TRAVERSE CITY — Clark Wayne Kuerth, 78, of Honor, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at The Maples in Frankfort. He was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Chicago, the son of William and Josephine Kuerth.
Clark served his country honorably as a soldier in the United States Army. He served during the Korean War as a transportation mechanic.
Following his discharge from the army Clark operated a dairy farm with his wife, Carolyn, for several years. Clark went on to work for the Benzie County Road Commission. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 25 years.
In his spare time Clark enjoyed hunting, fishing and tending to his vegetable garden. Most of all, he loved to spend time with is family.
On Jan. 4, 1963, in Beulah, Clark married Carolyn Kuerth, who survives him. He is also survived by his children, Pollyanna (Robert Jr.) Gero, of Lebanon, Ill., and Benjamin (Yelena) Gerald Kuerth, of Groton, Conn.; two grandsons, Joshua and Caleb Drake, of Lebanon, Ill.; and three siblings, Bernie Kuerth, of Interlochen, Bill Kuerth, of Muskegon, and JoAnne Link, of Pennsylvania.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Susan Higgins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah, with the Reverend Daniel E. Furman officiating. Interment will take place in the Champion Hill Cemetery in Honor in the spring. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah is in charge of arrangements; www.bennett-barzfuneralhome.com.