Wendel Clark, 30, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday October 7, 2015 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Wendel was born January 28, 1985, the son of Thomas and Katherine (Bender) Clark, in Fort Dodge. Wendel attended the Fort Dodge Community School District and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 2003.
Wendel had a passion for sports, setting several records in basketball, football, and track, He loved being with family and surrounded by friends. But most of all, he loved to make others laugh, put a smile on their face, or simply lend an ear to a friend in need.
Wendel leaves to cherish his memories his parents, Thomas and Katherine Clark of Fort Dodge; grandmother, Louise Bender of Laurel, MS; six daughters, WenTesha, Whitney and Weneasha Clark; Hailey Hoyle-Clark; Chanelle Dubois-Clark; Jaleya Steinkuehler; four sons, Tayven Altman-Clark; Avarian, Armondez and Wendel Clark Jr.; sisters, Jessica and Katrina; Latonya Bender of Laurel, MS; Jonetta, Tommie Jean, Sabrina, Priscilla, Tamaine, and Renita Clark; Tamra and Diondra Knight; Jade Clayton and Courtney Williams; brothers, Edward Brown, Perry Bender, Glendel, Trevor, Sterling, Thomas Lee, Thomas Edward, Mandel, and Creighton Clark; Lamar Gully; Thomas Lamont Davis; Derek Thompson; Jahiem Clayton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt, uncles, Glenn (Gayle) Clark and numerous friends.
Wendel is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward Clark and Mary Alice Trotter-Clark; brothers, Antonio E. Clark; sister, Lariena Clark; uncles, Rufus B. Clark; Johnnie Clark; and Charlie Bender.
Wendel will be deeply missed but surely never forgotten. His million dollar smile touched us all.
Rest in paradise "Boi" for there is no charge and no pain where you are going and no penalties to pay. You have paid your dues and served your master well.
A special salute and thanks to Belinda Smith-Clark, Thelma Hunter, Jennifer Knight and Andrea Naylor-Outlaw.
Memorial may be left to the discretion of the family.
My Nigga was always smiling he make u see. Real Nigga
My brother my homie my friend I love you dearly and will miss u more than u know. Until we meet again..........
We are so so sorry to hear of the loss of Hailey's dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We can't wait for you to get back to school so we can give you a BIG hug.
Sending lots of love,
Mrs. Menke and the 4th grade class
I known u since 2000 u were a sweet young man when i met u. Your smile was beautiful I say this because when u smiled it would light up a room. U were always nice, kind and respectful to me. U will be remembered by me because of that beautiful smile I could be mad at the world and u would come up and we would talk wherever u would see me and I would have no choice but to smile.
I remember coming to Kathy's (the green house) with Leon or Jackie, n when she cooked she cooked! It was all kinds of food n you had a big ol plate, n was smashing lol had food on ya face n i was laughing at u n u was like Cuz man get a plate good as hell frfr was smiling n smashing!!
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