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Dale Clark

March 6, 1928 — April 3, 2016

Dale James Clark, 88, of Brady, Nebraska, died April 3, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte, NE.

He was born March 6, 1928 in Gothenburg, NE, son of James S. and Sara (Lindberg) Clark.  Dale attended grade school at District #32 , Potter School south of Gothenburg.  He graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1946.  While in high school, Dale was captain and center of the State Championship Football Team in 1945.  He was involved in FFA and G-Club.  In 1946, Dale joined the Navy and served his Country in various locations as an Aviation Electronics Technician.  After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Dale returned to the Gothenburg area to begin a life long farming and ranching operation.

Dale married Betty Lou Miller in 1951 and they had three children - Jeffrey, Rick and Susan.  Betty died in 1974.  Dale married Ardith (Nansel) Sheets on December 31, 1976 and became a father to her six children - Michael, Patty, Chris, Joyce, John, and Clint.  Family gatherings were important along with teaching his family to love the land. Dale enjoyed horses, dogs, and cattle. Dale served on the Brady School Board for many years, the Dawson Public Power District for 41 years, and Lincoln County ASCS for 25 years. Dale was a member of the Banner United Methodist Church and served on various church committees.

Survivors include his loving wife Ardith of Brady, five sons: Rickie J. (Coleen) Clark of Gothenburg, Michael (Heidi) Sheets of North Platte, Chris (Sandra) Sheets of Castle Rock, CO, John (Jeannie) Sheets of Gothenburg, Clint (Christy) Sheets of Wallace; three daughters, Susan (Randy) Schroeder of Gibbon, Patty (Ike) Miller of North Platte, Joyce (Rick) Buhlke of Juniata; daughter-in-law Laurie Clark of Gothenburg; 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, brothers-in-law Glenn Weiss of Greeley, CO, Jerry (Rosemary) Miller of Kearney, Ralph (Karla) Nansel of Arnold, NE, Bob Bailey of Elkhorn; sisters-in-law Frances Clark of Gothenburg, Maxine Cain of Denver, CO, Theda (Lawrence) Coleman of Broken Bow, Shirley Bassett of Arnold, NE; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents James and Sara, his first wife, Betty, his son Jeff Clark; brothers, Roger and Van Clark, his sister Betty Weiss, his sisters-in-law Imogene Bailey, Fern LeMaster and Eldene Pollatt.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. with the family present from 5-7.

Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:30 am with Rev. Janie Freeman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Peckham Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska with military honors.

Memorials may be given to the Banner Methodist Church or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  To sign the online guest book, go to

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