Randall Wayne Clark

Randall Wayne Clark, 62, of Easton, Kan., passed away, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. He was born on Sept. 21, 1952, in Camanche, Iowa, the son of Dale and Betty (Sanders) Clark.

Randall Clark

Shortly after graduating high school, Randy was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served with the 802nd Engineers, C-Company and was stationed at Camp Humphries, South Korea. Randall was honorably discharged in 1974 after finishing his military service at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Immediately after discharge, Randy began his successful life long career of 34 years as a Correctional Officer at the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. For 11 years he proudly sponsored the Native American groups at the prison. After 34 years of respected service, Randy retired as a Correctional Counselor.

During his brief time at Ft. Leavenworth, he met his wife of 41 years, Peggy Wagner. She survives at the home. In the fall of 1975, Randy and Peggy had their only child, Nicholas. In 1996, Randy welcomed his daughter-in-law, Wendy Thrasher into his family whom he treated and loved like the daughter he never had. Randy became “Papa” in 1996 when his first grandson Ronnie came into his life. In December of 1996, he was blessed with his second grandson, Tristan. From this point on, these 2 boys were the most important part of his life. No obligations or destinations were important unless it involved his grandsons. He is also survived by two brothers, David and Alan (Linda) Clark; two brother in-laws, Kenny (Theresa) Wagner and James (Rhetta) Wagner; a sister-in-law, Susan Griffee; many nieces and nephews; and his cat, Patches.

Randy was a man of few hobbies, but was very proud of his 1958 Ford Fairlane, and his antique Auburn rubber toy collection. Most of all, Papa’s most important hobby was spoiling his two grandsons. Randy was most known for making anyone around him laugh. His social skills were very honed and he would always have a story to tell. But most of all he was known for his big heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his in-laws, Eleanor and Eugene “Bud” Wagner.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Saint Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Saint Lawrence Catholic Church.