Services for Koby Clary will be Friday, April 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Southeast Warren High School in Liberty Center, Iowa. Interment will follow at the Liberty Center Cemetery with Military Honors. Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the high school. If you have served in the military, please honor Koby by wearing your military dress uniform.
There will be an open visitation without the family present from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo, Iowa.
Memorials may be made to Koby's family. All donations made through the Tribute Fund link will go directly to his family.
The service will be livestreamed through the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/bryce-vandelune-and-koby-clary
The graveside service with military honors will be livestreamed through the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/koby-clary
Koby Dee Clary entered this world on a warm spring day, May 27th, 2002, in Des Moines, Iowa to parents, Krey and Deanna. He left this world much too quickly on April 9th, 2022.
Koby grew up in the town of Liberty Center, where he could often be seen caravanning back and forth between home and his Grandma Peggy’s. He was an imaginative and out-of-the-box thinker from a very early age, when he would play practical jokes on his older siblings, like tying their vehicles to stationary objects. As a little boy, he loved to visit the newborn calves and detour for a Casey’s doughnut on the way to daycare. In high school, Koby enjoyed playing football, completing his high school career with a trip to the UNI-Dome at the state semi-finals. Koby loved the outdoors, shooting trap, and participating in FFA activities. Any given afternoon, you could find him sneaking off to go fishing, a trait inherited from his Grandpa Kenny. He was a determined, strong-willed individual who was kind to a fault and never knew a stranger.
Koby graduated from Southeast Warren High School in 2019 at the age of 16, eager to start his adult life. At 17, he enlisted with the Iowa National Guard. He graduated from Basic Training in 2019 from Ft. Jackson, NC. After completing AIT in Ft. Lee, VA, he was attached to the 1034th HHC as a 91B, light wheel mechanic. In 2021, he deployed overseas with the 3654th Support Maintenance Company to Camp Buehring, Kuwait. While in Kuwait, he was awarded the Army Accommodation Medal for his outstanding leadership and attention to detail while in country. Koby found the guard to be continually challenging and would return home with stories of his learnings and adventures.
Koby met the girl who would become his wife at the age of 15, and greatly stressed what he would do when they had to compete on the football field. He loved spending time with the Beaty family and would make trips to Melcher, whether Angel was there or not. Koby proposed on August 6th, 2020. Shortly after, Angel and Koby were married October 10th, 2020, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Melcher, Iowa. When Angel started college, Koby was eager to join her and start their life, buying his first home at age 18 in Nora Springs, Iowa. As his mechanical skills continued to develop, new career opportunities developed as well. He was particularly excited about a recent job offer, and what that could mean for his and Angel’s future.
Koby is survived by his wife, Angel; parents, Deanna Hommer and Krey Clary; siblings, Derek (Ashley) Hommer and Torie (Remington) Bell; nieces, Kynlee and Paislee; grandmother, Peggy Clary; grandfather, Jim Duncan; parents-in-law, Rusty and Tiffany Beaty; sister-in-law, Randi Beaty; grandmother-in-law, Sue Willoughby; and more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends than can be counted.
Koby was welcomed in heaven by his grandfather, Ken Clary; grandmother, Karen Duncan; grandfather-in-law, Perry Willoughby; and many of his beloved dogs.
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