Jerry D. “Tink” Clark
Jerry D. “Tink” Clark

DELPHOS, Ohio — Jerry D. “Tink” Clark, 69, of Delphos, died at 6:37 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born Sept. 25, 1944, in Cloverdale, Ohio, to the late Glenn and Helen (Ditto) Clark. He is survived by his significant other: Carla Gellenbeck, with whom he spent the last 33 years. She survives in Delphos.

He enjoyed camping at Huggy Bear Campground, hunting especially in Canada and he also enjoyed all types of fishing, especially down by the river.


He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 471 and the Delphos Coon and Sportsman Club. He retired from Federal Mogel in 2010 after 47 years of service.

Other survivors include two daughters: Deb Clark of Elida and Theresa (Sam) Clark-Borger of Lima; three stepdaughters: Makala Gellenbeck and Kaytlynn Gellenbeck, both of Delphos, and Piper (Mike) Gellenbeck-Henderson of South Carolina; four sisters: Madeline Gengler of Delphos, JoAnn (Bob) Brinkman of Kalida, Linda McNeil of Lima and Dianne (Denny) Claypool of Delphos; three brothers: Glenn (Bunny) Clark of Delphos, Bill Clark of Rhode Island and Larry (Ginny) Clark of Lima; five grandchildren: Nick Dancer, Nathan Thatcher, Rodney Borger, Ryan Borger, Rylee Borger; two great-grandchildren: Nevaeh Dancer and Audrey Borger-Webb, and two stepgrandchildren: Taylor and Skyler Henderson.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Bob Howlett; sister: Helen Place; brothers and sisters-in-law: Tova Howlett, Nick Gengler, Bill Place, Marie Clark, and Rich McNeil.

Services will be on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. Pastor Wayne Prater will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are to the family or donor’s choice.

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