Donald E. Clarke (Don)
April 2, 1927-September 30, 2016
Don entered peacefully into rest at age 89. He was born in Des Moines River Township in Minnesota to Sumner & Millie Clarke. He graduated from Grace Westbrook High School in 1945 and married Lita Ackerman in 1948. After farming most of his life Don moved to Santa Rosa in the early 1980’s where he began a successful real estate career. He married Betty Myers in 1989 and they spent the next 27 years either selling real estate, travelling or tending their substantial gardens. He is survived by his wife Betty, his three children: Diane Carpenter and Ginger Clarke both of Santa Fe, N.M. and David Clarke of Avoca, MN. We will miss his gentle spirit and his sense of humor.
Don had requested a private family celebration of his life in lieu of a funeral service.