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Donald H. Clark,   Age 85
Funeral Time: No Formal Services
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    Donald H. Clark, 85
    St. Cloud, MN
    December 25, 1933 – April 29, 2019
     Donald Harper Clark died April 29, 2019, in Chandler, Arizona. He was born in St. Paul, MN on December 25, 1933, and was adopted by Edward A. and Ann M. Clark. He grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Cretin High School in 1951. Don attended the University of St, Thomas for a year then transferred to St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in 1956 studying English and philosophy. After college graduation, Don taught in the English Department of Oltmann Junior High School in St. Paul Park, MN, for seven years. He returned to St. John’s getting and M. A. in theology in 1969.
     Don married Virginia Toms in 1968 and they resided in St. Cloud. He spent his last working years at Great River Regional Library as a bookmobile and delivery driver.
     Don served in the U. S. Army 1958-1961 and was in the Army Reserve until 1964. He was stationed at Ft. Mason in San Francisco and played in the unit band. He was musically talented and played saxophone in dance bands during high school and college. He preferred classical music. His favorite composer was Johann Sebastian Bach. Don taught himself to play the piano and played for his own enjoyment even doing a little composing. He and wife Ginny attended many musical concerts and programs especially enjoying dance programs.
     Don was athletic and enjoyed playing tennis, volleyball and swimming. He enjoyed spectator sports especially SJU football, basketball and hockey. He and Ginny went to many SJU games together.
     Don liked animals and they liked him. He watched many nature shows on television liking any show which showed lions and tigers. He was a supporter of organizations which work to support and preserve wildlife.
     Don’s favorite vacation was a beach anywhere. He and Ginny returned to Door County, WI many times and they also enjoyed the Arizona sun. To celebrate 50 years of marriage, they traveled to Minnesota’s North Shore where they had spent their honeymoon.
     Don is survived by his wife, Virginia; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Stephen and Holly Toms, Denver, CO; nephews, Jason Toms, Los Angeles, CA, Trevor Toms, Denver, CO, and Satha Boyd, Denver, CO; cousins and friends.
     No formal services will be held. Memorial gifts may be directed to St. John's University Student Fund (for scholarships) or the Salvation Army
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