Clarence Moke

Clarence Moke


June 19, 1928 - April 12, 2022


Clarence Moke, 93, of Parkston, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, April 16, at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Dimock. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 PM Friday at the church with a 5:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Clarence Herman Moke was born on June 19, 1928, in Douglas County, South Dakota to Herman and Amalia (Goldammer) Moke. Clarence was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church (Hillside) where he was a lifelong member. He loved his church and his church family.

On February 18, 1962, Clarence was united in marriage to Marjean Bartelt at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Together they farmed in the Hillside area. They moved to Parkston in May of 1991. Clarence continued to farm with his son. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, polka music, playing cards, and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Clarence lived a life of service, including serving on the St. John’s Church Council, church committees, and the Washington Township Board.

Clarence is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjean Moke of Parkston; children, Renee (John) Engelland of Armour, Glen (Juli) Moke of Corsica, and Diane (Mike) Laycock of Brandon, SD; grandchildren, Craig (Kelly) Engelland of Mitchell, John R. (Taylor Walz) Engelland of Mitchell, Matthew (Hailey Walz) Engelland of Mitchell, Brady (Laura) Moke of Corsica, Brittni Moke of Ankeny, IA, Blake (Callie Hohn) Moke of Corsica, Andrew (Brooke) Laycock of Sioux Falls, Luke (Kayla) Laycock of Sioux Falls, and Noah (Amber Thompson) Laycock of Brandon; great-grandchildren, Reed, Berkeley, Reagan, Abigail, Tana, Raiden, Jaxson, and Chase; brother-in-law, Werner Bartelt; and sisters-in-law, Elaine Moke, Ruth Neugebauer, Hertha Kornkven, and Myra Bartelt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Amalia Moke; brothers, Otto, Leonard, and Norbert Moke; sisters, Selma Jendersee, Minnie Gerlach, twins Alma Jendersee, and Alvina Titze.

Memorials can be directed to St. John Lutheran Church.



Friday, April 15, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:30 PM Prayer Service

St. John Lutheran Church
39941 270th St
Dimock, SD 57331


Saturday, April 16, 2022
10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
39941 270th St
Dimock, SD 57331


St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Dimock, SD

Posted by Brad Gerlach on April 15, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. He will be missed my thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
Posted by Joe and Marcella Pickart on April 15, 2022
Mar Jean and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Jackie schnabel on April 15, 2022
Mar Jean and family,my deepest sympathy,cherish the memories forever in your hearts.
Posted by Steve.and Cheryl Hohbach on April 14, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to Marjean and all the family for your loss. God bless you all and give you comfort and strength in the days ahead.
Posted by Charliel & Wanda Kobes on April 14, 2022
So sorry to all of you for this SAD Loss !!! You all are in our thoughts and prayers !!!!! Remember all of the great times together !
Posted by Diane Moke on April 14, 2022
My condolences to Clarences family.
Posted by Darlene (Gerlach) Weber-Scott on April 14, 2022
My sympathies to Marjean, Renee and family, Glen and family and Diane and family.
Posted by Jan OverwegLambert on April 14, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with him and his family. May God Be With All Of You during this sad time.
Posted by Lorie (Pickart) Arens on April 14, 2022
Many great memories of Clarence and your family while growing up on the farm. He was so kind and knew how to have fun. Thinking of all of you......
Posted by Irene Gerlach on April 14, 2022
Marjean and Family-
Deepest sympathies to you all.
Posted by Corinne & Dave Weber on April 14, 2022
Our Deepest Sympathy! Clarence always had a smile on his face.! May he Rest n Peace!
Posted by Corinne & Dave Weber on April 14, 2022
Our Deepest Sympathy! Clarence always had a smile on his face! May he Rest In Peace!
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on April 14, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to the Moke families, my parents shared a long time friendship with Clarence and his family, great memories.
Posted by Brenda and Larry Dieter on April 13, 2022
Aunt Marjean and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Clarence. We will always cherish the memories of our trips to SD and the visits that you both made to WI. What good dancers you both were at the wedding dances. Also will always remember when we all went to the House on the Rock. We will always remember his smile. Sending our sympathy to you and your family.
Posted by Kevin & Cindy Zomer on April 13, 2022
We so enjoyed our visits with Clarence, such a kind man. Hold onto your memories as they will always be with you and give you strength when you most need it. Hugs to all.
Posted by Larry and Jamie Fenicle on April 13, 2022
Clarence was the kindest sweetest man. He always had a smile and a joke and loved any time spent with family. He will be missed by so many.

God watch over you and keep you in your days of grief.
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