July 1, 1921 - Jan. 27, 2011
Clark Zerba of Milton-Freewater passed away Jan. 27, 2011, at his
home at the age of 89 years. Memorial services will be Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Milton-Freewater with Pastor Ginger Johnston officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church or the Zerba Memorial
Wrestling Fund through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Mr. Zerba was born July 1, 1921, in Milton, the son of Everett E. and Florence Clark Zerba. He attended school in Milton and graduated from McLoughlin Union High School in 1939. After his graduation, he
attended Eastern Oregon College for two years and studied flight training. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II and Korea. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned and attended Whitman College, where he received his bachelor's degree. He met Marowyn Bowden and the couple were married Sept. 18, 1943, in Topeka, Kan. Together, the couple had three sons.
Mr. Zerba taught school and farmed for the next 50 years, retiring from teaching but continued farming. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, attending Mac-Hi sporting events, but his true love was farming. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, M-F Rotary Club, American Legion Post #24, the Hudson Bay Department of Improvement Company for 20 years and the Walla Walla Valley Farmers
He is survived by his wife, Marowyn Zerba at the home; two sons, John Zerba and Cecil Zerba both of Milton-Freewater; a sister Zona Dial of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Scott Zerba.