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Obituary - Clarke L. Streeper


October 2, 2018

Clarke Streeper

Clarke L. Streeper, 90, passed away due to natural causes on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Northern Montana Hospital.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Messiah Lutheran Church with Reverend Sean Janssen officiating.

His family has requested that memorials be made in Clarke’s name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or Messiah Lutheran Church. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Clarke’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.

Clarke was born on August 7, 1928, in Billings, MT, to Frank and Helen (Reed) Streeper. He was raised in Billings, graduating from Billings Senior High School in 1946. He attended business school in Billings for two years, and enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard while still in high school. In 1953, Clarke married Virginia Jones in Miles City, and the couple moved around for a bit while Clarke was an insurance adjuster. In 1962, they relocated to Havre where they remained, raising their three children. Clarke worked for Don Koefod at Koefod Insurance Agency for many years. Clarke and associates formed a partnership and opened Northern Insurance Agency where he remained until he retired in 2015.

Clarke enjoyed playing cards, golf, bowling and fishing; and in his younger years, was a phenomenal fast-pitch softball pitcher, which led to his induction into the Billings Fast-Pitch Hall of Fame. He was a civic-minded man with a soft heart for children. This led to his becoming very active in the Shriners, where he sponsored many children over the years to receive care at the Shriners Hospital for Children. He truly enjoyed his time in Shriners, playing in the Oriental Band for years, including the time when the band won the National Championship. He and Ginny traveled often with the Shriners, and he loved to see new places with her. His kindness and community spirit were also evident in his membership in the Elks and Kiwanis clubs. He had served as Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks and Past President of the Shriners. Clarke was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church. His family, however, was the most important to Clarke. He enjoyed any time he could spend with them, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He spent over 40 years of his life with his family on vacations at their favorite place, Six Mile Estate on Swan Lake. He had a beautiful singing voice that he shared with his family often and sang at many weddings and funerals.

Clarke was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Streeper, brother, Les Streeper, and grandmother Mary Reed.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ginny Streeper of Havre; daughter Kim (Gene) Kenney of Havre; sons Brent Streeper of Houston, TX, and Scott (Carla) Streeper of Havre; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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