Edwin Fred Clark, age 72, of Billings formerly of Brusett, Montana passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, Thursday, April 27, 2023 at his home in Billings.
Edwin was born on December 21, 1950 in Jordan, Montana the first child born to Ralph Edwin & Cora “Kay” (Nordahl) Clark. Edwin graduated from Garfield County High School in 1969. He joined the Navy where he served on the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa LST from 1970 to 1974. In 1972 he married Janet Leeper from Bremen, IN. They had two children, Casey and Dawn. After his discharge from the service, Edwin and Janet joined the family on the ranch. He was a talented welder which led him to owning a welding/fabrication shop while on the ranch as well as in Laurel and Billings.
After retirement, Edwin and Janet spent their winter months in Surprise, Arizona. Edwin enjoyed art in many forms, including stippling, painting, pen and ink drawings, wood carving and burning as well as doing leather work with his great friend Dave West. He also enjoyed family cam trips, and his favorite dogs Gidget, Gracie and Lucy. Edwin will always be remembered for his many stories and expressions. He could visit with anyone, no matter the age or location.
Edwin is survived by his wife Janet of Billings, MT, son Casey (Jill Hellyer) of Sidney, MT daughter Dawn (Lee Schuster) of Billings, grandson Brigham (Jocelyn) Jessen and granddaughter Raean (Trent Lien) Jessen, two sisters: Kathy (Kenny) South and Denise (Alvin) Rich, brothers and sisters-in-law: Sherrie Leeper, Gene (Phyllis) Leeper, Sharon (Gary) Eads, David (Kay) Leeper and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy, mother and father-in-law Helen and Herbert Leeper, brother-in-law Deane Leeper, great nieces and nephews: Kortni South, Trent Schreiber, Cora Beth Meckel, Joshua Eads, Josh Schlosser and Lance Leeper.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at The VFW Hall in Jordan, Montana. Burial will be at a later date in the Nordahl Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.