Kim Douglas Clark, 71, of Bay City, our devoted servant of the Lord, husband, father, "Grandpa Kim," brother, uncle, and loyal friend was born into eternal life on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Kim was born in Saginaw on November 21, 1949, the son of the late Sim and Ruth (Hospel) Clark. He was a graduate of Douglas MacArthur High School and served in the U.S. Army. On January 22, 1977, Kim was united in marriage to the former Connie Manning. Sadly, after 33 years, Connie preceded Kim in death in 2009. While at church, he met Nancy Urban and they were united in marriage on February 5, 2011. Kim retired from Lucent Technologies and in his free time he enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing the bass guitar, and riding his Harley. Above all, Kim always strived to be the best servant of the Lord possible. He was a faithful member of Hopevale Church and was involved with the worship band, Keryx Prison Ministry, and was a Chaplain with the Billy Graham Evangelist Association. A true family man, Kim stayed faithful to his vocation of being a good husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. Kim's heart was truly larger than life; his devoted and loving ways will forever live on. To carry on his legacy, Kim leaves behind his wife of 553 weeks, Nancy Urban Clark; children, Sara (Daniel) Houghton, Peter (Natalie) Clark, and his bonus daughter, Jill (Norman) Bauer. He was the most loving and supportive "Grandpa Kim" of April Clark, Harrison Clark, Branden Bauer (fiancee, Mattie Martin), Brooke Bauer, Emma Urban DiLoreto, and Jackson Urban. His memory will live on in the hearts of his sister, Karen (Steve) Williams; nephews, Justin and Graham Williams; his mother-in-law, Elaine Manning; his entire beloved Manning extended family, and "The A Team." In addition to his parents, Kim was welcomed home to heaven by his father-in-law, Don Manning, and bonus son, Jeffrey Urban. Kim's Life Celebration will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Pastor Nate Murray will officiate. Visiting will be on Monday from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Kim will be laid to rest privately in Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Keryx Prison Ministry or No Fence Is Too High. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Kim spent many years serving with Franklyn on NH Tres Dias & Kairos of NH. He was a True Friend who will be Greatly missed. He died doing one of the things he loved, riding a motorcycle.

  2. He was a true inspiration to all of us in the Kurex program. He was blessed but also a blessing to our Lord and Savior! He will be missed, but we are happy he is ENJOYING LIFE WITH CHRIST! David Magsig

  3. I was so blessed to run into Kim and Nancy just a few weeks ago and we had such a pleasant visit. I had not seen them for quite some time and seeing them again really made my heart sing. I am sure it was in God’s plan that we met that day, and I am so grateful to have had that opportunity. Truly dedicated Christian servants and beloved friends. We will miss you Kim, and you are in our hearts and prayers, dear Nancy.

  4. I was so very sorry to hear of Kim’s accident. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I remember about eight years ago Kim came out to Minnesota to be with my brother Tom as his son lay dying in the hospital. Kim had such a big presence and was so comforting to me, and my brother’s family. God bless you all. – Suzi DePrekel Keiser

  5. A couple of weeks ago having dinner together we didn’t know it would be our last time together.We are going to miss you Kim. Our friendship for more than 25 plus years has been a true blessing to Alvin and I. Nancy, Alvin and I love you more than you know. We are staying in prayer for you. Kim you got the words we all want to hear Well done thou good and faithful servant !!

  6. Natalie, your pictures are wonderful. I really enjoyed viewing them. I never knew your mom, but was involved with Keryx and Via de Christo with your dad. He was one Godly man! Your family is blessed by having him be the one who has guided you throughout your life. My heart aches for you and your entire family. Your dad will be solely missed by many.

  7. Kim was a wonderful Christian brother, I truly enjoyed in serving with on Keryx and Thursday night gatherings at the thumb. I will truly miss him. Rest In Peace.

  8. I remember Kim as being very kind to the boys in his son, Peter’s high school band. My son was in that band and played the drumset. He let those boys practice at his house with no complaints, not even about the dtums! My son always spoke very highly of Kim and we will always remember him as a sweet and kind man. The Spinney Family.

  9. We always had a lot of fun when out families got together when we were growing up. Kim always had a smile on his face and that laugh of his was great. We have not seen the family in quite a while and miss the family get togethers. Kim was a fine man, kind and loving. I wish we could come to the funeral but we send hugs and all our love. We will all miss him.

  10. Greetings to Kim’s family. I attended Bethlehem Lutheran School with Kim way back in the 60’s, 1st-8th grades. I remember him being smart, tall and alot of fun. Back then we didn’t really separate the cool kids from the jocks and nerds, we were one big family and all were usually invited to all the birthday parties. (But don’t tell anyone this, because there was a group that “thought” they were the cool kids.) I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing as it sounds like he had a very happy and successful life. You were all blessed to have him in your lives. Thank you for the fun times, Kim and may you rest peacefully in Heaven. Susan (Schulz) Radey Forgette Class of 1963 Bethlehem Lutheran School

  11. Our sympathies to the Nancy and Clark family. Kim was the best neighbor and will miss hearing his bass guitar ( I told him I didn’t hear it, but I really did hear it and loved listening to it) :blush: Kim made the best chocolate chip cookies too! You were a blessing to many people! Rejoice with the Lord! Rich & Colleen

  12. Nancy praying for God’s comfort for you and your entire family on the loss of your husband.
    Sincerely Carol Roseberry

  13. With deepest sympathy to Kim’s family. I also was in class with Kim for 8 years at Bethlehem. I remember him as the tallest kid I knew in elementary school, who also seemed happy and laughed a lot. Happy to hear he had such a blessed life and was obviously blessed to be a blessing to others in his many service oriented activities and interests. My sympathies to his sister Karen too who was in my brother Andy’s class at Bethlehem (we lost Andy 2 yrs ago). My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  14. Martha and I have so many fond memories of Kim and Connie and the many years worshiping with them and serving with them in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church contemporary choir before they moved back to Michigan from New Hampshire. Early in those years Kim took up the bass guitar to compliment an active group of musicians and singers. In those days we did a lot of original music with less than ideal scores. Of course, he did well, and we certainly missed his bass work as well as Connie’s fine singing when they moved away. No doubt they are playing and singing again in that greatest of all choirs and congregations. David and Martha Mercer in Madbury, New Hampshire.

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