August 18, 1933 - April 26, 2017

 

Jean Floyd Clark, age 83, St. Cloud, MN, died peacefully Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his home in St. Cloud.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Southway Greenhouse and Floral, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be 10:30 AM prior to the service at Southway Greenhouse and Floral on Tuesday. Interment will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Jean was born August 18, 1933 in Iowa Falls, IA to Leroy O. and Hattie (Gerhke) Clark. He Graduated from Austin High School in 1952 and attended Austin Community College for 2 years. Jean married Betty J. Dudas on October 4, 1953 in Austin, MN. He worked for Kinsman Greenhouse, Austin, MN before moving to St. Cloud in 1956 and opened Northside Floral and Greenhouse with his wife, Betty. In 1978 they opened Southway Greenhouse and Floral and operated the business until 2014. When he sold it to his employee and friend Jackie Notch and her husband Tom to continue Jean’s legacy.

Jean was passionate about his work as a grower in the greenhouse business and enjoyed many hours of work and conversation with his employees and customers. His love for plants and flowers will continue to blossom at Southway Greenhouse and Floral. A special thank you to Kari Dombrovski for her friendship and many hours of assistance over the last 37 years. The family would also like to thank CentraCare Hospice and Joyful Assistants for their unyielding assistance and genuine caring for Jean.

Survivors include sons and daughters, Stephen (Gayle) Clark of St. Cloud, MN; Craig (Shelly) Clark of St. Cloud, MN; Scott (Lisa) Cotton-Clark of Cambridge, MN; Debra A. Clark of St. Cloud, MN; and Michelle (Joe) Wiener of St. Cloud, MN; sister, Betty Johnson of Rochester, MN; 4 granddaughters and 1 great grandson and close friend, Kari Dombrovski of Kimball, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty on July 21, 2016 and brother-in-law, Orland Johnson.

Memorials are preferred.