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Kenneth Lee “Ken” Clark

Birth Date: October 28, 1950
Death Date: December 24, 2017

Decatur – Kenneth Lee “Ken” Clark, 67, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017.
Ken was born October 28, 1950, in Peoria, IL, the son of Kenneth B. and Ruth V. (Summers) Clark. Ken worked in supervision and as a planner at Mueller Co. until retiring in 2015. He was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Decatur where he served as a deacon. He also owned and operated Clean Cut Service, a painting and handyman service which Ken started after he retired from Mueller’s. He married Vickie R. Teel June 23, 1974 in Morton, IL.
Surviving is his wife, Vickie of Decatur; sons: Chad Clark of Stonington and Casey Clark of Chicago; grandchildren: Lily Anne, Abby Gale, and Tanis Eoin; sisters: Gloria Hosler of Bartonville, Carol (Jerry) Thomas of Bartonville, and Pat Briggs of Mapleton; nieces and nephews: Karla (Kevin) Nelson, Larry (Sharon) Hosler, Eric (Lisa) Clark, Troy Thomas, Randy (Jarilyn) Thomas, Judy Hosler, Terri Baker, and Jarrod (Kyleanne) Briggs; brother-in-law, Ricky (Julie) Teel of Morton; along with extended family and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert William Clark and brothers-in-law, Lloyd Hosler and Randy Teel.
Services to celebrate Ken’s life will be at 12 PM Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Glad Tidings Church, Decatur; visitation will begin at 11 AM in the church. Burial will take place at a later date.
Ken was a selfless man, committed to his family, his service to the church, his employees and to everyone else as he was always willing to lend a hand.
Cremation services provided by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Celebration of Life
December 30, 2017
12:00 pm
GT Church
500 S. 27 St. Decatur, IL 62521
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December 30, 2017
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  1. Ken was a wonderful man who will be missed. We were with him and Vickie on Friday night and had a very nice visit. Very glad we were able to say goodbye that night. Love to his family.

  2. We were shocked and saddened to learn of Ken's untimely death. We first met him when we hired Clean Cut Service to paint our house in the summer of 2016. We were favorably impressed with him and how well he managed his employees. We were so pleased with him and his business that we recommended Clean Cut Services to several friends. We know he'll be missed. We offer our prayers for the family's comfort and peace. Paul and Verlyn Rosenberger

  3. Our kids will never forget the endless times with the Youth group and trips because Ken made everything fun. Randy and I will miss our friend, fun Friday night dinners, trips out of town, many movies, bible studies, and so much more. Our memories are everlasting. Rest in heaven, my friend.

  4. Ken will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and friend, such a good sense of humor and would do anything to help others, will miss you so much, rest in heaven.

  5. Ken was my baby brother, my friend, my helper and so much more. He was a thoroughly good, kind and caring man. He loved his family, and we loved him. We are going to have such a big hole in our hearts from his passing. I just keep reminding myself that while we grieve, he celebrated Christmas in heaven and had a reunion to beat all reunions! It is so hard to think I won’t be able to pickup the phone and hear his familiar, deep bass voice anymore. I’m so sorry that Vickie and the boys are experiencing such deep loss.

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