Linda C. (Fors) Clark

  • Born: September 25, 1947
  • Died: December 27, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Linda C. (Fors) Clark, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

She was born on September 25, 1947 to Bernard and Esther Fors in Des Moines, Iowa.

Linda graduated from DM East HS and met Larry Clark while working at Dahls. They married in 1968 and had four children together before moving to Ankeny. Linda graduated with a B.A. from Grandview University and went on to teach at SE Polk schools for ten years before retiring to spend time with her grandchildren. Linda enjoyed retirement to the fullest and loved to travel with Larry, volunteered at Lutheran Hospital, was active in her church, and spent time with her many friends.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Larry of Ankeny; son, Matt of Ankeny; son, Chris (Violet) of Bondurant; daughter, Jenny Adamson of Ankeny; daughter, Becky (Keith) Danahey of Chicago, IL; and seven adoring grandchildren Nathan, Zachary, Kayla, Niall, Hazel, Molly and Colby. In addition, she is survived by her brother, Don (Barb) Fors of West Des Moines; sister, Janet (Jerry) Card of Ankeny along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents Bernard and Esther Fors and her two brothers, Bill and Jim Fors.

A memorial mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church 650 NE 52nd Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313 on Friday, January 3rd at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will be served after the service at the church hall. Visitation will be at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA on Thursday, January 2nd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Taylor House Hospice in DM where she received excellent care.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Larry and family,

We learned today of Linda's passing and want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Praying for you and your family and wishing you peace.

Joe and Jo Ann Naples

Posted by J. Naples - Tucson, AZ   January 07, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Linda passed away. She was a very special lady and I enjoyed visiting with her over the past several years. She always had a big smile. May she rest in peace.

Posted by jackie eastridge - Mitchellville, IA   January 06, 2020

So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She always had a beautiful smile and was such a pleasure to talk to. Linda will be surely missed by her loving family and friends. I'm glad her suffering is over and she is now a angel in the the presence of the Lord!

Posted by Steven Bell - Des Moines, IA - Friend   January 03, 2020

I enjoyed volunteering with Linda at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. My deepest sympathy to your family. I know she will be missed.

Posted by Donna Bishop-Jensen - Polk City, IA - Friend   January 02, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you Larry and your family.

Posted by Kathy Van Wey - West Des Moines, IA - Coworker   December 31, 2019

Linda was a bright star in my life. Knowing each other since our teen years, time passed without contacting each other. A couple years ago we reconnected and what a blessing that was for me. Linda made me smile and I will miss that. I will miss getting her advise and sharing life's stories with her. My heart breaks for what her wonderful family is facing right now. Just remember all the good things you shared with you wife, mother, grandmother.

Posted by Donna Davis-Haddon - Livermore, CO - Friend   December 31, 2019

Larry and family;
Condolences to you and your family. May you cherish the love and memories of Linda and always and forever hold it close. We are in Florida for the winter and will not be able to join you in celebrating Linda's life of Peace and Love.
You are in our prayers my friend,
Jim & Paulette Day

Posted by Jim Day - Norwalk, IA - Friend   December 31, 2019

Will never forget that smile and twinkle in those eyes. Will miss you.

Posted by Mary Harris - Pleasant Hill, IA - Friend   December 29, 2019

She was so special .. I will miss our lunches and discussions to fix the world.
My heart is breaking but my thoughts and prayers are Larry and the rest of the family in this time of loss.
Smile remembering the memories she'll be looking down on you!

Posted by Linda Pike - Altoona, IA - Friend   December 29, 2019

When I think of your mom I think of 2 things: smiles and hugs. Every time I saw her she was so happy and engaged and curious and so fun to talk to. Joy is what I remember about her. ❤❤

Posted by Lisa Salihar - Anthem, AZ - Family   December 29, 2019