Memorial services for James “Jim” Clarence, age 68, of Ponca, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Reverend Jacob Bobby will officiate, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

 

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

 

Jim died Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa after a brief illness.

 

James “Jim” Arthur Clarence was born December 16, 1950, to Howard and Marie (Luce) Clarence in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He was baptized and confirmed at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. Jim attended rural elementary school and First Trinity Lutheran School. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1969.

 

Jim lived in the Bloomfield Community and worked at various farm jobs throughout the years. He most recently resided at Elms Care Center in Ponca, Nebraska. Jim enjoyed going out to eat, Mountain Dew, and playing UNO.

 

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Duane (Shirley) Clarence; sisters, Myra (Melvin) Ketelsen, Arylene (Kenneth) Ketelsen, Patty (George) Thiele, Corrine (Wes) Eisenbeiss, and Connie (Bernard) Kaster; a sister-in-law and brothers-in-law; and nieces and nephews.