Robert E. Clack, 89, of Geneseo, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services celebrating his life were held Sunday,?Dec. 11, at Geneseo Evangelical Free Church. The Rev. Greg Chenoweth officiated. A visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 11 prior to services at the church. Additional funeral services and burial were held in DeKalb, Texas Wednesday, Dec. 14, with burial in the Sandhill Cemetery, Sandhill,?Texas. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Evangelical Free Church or the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City, Iowa. Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo assisted the family with arrangements.


Robert E. Clack, 89, of Geneseo, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services celebrating his life were held Sunday,?Dec. 11, at Geneseo Evangelical Free Church. The Rev. Greg Chenoweth officiated. A visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 11 prior to services at the church. Additional funeral services and burial were held in DeKalb, Texas Wednesday, Dec. 14, with burial in the Sandhill Cemetery, Sandhill,?Texas. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Evangelical Free Church or the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City, Iowa. Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo assisted the family with arrangements.

He was born on Dec. 3, 1922, in Havre, Mont., the son of Weaver and Alice Clack. He married Tura G. Meadows on?Oct. 26, 1946, in Siloam, Texas. He attended Oklahoma A&M College. He served in the U.S. Air Force cadettes and Army during World War II. He was a photographer for Texarkana (Texas) Gazette and the Super Sonic Wind Tunnel for the Army. He was employed by U.S. Civil Service at Red River Army Depot and transferred to the Rock?Island Arsenal in 1965. He retired from civil service in 1972 and then was employed by Caterpillar from 1975 to 1985. He was a member of Geneseo Evangelical Free Church where he previously served as a deacon, and a member of the Geneseo Kiwanis Club where he served as past president and club treasurer. He also was past president of Geneseo Community Chest. He enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife, Tura, photography and reading.

Survivors include five children, sons and spouses, Charles and Leah Clack of Cooksville,?Tenn., Dr. Bob M. Ymelda Clack of Simms, Texas, John and Pam Clack of Simms; daughters and spouse, Charlotte and Dr. Carl Brinkmann of Geneseo and Tura Kay Clack of Ganesville, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Tura and one grandchild, Michael Brinkmann.