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Timothy Griffin Clark
Timothy Griffin Clark

VERMILLION, S.D. - Timothy Griffin Clark, 41, of Vermillion, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Hartington, Neb., as a result of an automobile accident.

Tim was born Jan. 14, 1967, in Columbia, Mo., to Jack and Peggy (Stephens) Clark. He married Melanee Olson on April 2, 1996, in Bozeman, Mont. Tim graduated from Lewistown (Ill.) High School in 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, and received a Ph.D. from Montana State University. Tim did post-doctorate work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisc. He was currently employed as an associate professor at the Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion.

Tim had many interests and hobbies. In high school, he was active in band, FFA and sports. Tim's passion for life included music, hunting, fishing, photography, skiing and hiking. Tim was involved in showing dogs throughout the United States. He was also an avid Green Bay Packers, Saint Louis Cardinals and a Fighting Illini fan. Hail to the Chief.

He is survived by his parents Jack and Peggy of Lewistown, Ill.; his wife, Melanee, two sons, Taylor and Tanner, and a daughter Krystal, all of Vermillion. Also surviving are two sisters, Julie (Chuck) Hudspath of Lewistown and Jennifer (Eric) White of Forest City and two nieces and three nephews, Emma and Caleb Hudspath and Collin, Evan and Maia White.

A celebration of Tim's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Lewistown United Methodist Church in Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Timothy Clark Scholarship Fund at the USD School of Medicine, c/o Ron Lindahl, Lee Medical Bldg, RM 202E, Vermillion, SD 57069

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