Lynn Edgar Clary

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Lynn Edgar Clary

West Des Moines - Lynn Edgar Clary of West Des Moines passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the age of 83. Lynn died peacefully with family by his side at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Hospital after a short illness with pneumonia.

Lynn was born in Hamburg, Iowa on November 29, 1937 to Pete and Margaret Clary. Lynn was always proud of his southern Iowa roots and had an idyllic childhood, growing up in a small town where everyone knew his dad Pete as the town barber. After graduating from high school, Lynn attended barber school in Des Moines and married his high school sweetheart, Joan Bradley. Lynn also served several years in the Army working in the Pentagon and then returned to Iowa permanently when his father became seriously ill in the early 1960's.

Lynn and Joan celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in May of 2021. To this union a loving family of two children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren were born. Lynn was an avid golfer, woodworker, gardener, photographer, Mason, and Shriner. He cut hair at the Waveland Barber Shop early in his career before moving to Squire Wilson's Barber Shop in Windsor Heights where he worked for more than 40 years.

Lynn was a kind and generous man, caring for his family, customers, and friends to his last days. He was gracious to his care team at UnityPoint and we are forever grateful for their support over the past few weeks.

Lynn is survived by wife Joan, son Scott (Suzanne) of Norwalk, daughter Janet (Todd) of West Des Moines; grandchildren Zachary, Tanner, Ryan, Samuel, and Kathryn; great-grandchildren Aiden and Liana; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Kent and Helen Clary, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Arnold and Jeanette Bradley, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. He is in his heavenly home now, resting, peaceful, and watching over his family while whistling along to some good jazz music.

Lynn's family will be present to visit from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, October 1st at McLarens Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. Services and internment of his cremains will begin at 10am on Saturday October 2nd also at McLarens Resthaven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Posted online on September 28, 2021

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Obituaries in Hamburg, IA | Hamburg Reporter

Lynn Edgar Clary

McLarens Resthaven Chapel

Lynn Edgar Clary

West Des Moines - Lynn Edgar Clary of West Des Moines passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the age of 83. Lynn died peacefully with family by his side at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Hospital after a short illness with pneumonia.

Lynn was born in Hamburg, Iowa on November 29, 1937 to Pete and Margaret Clary. Lynn was always proud of his southern Iowa roots and had an idyllic childhood, growing up in a small town where everyone knew his dad Pete as the town barber. After graduating from high school, Lynn attended barber school in Des Moines and married his high school sweetheart, Joan Bradley. Lynn also served several years in the Army working in the Pentagon and then returned to Iowa permanently when his father became seriously ill in the early 1960's.

Lynn and Joan celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in May of 2021. To this union a loving family of two children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren were born. Lynn was an avid golfer, woodworker, gardener, photographer, Mason, and Shriner. He cut hair at the Waveland Barber Shop early in his career before moving to Squire Wilson's Barber Shop in Windsor Heights where he worked for more than 40 years.

Lynn was a kind and generous man, caring for his family, customers, and friends to his last days. He was gracious to his care team at UnityPoint and we are forever grateful for their support over the past few weeks.

Lynn is survived by wife Joan, son Scott (Suzanne) of Norwalk, daughter Janet (Todd) of West Des Moines; grandchildren Zachary, Tanner, Ryan, Samuel, and Kathryn; great-grandchildren Aiden and Liana; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Kent and Helen Clary, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Arnold and Jeanette Bradley, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. He is in his heavenly home now, resting, peaceful, and watching over his family while whistling along to some good jazz music.

Lynn's family will be present to visit from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, October 1st at McLarens Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. Services and internment of his cremains will begin at 10am on Saturday October 2nd also at McLarens Resthaven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Posted online on September 28, 2021