Clark Tousley 1936 – 2020
V.C. “Clark” Tousley, 84 of Hurley, SD passed away on November 1, 2020 at the Centerville Care and Rehab Facility. Private Family Memorial Service was held Friday, November 6, 2020 at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home.
Clark was born in Scobey, Montana on July 7,
1936, son to Vaughn and Mildred Tousley. He grew up in Scobey and graduated from Scobey High School in 1955. He married to Arlene Hinderer on June 2, 1958 in Elgin, ND, and together, they loved and raised two children, Bryan and Gerald in Scobey.
Clark worked many years in the banking business, at banks in Scobey; Carson, ND; Kadoka. SD and Viborg, SD. He also worked for Rechnagel Construction in their office. He retired in 2010.
Clark began his banking career in Scobey at Citizens State Bank in 1957 where
he worked his way up to cashier and Vice-President of the bank, also serving on the bank board of directors. He was at the bank here un- til 1974 when he and Arlene purchased the Tastee Freez. He served on the board of directors of the Daniels Memorial Hospital and became the administrator in 1977 for many years and was also partner in Prairie Cleaners.
While doing all these things, he managed to be a very capable Mayor of Sco- bey from 1973 to 1982.
Clark enjoyed reading and playing cribbage. He really enjoyed spending time with his family and especially the grandchildren. He loved following them in all their sporting events and activities. He also enjoyed gardening and tinkering in his shop. Clark loved dogs and having them around him.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Arlene Tousley and their two sons and families; Bryan (Maureen) Tousley, Rochester, MN; Gerald (Amy) Tousley, Olympia WA. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Melissa (Nate) Ryan, Minneapolis MN; Michael Tousley, St. Paul, MN; Jon Tousley, Minneapolis, MN and Brittainy (Mike) Pond, Olympia Wa; and four great grandchildren; Thomas and Theodore Ryan, Minneapolis, MN and Kieran and Lila Pond, Olympia WA. Survivors also include his sister, Sherry (David) Billehus of Scobey.