Susan D. Clark

Apr 7, 2018


11:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at Waterloo First United Methodist Church, 614 Randolph St., Waterloo     


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W 4th St., Waterloo     


Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by the Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail and Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49   


Waterloo First United Methodist Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.  Friends wishing to send flowers may have them sent to Locke Funeral Home.   


Susan D. Clark, 60, of Waterloo, IA died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home of Graves Disease.

She was born May 4, 1957 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Carol Bethke and Charles Shower.  She graduated from Schaumburg High School in 1975 and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University in December of 1978.

Susan married Dennis Clark September 22, 1979 in Schaumburg.  She served as a Registered Nurse in the U.S. Army retiring with the rank of Captain.

She taught nursing at Hawkeye Community College and was a Registered Nurse for Cedar Valley Hospice for 18 years.

She was a member of Waterloo First United Methodist Church, TTT, PEO Chapter JP, and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Guild.

Susan loved being a nurse; her time with Hospice was so fulfilling. She was passionate about helping others from many groups always going above and beyond. Susan's generosity gave her great joy. She had a patriotic zeal when that included her support of our veterans and veteran's organizations. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband Dennis of Waterloo, a son Brandt Clark of Atlanta, GA; a daughter Sarah (Jason Dobes) Clark of Waterloo; and sons Cayden Clark and Lucas Clark both at home.  She is also survived by a brother Steven (Kim) Shower of IL, a brother Michael (Anna) Shower of Waterloo, a sister: Leeann (Frank) Schmidt of IL, a brother Jack (Andy) Bethke of NY and her mother in law Lorraine Clark of Waterloo.

Susan is preceded in death by her parents, 3 infant children, and father in law Dale Clark.

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  1. Georgene and Tom Arthur | Apr 16, 2018
    Dennis, Sarah:  Oh the wonderful memories.  Your family has led one of the fullest lives with more challenges to overcome than any family should endure.  You have given to the community so many professional and personal resources with all your love and understanding, always with sincerity and thoughtfulness.  We will remember Sue in the most found way, her always present smile, that easy laugh, and always a positive unselfish word for others.  Georgene and I are now in Florida, and were not present at the services, but that does not diminish our caring for your family.
  2. Deeann Esch | Apr 13, 2018
    Sarah my thoughts are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
  3. Rodney Cheney | Apr 13, 2018



    Our deepest condolences, your friends at American Prosthetics/Orthotics.



  4. Jon Appleby | Apr 13, 2018

    Hey D

    So sorry to here of your wife's passing.  Thoughts and prayers my old friend...

  5. Tina Carlson | Apr 13, 2018


    Sorry to hear of your wife's passing.  Condolences from the AOPA team.

  6. Bob and Marleen Tonne (Bryan’s parents) | Apr 13, 2018

    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.  We didn’t know your wife but she was a 

    remarkable person.  We wish youn the best in the days ahead with your boys.  You are in

    our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Paul Loeffel | Apr 11, 2018

    Denny "DC",

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Phi Phi,


  8. Rick Churchill | Apr 11, 2018

    my sincere Sympathy and condolances for you Dennis    And your family at this time of great loss.  

    May the memories of her great Love bring you comfort.

  9. Tanisha Durham | Apr 10, 2018

    To Sarah, Dennis, and the family,


    I am so saddened to hear of Sue's passing. I will always remember you all taking me in during dance nationals in orlando, once my mother had to return home. Sue, your spirit was vibrant and will continue to live on in the lives that you touched in your time here on Earth.


    May you have eternal peace and rest.


    Much love,


    Tanisha Durham


    San Francisco, CA

  10. Blair Thielen | Apr 10, 2018
    Dennis and Family, Our deepest sympathy for your family with the loss of your wife and mother. You are in our prayers.  Craig and Blair Thielen
  11. Glenn Hutnick | Apr 10, 2018



    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Although I did not know her from what I have read she was a remarkable women. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  12. Pete and Kathy Scaturro | Apr 09, 2018
    Dennis and family, We are so sorry to hearof our dear Susan’s passing. She was a   wonderful friend and a caring and loving   person. She will be missed by all who       knew her. Prayers and blessings to your    family. Love from the Scaturro Family
  13. Linda | Apr 09, 2018

    Dear Dennis & family,

    My heart goes out to you for your loss. Susan was such a positive & caring person - I didn't know her long but she had a large impact on me in our conversations. I wish you all healing & peace.

