Clark Perry Reed

Clark Perry Reed
February 6, 1932 ~ March 26, 2020

Age 88 years of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 26, 2020. Clark was born in Thurman, Iowa on February 6, 1932 to Curt and Mary Reed.

He was born and raised in Thurman and graduated from Thurman High School in 1949. He served in the Korean War, he was a medic in the 9th Infantry Battalion, “Home of the Manchu Medics.” After the war ended in 1953, he would return home to attend Peru State College and graduate with a Business Degree. He would spend his summers driving a bus in Yellow Stone National Park, where he would meet his future wife, Vera LaDean Murdock. He started traveling, selling software with his friend Bob, working at Mutual of Omaha. Then he would work for Douglas County as a Systems Programmer from July 1976-May 1998. He enjoyed coyote hunting with his brother, Gale. His real passion was flying his Ultralight Eagle XL, he would have 3 throughout the years. He was a member of the Omaha Chapter, “Drag-on-Flyers”.

Clark was an exceptional human being. He was kind and soft spoken. He was always on the go and helping others. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His love and dedication were unparalleled. He was always taking the missionaries to dinner or mowing the yards of members that were unable to. He worked in the Genealogy Center for 10 years and spent 4 days a week as a temple worker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera LaDean; parents, Curt and Mary Reed; brother, Gale and Elbert Reed; sister, Veda Reed-Hume-Hilding; daughter, Coralee Reed-Krings. He is survived by his children, Carey Reed (Denise) Cindy Huey (Gene), Scott Reed (Krista), Corey Reed (Juli), Christina Reed, Vickie Vincent, Scottie Reed (Andrea), Katie Reed, Joseph Reed; nieces, nephews, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service: Monday, March 30th at 11am, West Center Chapel.
Interment: Thurman, Iowa Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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  • Connie Coe Posted March 28, 2020 9:54 am

    He will be missed and truly made his mark.

  • Lindsey Morehead Posted March 28, 2020 10:17 am

    We will miss you so much!!! May you shine over all of us. 🙏

  • Mary Lynn Fowler Posted March 28, 2020 10:52 am

    So sorry for your loss. Got to know Clark when he would come over to watch Corey build our deck.He was fun to visit with and did not miss one board …Kinda the job “FOREMAN”……I am sure he will hovering over our skies in his Ultralight keeping an eye on all……Thoughts and prayers …….Mary

  • Mary Lynn Fowler Posted March 28, 2020 10:59 am

    So sorry for your loss. Got to know Clark when he would come over to watch Corey build our new deck. Really enjoyed chatting with him. I am sure he is flying in a Ultralight now watching over all. Thoughts and prayers. Mary

  • Beth Slater Posted March 28, 2020 12:13 pm

    So sorry to hear about Clarke. He was a one of a kind. So caring, so thoughtful and absolutely hilarious. His infectious smile and witty stories will be sorely missed. Clarke was always about family, friends and helping others. My deepest sympathies. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad will be truly missed. 🙏🕯🕯

  • Laurie Nielsen Posted March 28, 2020 1:41 pm

    Clark, I just want to thank you for your presence and contribution to my life and that of my family’s. You will be missed but we have so many good memories with you and your family growing up. Sending much heartfeldt love to the family members at this time.

  • William and Lisa Stawowczyk Posted March 28, 2020 4:02 pm

    Sorry for your loss,

  • Chet Posted March 28, 2020 4:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss Scott. Prayers for you and the family.

  • Jan and Gene McCall Posted March 28, 2020 4:24 pm

    Our prayer are with you as you join Ladean on the hill.

  • Mark Baker Posted March 28, 2020 6:01 pm

    Sorry for loss. Thoughts and Prayers to family.

  • Teri Noyes Posted March 29, 2020 8:42 am

    I am so sorry for your loss I grew up down the street from you my maiden name was Travis for those of you that don’t know. I thought Clark was a great man from what I knew of him. I know what it is like to loose a parent I have lost both, it is not a fun thing to go through. I still miss my parents every single day. Your father is with the angles now flying high in the sky and is no longer in pain. Try to have some comfort in that. I am on facebook if any of you would ever like to talk or need a friend or Corey has my number.

  • Pat and Carla Zak Posted March 29, 2020 11:47 am

    We were sorry to hear about Clark’s passing. We’ll miss seeing and talking to him at the river. Fish stories, ultra light fly overs and Chinese lanterns.
    Our deepest sympathy.

  • Dan Kayser Posted March 30, 2020 8:54 am

    Very sorry for your loss Scott. Will keeps you and your family in our thoughts

  • RON&MARY DAWSON Posted March 30, 2020 11:08 am

    we are so sorry for your loss we were very close to Clark, He was my greatest friend and and very dear to our family. We spent days together either having lunch together or our favorite time together was cutting down trees and splitting up the wood for the fireplace. he has always been an inspiration to me, he was always filled with love for his family. I met many of them in our times together, he allowed me to share that love as i came to know many of you, I will miss him greatly as i know of the great loss he is to all of you. I know he is a great loss to all of you for i am but his friend and my heart feels that loss. I pray for all of your family, I know he is watching over all of you even now. Remember the many good times you have all had and his passing will be softer on your hearts. As all of you I loved Clark. Peace be with you all. If you have need of anything i will be here. RON

  • Trent Lewis Posted March 30, 2020 11:17 am

    Uncle Clark thank you for so many memorable experiences as we camped, fished, hunted and travelled together. To my cousins, may you be comforted and may peace be yours at this time. Our shared memories are treasured.

  • Janet mccall Posted March 30, 2020 1:48 pm

    I am known as” Weenie”. May prayers are with you, clark….

  • Todd and Heather Clarke Posted April 2, 2020 4:17 pm

    He was a great man and shining example. He will be truly missed.

  • Robert K. Barr Posted April 2, 2020 4:50 pm

    My heart goes out to the family, I loved being pelted by snickers when he FB lew by. Also was a great comp AZ non in working in the Winters Quarters Temple, Wonderful, Man Unril we meet again.

  • Dave Lunt Posted April 2, 2020 5:15 pm

    A great man with a huge heart.

  • Lillian Miranda Posted April 3, 2020 8:46 am

    Sorry for your loss. I had the chance to have couple of conversations with him, but that it was enough to develop a great respect for him. He was a kind man who inspired trust, always very sweet. My family and I will always remember you. Thank you for been one of the members of the church to welcome us with warm open arms. You will always be remembered.

  • Chris Sanford Posted April 3, 2020 11:02 pm

    One of my favorite people from our short time in Omaha…great man with a huge heart!

  • Bob Fredericks Posted April 6, 2020 3:53 pm

    Clark was a perfect example of doing so much good in a very quiet way. His love for flying his ultralight is legendary. I will dearly miss seeing him at the Winter Quarters Temple.

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