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|Clarke Ellsworth Seeley
February 18, 1952 – July 23, 2017
|Clarke Seeley, 65, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Oldorf Hospice House, following an extended illness. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, along with a private interment at Hazel Knoll Cemetery in rural Central City.
Clarke is survived by his wife Donna; two children, Darbie and Todd (Jessica); two stepchildren, Nathan and Nicole (Fred); four siblings, David Seeley, Donna Lou (Pete) Clagett, Gail Seeley (Bernie de Leseleuc), Rose Anne (Dave) Steninger; and sister-in-law Trisha Seeley; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Clarke Ellsworth Seeley was born February 18, 1952, to Max and Catherine (Finn) Seeley in Anamosa. He graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools with the class of 1970. Clarke was employed at Rockwell Collins for more than thirty years when he retired in 2015.
Clarke was a master of humor and storytelling, making friends wherever he went. He had a beautiful tenor voice and enjoyed singing with his brother Darrell, in All-State choir. Clarke loved to fish and was an excellent mushroom hunter. He enjoyed cooking, making his famous sugar cookies and tenderloins, and searching for new restaurants to try. Clarke also coached YMCA and Hiawatha Kids’ League sports. His grandkids were his pride and joy.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Mercy for the compassionate care he was given the past few weeks, and all of the family and friends who helped to care for him and lift his spirits.
“Everyone take a deep breath and share the love with family and friends. Reach out to a total stranger and let them know they matter. You never know what battle they are dealing with, and it is the most incredible feeling to bring joy to their hearts.” -- Clarke
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