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05/23/2002 Clifford Park
Clifford Wayne Park Knoxville, Iowa Clifford Wayne Park was born on July 16, 1927
in Knoxville, Iowa the son of Herbert Park and Georgia (Slocum) Park.

He was raised
in Knoxville. He entered the United States Navy in 1945. Cliff served for two years
before he was honorably discharged in 1947. He returned to Knoxville after the war
and graduated from Knoxville High School. Cliff then worked for Elliot Studio for
a few years.

On November 28, 1953, he was united in marriage to Irene Timmermans
at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Cliff served as Marion County Auditor from 1954 to 1959.

In 1959 he and Irene opened the Park Studio, which they operated for two years before
selling it to Ed Cole.

In 1961 Cliff went to work for the V.A. Hospital, he retired on January 1, 1988, from the
Supply Department. In 1990 he and Irene moved to Iowa City. In their retirement
years, they enjoyed the Wednesday Wonders Bowling League. Cliff also enjoyed playing
bridge and golf.

His greatest joy in life was his family; he cherished the time
he spent with his two granddaughters, especially watching their softball and track
events.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, the Knights of Columbus,
the I-Club and the Fairview Golf Course.

Cliff passed away on Thursday, May 23,
2002 at the Knoxville V.A. Hospital at the age of 74 years. He was preceded in death
by his parents and three brothers: Harry, Jack, and Bill.

Those left to honor his
memory include his loving wife of 48 years, Irene, his son: Steven L. Park, and his wife
Linda of Mt. Pleasant, two granddaughters: Stephanie and Lindsay; a very special
brother-in-law, Ron Timmermans and wife Barbara; his uncle, Don Slocum and wife
Margaret and his aunt, Bertie Perham all of Knoxville, and many other family members
and friends.

Services were held at the Greenwood Cemetery – Knoxville, Iowa on Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mark P. Spring, Celebrant. Memorial mass of
Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church – in Iowa City, Iowa on Wednesday,
May 29, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ken Kuntz, Celebrant.
Music was provided by Jim Leu, Pianist, and Patti McTaggart, a soloist.