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ALLING, Clarence E. 1933-2010


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/22/2011 at 18:33:46

[Waterloo Courier, Sunday, August 8, 2010]

WATERLOO - Clarence E. Alling, 77, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Aug. 5, at Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Waterloo.

He was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Banco, Neb.

He attended Ohio State University, earned a bachelor's degree from Washburn University in 1958 in Topeka, Kan., and earned a master's degree in design from University of Kansas in 1961. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. Mr. Alling was the director of arts and crafts at Waterloo Center for the Arts for 30 years, retiring in 1994, and volunteered during his retirement. He was instrumental in the beginning of the Haitian Art Collection and began the Junior Art Gallery program that has been in existence for the past 40 years. He received the Family and Children's Council's Frances M. Mills Child Advocate Award; Big Brothers, Big Sisters Big Brother of the Year award; and the Waterloo Community Schools Prime Time Volunteer Award.

Survived by: many friends, including Jerry and Joan Thompson of Washburn, Art Parker of Waterloo, Steve Freeman of Cedar Rapids, Larry Gordon of Cedar Falls, Craig Boevers of Denver, Bonnie Winninger of Waverly, Kent Shankle of Cedar Falls, Marlene Ackerman of Waterloo, Maureen Newbill of Waterloo, Cammie Scully of Waterloo, Mike Guild of Waterloo and Vicki Collum of Cedar Falls; a special friend, his current mentee, Kentrell; and all his friends and coworkers at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garden View Chapel, Waterloo, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery with full military honors accorded by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138, V.F.W. Post 1623 and the Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard. Public visitation for an hour before services Tuesday at Garden View Chapel.

Memorials: may be directed to Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa-Clarence Alling Endowment Fund for Ceramics, 425 Cedar Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 or a college education fund for his mentee Kentrell at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, c/o Bonnie Winninger, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, Iowa 50701.

He was an accomplished potter and enjoyed Native American archaeology and art. He was an avid baseball fan, fond of Wrigley Field (but not the Cubs) and the St. Louis Cardinals.


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