    Linda Ireland

  14. Mike and Connie Frisbey | Apr 09, 2018

    Dennis and family, 

    So sorry for your loss,

  15. Julie Wolkenhauer | Apr 09, 2018

    my deepest sympathy to you and your family.


  16. Kim Cordes | Apr 09, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss..Thoughts and prayers..
  17. Bill and Sharon Limehouse | Apr 09, 2018
    Praying an extra prayer for Dennis and Susan's family during this time. Praying for peace and unburdened hearts.
  18. Dennis Barron | Apr 09, 2018
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Susan! My sincere condolences to you and your family!1
  19. Kevin Peterson | Apr 09, 2018

    Dennis, Our thoughts and prayers are with you andyour family. 

    Kevin and Patricia

  20. Steve Smith | Apr 09, 2018
    Dennis  i am so sorry to hear of your loss my prayers are with your family
  21. Patti Paladino | Apr 09, 2018

    Sue and I go way back to our Jr High School years So many happy fond memories of growing up together..while she lived in Longmeadows and we lived in the Highlands we would meet at the easement so neither of us had to cross it by ourselves. I can remember standing at either end from each other waving goodbye so we knew we were both safely across.Sue was the kindest person I know. Its know surprise to me of the carrier path she took to serve and protect and succeed at everything she had set to accomplish by helping people.  My heart is broken and I will miss her terribly. My thoughts snd Prayers to Dennis and her precious Babies she loved so much. RIP my sweet Friend, you have earned your Wings and are now painfree.   Love you Sue.     Patti (Scaffidi) and Bob Paladino

  22. john guldner | Apr 09, 2018

    Dennis, i am so sorry to hear about your wife. If there were any magic words so say, i'd sure say them, but there aren't.

    Just want you to know i'm thinking about you

    john guldner and fam

  23. The Mattear Family | Apr 09, 2018


    So sorry to learn that Sue has passed.  The Mattear family extends our thoughts and prayers to you and the entire Clark family.  May our lord God be with you during this time of reflection & grief.  May God bring a sense of calm knowing that Sue is in heaven and without pain or struggle.

    Heartfelt Sympathy-

    Brad Mattear

  24. Bill Gustavson | Apr 09, 2018



    I'm so sorry to hear about Sue's passing.


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


    Bill Gustavson

  25. Kim | Apr 09, 2018

    To all of Suzie's family. I have very fond memories of Suzy and I as kids. Spending weekends with Mutz, Aunt Diane and Uncle Bill. My mom said she was beautiful on the inside and the outside. Mom  remembers when visiting her as a child that Suzy would stay parked on my moms lap. She was my ray of sunshine, and truly loved by all who knew her. Her smile could light up a room, and conversations were never dull. The girl loved to talk!

    My sincerest condolences to all who loved her. She was one of a kind, a very special soul. 

    Love to you all.

    Kim and Auntie Bev

  26. Bob Stagner | Apr 09, 2018



    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family.




    Bob Stagner

  27. PAT ROLSTON | Apr 09, 2018


    We are all so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing. Our  thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. 


    Pat, Narmin, and Nicholas Rolston

  28. Pat Olson | Apr 09, 2018

    Dennis and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We have so many great memories of happier times with the Clark family when we lived in Waterloo. It is good that Sue has finally found peace and that you can too. Pat, Cindy, Duncan and Ali Olson

  29. Swiggum family | Apr 09, 2018

    Dear Dennis and family,

    So sorry to hear the news of your loss.  Our hearts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Matt and Heather Swiggum

  30. Gina Weekley | Apr 09, 2018

    Mrs. Clark, 

    It saddened me deeply to hear of your passing this morning, but the more I process and prayed to God for the boys and Dennis I had to smile because I know you are now FREE. Receiving a happiness and peace only God can give. Thank you for always being such a bright light in my life. You were one of the most compassionate and loving people I've ever encountered. THANK YOU! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, especially Dennis and the boys! 


  31. K Tracey Shirk | Apr 09, 2018

    Dear Dennis, Sarah, & family,

    So sorry to hear of Susan's passing.  Will be thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. She will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss,

    Rob & Tracey Shirk & Family

  32. M | Apr 08, 2018

    sending prayers and heart felt sympathy to the

    Clark family.

    Maryjane (Strait) Laramore

    Mesa, AZ

  33. Pat Brock and families | Apr 08, 2018
    Ah Sue, finally the release of your ill body. Your family and friends will keep your wonderful smile and infectious laugh with them...always....

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