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Van Gordon Clark, 76 - February 27, 2008


Van Gordon Clark, 76, of North Platte, formerly of Gothenburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Premier Estates Assisted Living in North Platte.
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 25, at Banner Methodist Church, southwest of Gothenburg with the Rev. Janie Freeman officiating. Burial took place at the Peckham Cemetery with military honors by the Gothenburg Honor Guard.
Clark was born July 31, 1931, eight miles southeast of Gothenburg on a farm to James Stuart and Sara Cecilia Lindberg Clark. He grew up on the farm and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1950.
He attended Colorado State University at Fort Collins, CO, for two years then entered the U.S. Army in 1953. He served until being honorably discharged in 1955.
Clark was a regent scholar and attended Kearney State Teachers College and received a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1959. He then attended college for one year at the Wyoming Law School and two years at the University of Denver College of Law, receiving his L.L.B. law degree in 1963.
He began his law practice in Gothenburg in 1963, and later practiced in Thedford as the Thomas County Attorney.
Following retirement, he resided at Brady and has been living in North Platte since 1982.
Clark was a long-time Democrat, a member of the American Legion Post No. 64 of Gothenburg, the D.A.V. Orlo E. Eglehoff Chapter No. 3 at North Platte, F.O. Eagles Aeries No. 2839, and a past member of the Rodeo Cowboys Association.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, James and Sara; a brother, Roger Clark.
Survivors include: a brother, Dale (Ardith) Clark of Brady; a sister, Betty (Glen) Weiss of Greeley, CO; sister-in-law, Frances Clark of Gothenburg; 10 nephews and three nieces.
Memorials are suggested to the University of Nebraska at Kearney or donor’s choice.

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