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Expanded Eulogies

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Stanley Clark

Stanley Andrew Clark, 67, of Emily, Minnesota, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 1, 2016.

He was born Nov. 18, 1948, to the Reverend Douglas Alan Clark and Ruth Campbell Clark in Oneonta, New York.

His early childhood years were spent in Morris, New York, and Hoopeston, Illinois.

Stanley graduated from high school in Plainview, Texas in 1965, and earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology with honors from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

He married fellow Wheaton graduate Susan Lou Carlton on June 3, 1969, the day after their graduation.

They honeymooned in Emily, Minnesota, where they eventually retired.

Stanley was awarded a full scholarship for doctoral studies at the University of Florida, earning a masters in 1971 and a Ph.D. in 1973, both in sociology.

He then began a long career in higher education both as a faculty member and administrator. Institutions served included the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada from 1972 to 1974, Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusets from 1974 to 1981, Tabor College in Hillsboro from 1981 to 1995, Russian-American Christian University in Moscow, Russia from 1995 to 1998, Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2005, and Simpson University in Redding, California from 2006 to 2012.

In each of these institutions, he served with distinction and was greatly respected and appreciated by faculty, administration, and students.

He was active for many years in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in Washington, District of Columbia, and the board of directors of LCC International University in Lithuania.

Stanley’s hobbies included amateur radio, collecting license plates, golf, and world travel, but his main goal and calling in life was to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. He was active in church leadership and music in each of the many places he lived, including the last years of his life at Providence Community Church in Crosslake, Minnesota.

He especially loved singing and listening to Christian anthems and hymns.

Stanley is survived by his wife, Susan Carlton Clark of Emily, Minnesota; daughter, Rachel Mohn and husband Jason of North Easton, Massachusets; son, Drew Clark and wife Claire of Federal Way, Washington; grandchildren, Kyra, Karsten, Amara, and Kavan Mohn, and Adelaide and Miriam Clark; 99-year-old father, Douglas Alan Clark of Carol Stream, Illinois; and identical twin brother Stephen Clark and his wife Dawn of Wheaton, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Campbell Clark, in 1987, and his other brother Jonathan Clark in 2013.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Emily Wesleyan Church in Emily, Minnesota. Interment will be 11:30 a.m. the same day at Pine Ridge Cemetery, also in Emily, Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, Stanley requested donations to be directed to the Clark Endowment for Student Research at Simpson University, and be addressed to Director of Development, Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive, Redding CA 96003.

Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Last modified Oct. 6, 2016