John Eric Clarke - February 25, 2013
John Eric Clarke, 43, of Lincoln, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Lincoln. He was born May 11, 1969, in Auburn to Roger and Nancy (Epler) Clarke.
Clarke was a graduate of Auburn High School. He was a member of Capital City Christian Church, N-Club and a former Husker football player. Clarke was a Lincoln Police Department K-9 officer and statewide certification trainer.
Survivors are his wife, Lisa Lannin-Clarke; daughters, Chayse and Hope Clarke; son, Colton Clarke, all of Lincoln; mother, Nancy Clarke, Lincoln; brother, Roger Tim Clarke, Brock; brother-in-law, Brent (Anna) Lannin, Malcolm, Neb., John (Amy) Lannin, Columbia, Mo., Thomas (Heather) Lannin, Lincoln; parents-in-law, Gordon (Karen) Lannin, Murdock, Neb.; aunts and uncles, Marilyn (Ben) Wade, Bette (Jerry) LaVigne, Dale (Marietta) Epler, Joe (Linda) Epler, John (Mary) Epler, Sid (Carol) Bruggeman, Robert Lannin, Judy (Bob) O’Brien, and Randi (Keith) Weber; nieces and nephews, Jacob Clarke, Sophia Lannin, Rachel Lannin, Elizabeth Lannin, Justin Lannin, Taylor Lannin and Grant Lannin; many cousins and K-9, Remo; He was preceded in death by his father, Roger and his grandparents.
Funeral service will be Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. Friday at Capitol City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege St. with Pastor Rusty Miller and Pastor Bill Thornton officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Capitol City Christian Church, Special Olympics and Clarke Children Education Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank.
Visitation is Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Roper and Sons, 4300 O St., Lincoln.
Condolences may be left online at roperandsons.com.
Roper and Sons, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements.