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John W. Clearman

February 18, 1958 - October 6, 2023

Service Date: October 12, 2023

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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John William Clearman, Father, ­­­Grandfather, Husband, Brother, Uncle and friend to many, passed away Friday, Oct 6, 2023, at home. John was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb 18th, 1958 to George Philip and Jan Rae Clearman.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.) Family will greet friends an hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

John was raised in Des Moines with three siblings. His boyhood was filled with golf, baseball, and hockey. John enjoyed working at Des Moines Flying Service while earning his private pilot’s license. He worked in the petroleum business for many years following in his father’s footsteps.

He had an amazing sense of humor and was known for his wit, intelligence and jest. He enjoyed F-1 and Nascar Racing, Geocaching, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. John had great love for the outdoors and included his grandchildren in sharing his interests and exploring new adventures.

John was active in many Masonic Organizations including: Past Master of Home Lodge #370, Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of the York Rite, Past Master of Kadosh in the Scottish Rite, and was Coroneted as a 33°.

John is survived by his wife, Kolette; daughter, Jennifer (Natalia, Taryn); brother, Tom and wife, Beverlee (Jason, Peter, Jilian), sister, Anna and husband, Dale (Sarah, Erin, Katie); brother, Jim (P.J., Austin); step-son, Jeremy and wife, Annette (Megan, Caleb); step-son, Ben and wife, Ali (Tayler, Sam, Andrew); and step-daughter, Kathy and husband, Jason (Joel). He was preceded in death by his parents.

John brought energy to any room he walked into. If you didn’t know him at the time, you shortly would, and he would know you. He was always happy to help in any situation, from helping with a lawnmower to being your computer extraordinaire. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In addition, you will forever remember the personal nicknames, anecdotes and hilarious phrases and actions he presented on-the-fly.

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