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James Clary, Sr.

James Charles "Jim" Clary, Sr.

August 17, 1932 - December 9, 2020
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Obituary

James “Jim” Charles Clary Sr., 88, of Clinton, Iowa passed away peacefully at the Alverno on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Funeral services occur at 12 pm on Tuesday, December 15, at Lemke Funeral Homes – North Chapel (2304 N. Second St.). A visitation occurs two-hours prior from 10 am until the service hour at the Funeral Home. Burial takes place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Jim was born August 17, 1932 in Welton, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Mary Carmella (Spain) Clary. He served in the U.S. Air Force, as a Flight Tech, and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Jim was united in marriage to Peggy Parker on November 26, 1952 San Antonio, Texas - Peggy passed
away in 2006.

Jim was a Union Carpenter for 40 years and also owned and operated Clary’s Collectibles and “The Poltergeist Pub” in Clinton.

Jim loved being outdoors, especially fishing, which he did year round on the Mississippi River. He also loved having fish fry’s and socializing with family and friends. He enjoyed dancing with his wife and playing both bingo and card games. At Church he loved singing the praises of Jesus during services. Above all, he loved his family very much and will be greatly missed.

Jim is survived by two daughters - Mary Christina “Chris” (Craig) Kimball of Unadilla, NE and Lisa (Jerry) Lehr of Clinton; one son - James “Jim” (Mary) Clary, Jr. of Clinton; one brother - Donal “Richard” (Marianne) Clary of Tempe, AZ; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife – Peggy and two brothers – Bob and Paul.

Memorials made can be directed to the family.

Fond memories and condolencefor Jim’s family may be shared at www.lemkefuneralhomes.com, obituary page.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday December 15, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - North Chapel
    Address
    2304 North 2nd Street
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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  • Service

    Tuesday December 15, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday December 15, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - North Chapel
    Address
    2304 North 2nd Street
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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  • Interment

    Location
    Clinton Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Jim & Gayle Fieberg, Tempe, Arizona

Posted at 11:43am
Jim Clary was a great guy, happy and friendly. His carpentry skills were top-notch. We all appreciated Jim's devotion to family. Rest In Peace.
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Beth (Clary) Roberts

Posted at 12:06pm
With loving memories of Uncle Jim Clary.
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Beth Roberts

Posted at 12:02pm
Some of my best memories of time spent in Clinton are when we were enjoying nature with Uncle Jim. He would take us fishing on the river, driving through the countryside, and host backyard barbecues at the big, beautiful white house I so fondly remember from my childhood. I always felt so welcomed there. Uncle Jim's ability to make everyone laugh, even when he wasn't really trying, is indicative of his sweet and loving spirit. His love and humor were a precious gift to me. Much love to Jimmy, Chrissy, and Lisa.
Your cousin, Beth (Clary) Roberts
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Tomgoodman@cox.net

Posted at 05:46pm
Jim and Mary, Sorry to hear about your Dad, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope all well with you and family, we think of you often. Sincerely Tom & Sandy Goodman
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Mark and Susan Hutson

Posted at 11:09am
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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