Pete Clark 1930-2021

Pete Clark 1930-2021

Walter G. “Pete” Clark, 90, of Topeka, died Monday, March 1, 2021, at the House at Midland Care.

He was born June 19, 1930, in Topeka the son of George and Vera (Morgan) Clark. 

Walter served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received his B.A. in accounting from Washburn University. Walter worked for KDOT and Pittsburg State University. He spent the bulk of his career as CFO at Emporia State University. He was a member of Countryside United Methodist Church where he was an active volunteer on the financial committee. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club both in Emporia and Topeka. Besides from his family, golf was his passion. In his younger years he was an avid bowler and was simply an all-around sports enthusiast. 

Walter married Gloria Patton. She preceded him in death in 1998.

Survivors include a son, Steve Clark and his wife, Tami, of Lawrence; his companion and best friend, Nancy Severin, of the home; a grandson, Brendon Clark of Denver, Colo.; two granddaughters, Maddie Hoffa and Claire Severin; a niece, Christy Crawford; and a nephew, Paul Clark. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bob” Clark, in 2019. 

Walter was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6 at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial of his urn will immediately follow in Denison Cemetery, Denison.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Walter’s memory to Countryside United Methodist Church, Topeka, designated for the Harvesters “BackSnack” program, which furnishes the food to be distributed in the schools for hungry children in the region to take home on weekends when the school cannot feed them, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 S.W. Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603; or The Walter G. and Gloria M. Clark Accounting Scholarship Fund. Click here to donate.

Online condolences and fond memories may be left at


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