneen) Clark, Sr. of Cedar Rapids, IA; a step-daughter, Michele (Amir) Khan of Wood Dale, IL; brothers Ron Clark of New Mexico and Robert (Mary) Clark of Zwingle, IA; sisters Darlene (Dave) Densmore of Camanche, IA, and Mona Kay (Tom) Christoffersen of Camanche, IA; 8 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He also had a special friend Jean and her family. He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-son Kevin Wolfe, and brothers Dale, Don and Elmer Clark.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Gerald E. "Fuzzy" Clark memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at


cia wrote on Sep 18, 2018:

"hello text me at hangout"

Marilyn Ruggeberg wrote on Sep 1, 2018:

"So sorry for your loss"

Peggy Head-Costello wrote on Aug 30, 2018:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fuzzy kept everyone in stitches with his humorous ways. "

Douglas Clark wrote on Aug 30, 2018:

"I was so happy that Uncle Jerry was able to swing by during my visit in July. He was in good spirits ? brought us tomatoes from his garden and gave me some solid advice about a fence. I will miss him very much."

Becky Whitmarsh wrote on Aug 30, 2018:

"I was lucky to know this great man growing up with his daughter Cathy. I swear he couldn't open his mouth without saying something funny. And then I met up with him about a year ago and he never forgot who I was. He made a joke of everything. Boy did he have story's to tell. Once your family gets past the why's and what ifs you will remember him the way he would always want to be remembered. The funny man that always lived life in the moment not in the past. I'm so sorry that he's gone but I'm so thankful that I was blessed to have known him."

Roy Wilhelm wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"So sorry for your loss Fuzzy was a great guy.Rest in peace my friend. Roy and Deb Wilhelm"

Steve & Cindy Daniels wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"Fuzzy's Family, So sorry for your loss. What a great guy. The kids always loved him as their bus driver. May the good memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

Angel (Potter) Schiffer, Wyatt and Kyle Schiffer wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"Dear Chris, and all of Fuzzy's family . . so sorry to learn of Fuzzy passing . . deepest sympathy to you all. May God comfort your heartache and keep you in his care."

Andy and Cheryl Clark wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"Teresa & Families of Fuzzy, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Fuzzy. He was a lot of fun to be around and always made us laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Andy & Cheryl"

Nancy Parson wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"So sorry to hear about Fuzzy's passing. What a terrific man! He always had a joke or two and nobody could make me laugh as much as he did. You will be missed."

Connie Bonney wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"Chris and family,please know i am thinking of you all at this very hard time.. I have known you're dad for a very long time.. from when you kids were small to now..Always a smile or a joke to pull on someone.., he was never without words... Going to miss seeing him out and about... Lots of great memories to help you threw this and the times to come...If you need anything please call me... lots of love to you and the family."

Debbie Cochran wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"Can't believe Fuzzy has passed away! Prayers and thoughts to his family and friends! loved playing euchre with him. He could always make you laugh! Fly high Fuzzy! "

Vickie Owens wrote on Aug 29, 2018:

"I send my deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones for your loss. "

Paula Breitbach Otten wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"So sorry for you loss. Hold tight to all your memories, they will help you make it through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless."

Liz Dean wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"We are truely sorry for your loss. Fuzzy was always such a great guy to visit with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. "

Susie Gerischer wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of Fuzzy's family. "

Bob Eggers, Dale and Mary Eggers wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"our condolences to all of Fuzzy's family we sure was socked to here he had passed as we had talked with him a few weeks ago always a fun conversation with Fuz a special person for sure will be missed by all! thoughts and prayers with you all! "

Barb Meyer wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"Where do i begin .Fuzzy you hold such a place in my heart from all the times of joking around all the times you could turn my frown into a smile. Who will greet me with a hug who will call me Barbarella. From all the times of watching you guys play liars poker to all the times of just visiting with you. As the angels hold you close in their loving arms we will hold you close in our hearts forever. You are gone now but not forgotten playing euchure in heaven forever in our hearts i know you will be watching over all those who love you guiding them an protecting them from heaven above. . To all of Fuzzys family i am so sorry. My thoughts an prayers are with all of you. Rip my friend. He will live in your hearts an every memory forever. "

Brenda DeMoss Groves & Family wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"Sorry for your loss Chris & Families. Fuzzy was a very funny character to be around. I know the boys just enjoyed having him as a bus driver. The stories they would come home with. What a very nice guy he was. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ride the heavens on your horse. I know you will be keeping a watch out on your loved ones down here on earth. Rest in peace Fuzzy . "

Lizzie sabin wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"The klossner family will miss you, we always will remember the fun time we had. Make sure to watch over us.. "

Cathleen wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"May you all hold his memory in your hearts forever! Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers be with you during this trying time. He will always put a smile on my face when I think of him as he loved to tease me. Love, Gary & Cathleen Holtz"

Ken and Chris Weuste wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"Our prayers are with Gerald "Fuzzy" Clark's family and friends. May the Lord be with you in your time of loss."

Kathy Shady wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"Kathy and Clark families so very sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven is getting a fun loving man.He will be going up to be with the best.See ya on the next trail ride Fuzz. Kathy and family."

Kathy Shady wrote on Aug 28, 2018:

"Kathy and Clark families so very sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven is getting a fun loving man.He will be going up to be with the best.See ya on the next trail ride Fuzz. Kathy and family."

Beth bodenhofer and boys wrote on Aug 27, 2018:

"Fuzzy drove my kids bus. He was always happy and took care of the kids on the bus . We always gave each other a hard time what a great guy sorry for your loss"

Stacy Hamann wrote on Aug 27, 2018:

"Sorry for your loss I always remember meeting fuzzy at the bowling alley with my dad"

CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Aug 27, 2018: