Arline L. Clark, 91, of Loup City, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City.
Graveside memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Family members will officiate.
There will be no visitation. Mrs. Clark’s body was cremated. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Clark was born on Nov. 9, 1917, at Loup City, the daughter of Arthur F. and Lillian Mae (Lofholm) Elsner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald R. Clark.
She is survived by two nieces, Karen Malkewitz of Hillsboro, OR and Patricia Gibbs and her husband, Charles of Phoenix, AZ; two nephews, Erik Lundquist and his wife, Nancy of Lawrence, KS and Gerald Lundquist of St. Louis, MO; and one great niece, Olivia Malkewitz of Hillsboro, OR.
Arline grew up in Loup City where she graduated salutatorian of the Loup City High School class of 1936, whose class motto was, “If we rest, we rust”. She then attended the Grand Island Business School. In 1938, she toured the New York World’s Fair and was invited to June Week at Annapolis, MD, as a guest of R.H. Mathew, Jr., who later became Aide to the Admiral. She enjoyed a boat trip down Chesapeake Bay into the Atlantic Ocean.
She worked as a clerk typist for the Farm Security Administration in Ord from 1938 to 1942.
She married Gerald R. Clark on April 19, 1942, in Las Vegas, NV. The couple lived in Long Beach, CA, where Gerald was a machinist at Douglas Aircraft. Arline returned to Loup City while Gerald served during World War II. He was killed on Dec. 26, 1944, at the “Battle of the Bulge”.
From 1959 to 1975, Arline was the cashier and office manager for Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company in Loup City. She did steno work on week nights for attorney’s W.H. Line, Sr. and R.H. Mathew, Sr. She was also a clerk on the posting machine at First National Bank for several years and after retirement, she did bookwork for her sister, Marian, at Central Filling Station.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, PEO Sisterhood and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Loup City.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, collecting dolls, jazz music and loved cats.
In addition to her husband, Arline was preceded in death by her parents; and her two sisters, Marian Elsner on July 17, 2001, and Virginia Lundquist on March 6, 2002.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.