Jerry Lee Clark, 69, of O'Neill died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Pastor Jim Loutzenhiser officiated. Several music selections were played.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Jerry was born on Sept. 9, 1950 to Marion and Edna (Hartley) Clark at Winner, SD. Jerry graduated from Rock County High School at Bassett.  

He married the love of his life, Sandra Jewell on Dec. 28, 1969.They spent most of their married life in Long Pine. Two children were born to this union Rodney Scott on Dec. 4, 1971 and Angela Dawn on April 21, 1975.  

Jerry worked for the City of Ainsworth for 36 years at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.  

He loved music, playing his guitar and joined the Country Drifters Band playing lead guitar. Later he learned how to play the fiddle while traveling with the band. He enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends.  Later, he and Sandra purchased a cabin at Clear Lake spending nearly every weekend there fishing and enjoying life. He especially enjoyed having his grandchildren come who he dearly loved.  

In 2014, Jerry was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.  

In March of 2018, he and Sandra moved to O’Neill to be closer to family and doctors.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 49 years Sandra of O'Neill; one daughter Angie (Brent) Ertz of O’Neill; one granddaughter Doreena of Portland, OR; one grandson Brandon of O’Neill; two step-granddaughters Cassie of Auburn and Madi of Norfolk; one step-great-grandson Tristan of Auburn; one sister Christy (Scott) Mason of Long Pine; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by one son Rodney, his parents and one brother Glyn Sr.

Online condolences may be left for the family at  


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