Clark SD, Home of Potato Days, featuring World Famous Mashed Potato Wrestling!



Southeast ¼ of Section 21 Spring Valley Township
Platted-not recorded, Deed Misc I-125
Survey-Tom Foley and Alene Heraty
Sexton: Fred Obermeier
16001 417th Ave Clark, SD
Dated: 8-2-2012

The land for this cemetery was given by Tom Foley’s grandfather. It was a part of his homestead. Tom Foley now owns his grandfather’s homestead land. A church stood on the northwest corner in the early days, was moved into Crocker, and now has been torn down. The first Catholic Church and Cemetery is 1 mile south west of Crocker. In 1907-1908 they moved the Church to the northwest of Crocker. The church was closed in 1951, and sold the building, a year later, it was moved to Lake Kampeska for a Cottage.

The Cemetery isn’t platted completely although part of it was down by the American Legion , There are 30 or more graves. Tom Foley had the following identifying information:

Dick Rowen, a harness maker in Crocker.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fountain and daughter, Minnie, a farmer north of Round Lake
Tom Kinyon, a bachelor- farmer of the Crocker area:
James McTighe, a railroad man who left the area and lived in New Mexico but was buried in Crocker. 1939
Mrs. James(Helen) McTighe died in Aberdeen and was buried in Crocker in 1944.
William Jackson, a schoolteacher who had just received his masters in Education in 1928, when diving at Round struck his head on a post and died 3 days later.
Urdahl Grave – Baby twin girl of Oscar Urdahl in the far northwest corner of the treeline. Born and died in 1926. She was the twin sister of Mrs. Bob Lyke(Myrtis) of Clark.

On the East side;

Foley, Catherine –854/1911- Blk C, Lot 15, Gr 1-2 (Wife of John, Mother of Tom Foley)
Foley, John D. – 1840/1934 – Blk C, Lot 15, (Tom Foley’s Father)
Foley, Katie -1886/1905–Blk C, Lot 15, Gr on Line.Dau of John and Catherine, sister of Tom Foley, died of pneumonia in Aberdeen.
Foley, Nellie Ellen – 1892/1971 – (Sister of Tom)

Gross, Arthur R – 1926/9-30-2007 – Blk B, Lot 11, Gr 5

Hjermstad, Bernard S.–1905/1969–Moved to St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery Pipestone MN 8/10/1983
Hjermstad, Timmy T.–1940/1941–Moved to St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery Pipestone, MN. 8/10/1983

Jackson, Baby - b and d 1918- (Tom Foley’s sister Mary’s baby)
Jackson, Emma J. – 1916 /1917
Jackson, Mary – 1885/1971 (buried east of Nellie Foley, Mother Tom Foley’s Sister)
Jackson, William L. – 1907/1928 (Mary Foley Jackson’s Son, Tom’s nephew. He broke his neck when he dived into round lake)

Maas, Floyd August-3-23-1924/9-5-2013-Blk D, Lot 28, Gr 5
Martin, Charles J. – 1869/1938 – Blk C. Lot 9, Gr 4-5
Martin, Charley, Sr. - Blk C. Lot 9, Gr 2-3 – (Father)
Martin, Daniel P. -1901/1901 – Blk C, Lot 9, Gr 2-3
Martin, Edessa Grace – 1877/1961 Blk C Lot 9, Gr 3-4 (Mother)
Martin, Paul Anthony - /1926 - Blk C, Lot 9 Gr 2-3
McTighe, Baby Son -/1902
McTighe, Bridget – (Charley Martin’s sister)
McTighe, Helen – 1888/1947 - (Wife of James)
McTighe, James -1865/1939 (Uncle of Tom Foley, brother of James. He had a ranch in New Mexico)
McTighe, John -1858/1938 - (Uncle of Tom Foley; brother of James)
McTighe, Mary – 1831/1909 - (Wife of Thomas) Blk C, Lot 10, Gr 3-4
McTighe, Peter-
McTighe, T. –

Obermeier, Clayton Godfrey – 1920/11-5-2007 – Blk D, Lot 2, Gr 3
Obermeier, Elizabeth Jean (Jeanne) – 1933/1995 - Blk C, Lot 3, Gr 3
Obermeier, Laura Lynn – 1968/6-11-2007 – Blk C, Lot 2, Gr 3
Obermeier, William Vern – 10-30-1928/11-25-2009 – Blk C, Lot 3, Gr 4

Phelps, Paul Henry – 1916/5-1-2006 – Blk D, Lot 2, Gr 2

Rodell, Lola - 1926/1994 – Blk 8, Lot 2
Rodell, Reuben -/2001 – Blk B, Lot 8, Gr 3

Southeast Corner

Cummion, Tom –

Fountain, Mrs. – (Mother of Frances Krapf)
Fountain, Mary – (Sister of Frances Krapf)

Krapf, Frances E.- 1892/1951

Rowen, Dick – died sometime in the 1930’s


Hoover, Joseph – 1908 - Baby – Blk A, Lot 11, Gr 1 (Son of F.R. and Maggie J. Hoover)

Martin, Bernard Joseph – 1854/1907 – Blk A, Lot 12, Gr 1-Enoch Skavang married his sister. He built Foley’s store in Crocker. His wife was a nurse who went to Canada after his death.

West Center:

Bjerke, Thomas Garrett – 12-28-1988/2-26-2011 – Blk E, Lot 8, Gr 5

Phelps, Richard James -1927/1998 - Blk D, Lot 2 Gr 3

Reppe, Donna M – 5-2-1932/9-14-2011 – Blk E, Lot 3, Gr 2
Reppe, Lyle O. - 1927/1998 - Lot 30, Gr 3

Saur, Frank M. -1911/1977–(Brother of Katie Voss- Killed in an automobile accident near Webster)
Saur, Lillian A. - 1924/1984

Unknown Graves:

Sec. C, Lot 14, Gr 3-4
Sec. C, Lot 11, Gr 2-3
Sec. C, Lot 9, Gr 1-5
Sec. C, Lot 15, Gr 2-3
Sec. C, Lot 15, Gr 3-4
Sec. C, Lot 16, Gr 3-4-5
Sec. C, Lot 21, Gr 1 alley
Sec. B, Lot 16, Gr 1
Sec. C, Lot 14, Gr 1-2-3
Sec C, Lot 11, Gr 3-4-5
Sec C, Lot 8-11-12-13
Sec. C, Lot 12, Gr 4-5