Clark A Malmer

April 16, 1950July 7, 2018

Clark “Cam” Malmer, 68, of Eldridge, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly and Jersey Ridge Roads in Davenport. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30am, Friday, July 13, 2018 with Minister Tim Scott officiating. A private inurnment will take place at a later date at Whittier Cemetery, northeast of Cedar Rapids. Memorials may be directed to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, 2546 Tech Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722 or Exceptional Opportunities, 119 S Jones St, Algona, IA 50511.

Clark was born on April 16, 1950 in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Joe and Connie (Petran) Malmer. After graduating from high school he went on to study at the University of Iowa where he played center for the Hawkeye football team. He married Mary Bedell on July 24th, 1971. Clark worked as an insurance underwriter and earned a CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) designation. In 2013, Clark retired from his position of Underwriting Specialist with Sentry Insurance. He belonged to several organizations including Mississippi Valley Hunting Retriever Club, Tri-State Labrador Retriever Club (Secretary), and Mid Iowa Retriever Club. Clark was a long-serving board member of Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids. He enjoyed caring for his family and friends, hunting, coaching his children’s sports teams, training his Labrador Retrievers, working on crossword puzzles, and tinkering around the house fixing things.

Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Mary, daughter, Jill (Tony Cedillo) Malmer of Davenport, son, Matthew Malmer of Las Vegas, NV, sisters, Paula Malmer and Leigh (Paul) Stewart, both of Cottage Grove, MN, brother, Mark (Kim) Malmer of Ephrata, PA, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved Labs, Annie, Sadie, and Maggie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and nephew, Lucas Malmer. The family would like to express sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Dr. Constantinou’s Oncology Office, Urological Associates, the Genesis Home Hospice, and Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their exceptional care.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Clark A Malmer

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Jan Briggs Gianni

July 25, 2018

Clark and I went to school together beginning with grade school through High School. I live in California now but my parents sent me his obituary and I am saddened at this news. I remember Clark as a very kind and gentle soul. He always had a warm smile for everyone. His dear and lovely wife Mary is so much like him, with a warmth that makes it easy to know they were meant to spend many years together. My heart and prayers are with his entire family.

Love, Jan

Pat Kemp- Ports

July 13, 2018

Dear Mary and family
I just heard of Clark’s passing. I am so sorry! I only remember him from high school but he was always so nice and kind. Thinking of you all!
Sincerely, Pat

Larry Owens

July 12, 2018

The Malmer Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was your neighbor on Aspen Hills Dive.

Chris (Hasley) Schaufenbuel

July 12, 2018

Mary and family,
I was saddened to learn of Clark's passing but courageous battle with cancer. You two always were such a perfect match. The years had passed by and when ever we would meet, (in HV) you were so friendly, happy and gracious to me. Can't imagine how many lives you touched.

God Bless

Chris (Hasley) Schaufenbuel

Doug Kimm

July 11, 2018

Mary, and family:
Kerry and I were saddened to learn of Clark's passing. God's peace for all of you.
Time passes so quickly since the Iowa National days, and our time with you and Clark. Those were special times that we cherish.
Doug Kimm

Mike & Karen Westhoff

July 11, 2018

Mary - We were so surprised and saddened to read about Clark's passing. You may not remember us from Clark's Iowa National days; that was a long time ago. We do talk about those days and the many friends that were made and the many Iowa National softball games that were played. There were also Iowa football tailgating before and after the games that have a lot of memories. We are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. Cherish your memories.

Joe Adam

July 11, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Clark for several years at John Deere Insurance. Clark was a dedicated and skilled underwriter of the very highest integrity. I especially remember his calm demeanor and sense of humor. My sincere condolences to the family.
Joe Adam

Kelly and Judy Conger

July 11, 2018

We are very sorry for your loss of Clark. Our daughters brought us together as friends many years ago. We always enjoyed our time with you and Clark, Mary. It saddens us that we have not seen you guys for a few years, especially now that Clark has passed. Life is truly too short! We are on vacation with our family so will miss Clark’s visitation and funeral. But our thoughts and prayers are with you all..

Our sincere condolences,

Kelly and Judy Conger

Kathy McClarnon (Weatherington)

July 11, 2018

I worked at John Deere for years with Clark...I was an insurance rater an then in customer service. As a rater we had to go to the underwriters for questions, approvals etc and Clark was one of the few that was always willing to stop what he was doing and help you. I never remember him getting impatient with us bugging him! He also had a great since of humor and that made work so much easier! I'm sure he will be missed and I Pray for the family and friends that will miss him daily.

Larry and Cindie Mccallum

July 10, 2018

It was 1991 (I think) and “The Middle School First Ladies” basketball team was formed by Kelly Conger. Clark’s daughter and ours played together from then through high school in 1997 when they went to state. Our friendship didn’t end then. We kept intouch and are extremely saddened by Clark’s death. He was a good man and cared a geat deal about his family and friends. He was patient (read as redundant with turkey hunting as far as I can tell), and always left the golf course with more golf balls than he started (he liked to look for them—not coincidently sometimes where he thought he hit his—he didn’t play often enough). He was in the best sense a “gentle giant,” and good athlete. We’ve counted their family as friends for over 25 years and continue to be amazed and saddened that he will no longer be around. Our prayers are with the family. (Written by Larry—don’t want Cindie in trouble for my sense of humor).