Clarence Howard Price, 98

Clarence Howard Price, 98, passed away on January 13, 2020. He was a resident of Eldora Specialty Care nursing home, Eldora, Iowa.

He was the son of Steven Albert and Eva Loretta (Sherbon) Price. He was born on Oct. 27th, 1921, on a farm near Ackley. He received his early education in country schools in Hardin County Iowa. He attended high school in Eldora. Clarence married Bonnie Burgess on September 26, 1942, at the Eldora Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry from March 19, 1943 until January 31, 1946. He took his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas then joined the 84th Railsplitter Division. Clarence drove a truck in the Red Ball Express delivering supplies to the front lines in Europe. His division spent Christmas thru January 10th fighting in the Battle of The Bulge. After Clarence’s honorary discharge from the service, he continued to farm in the Conrad Beaman area. He later farmed near Elma, Iowa and Steamboat Rock, Iowa. In his spare time he enjoyed the family farm acreage, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Four children were born to Clarence and Bonnie: Janet, Stan, Lou Ann and Dan. Bonnie passed away in 1984. Clarence married Bernice Johnson on October 12th, 1990. Bernice passed away in 2013. He was a member of the Elma, Eldora and then Laurel United Methodist Church and the Conrad, Elma and Steamboat Rock American Legion Posts.

Clarence is survived by his four children: Janet (Loyd) Patrick, of Stephenville, TX, Stanley (Glenda) Price, of Grapevine, TX, Lou Ann Price, of Anita, IA, and Dan (Linda) Price, of Bloomington, MN; and three step-children Jeanine Drahola, of Scottsdale, AZ, Roger (Mary) Hayden Johnson, of Colorado Springs, CO, and Julie (Clint) Francisco, of Laurel, IA; grandchildren include: Douglas Patrick, Lisa (Dennis) Miller, Nancy (Eddie) Jones, Alex Price & Ian Price; great grandchildren: Trace and Seth Patrick, Justin Larremore & Caleb Miller and Jake & Caleb & Chase Jones and many loving relatives.

Clarence is survived by his sisters: Leona (Loyd) Sword, Shirley (Bill) Dace, Colleen (Jack) Eflin and Loretta (Dick) Hoppe and his brothers: Harvey (Janet) Price and Larry (Janet) Price.

Preceding Clarence in death were his parents, his sisters Joann (Louis) King and Francis (Dale) Zeltman and his brothers Charles Edward Price in World War II, Steve (Donna) Price Jr., Henry (Joyce) Price and LeRoy (Betty) Price.

Memorial services will be held at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, 1209 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown, IA at 10:30 am Saturday, January 18, 2020, with Rev. Clint Francisco officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Eldora Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, January 17, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

For condolences or questions, please visit: www.mitchellfh.com.