E. David Clark

Oct. 13, 1935 – May 24, 2011

E. David Clark, 75, of Whitewater, formerly of Johnson Creek, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Plantar, Mich., a son of the late John R. and Hazel (Dalbec) Clark.

    He married Kathlene Walker on Jan. 5, 1963, in Waukegan, Ill. They moved to the farm in Johnson Creek in 1967, where they lived until moving to Whitewater in December 2003.

    Dave was employed at Cooper Industries in Waukesha until his retirement in 1999. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

    He had been an active member of the Irish Setter Club of Milwaukee and West Allis Riders Harley-Davidson Club. He and Kathy had run Clark’s O’Lannon Kennel and were breeders and trainers of Irish Setters. The kennel had produced two field champions and numerous proven hunters. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

    He will be deeply missed by his wife, Kathlene of Whitewater; children, Cynthia (Robert D.) Rupprecht of Jefferson, David D. (special friend Bobbi Jo) Clark of Whitewater and Yvonne (Daniel) Bucheger of Hartford; four grandchildren, Kelsey (special friend John) Clark, Brittany Clark, Benjamin Rupprecht and Daniel Rupprecht; one great-grandchild, Zachary Clark; one brother, Patrick (Janice) Clark of Wakefield, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

    He is preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Jack Clark, and a sister, Evelyn Gustafson.

    Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, 900 W. Racine St., Jefferson. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Wednesday, June 1, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek, with the Rev. Matthew Smith-Laubenstein officiating.

    Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to St. John’s Handicap Access fund.

    Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 920-674-3960 or visit online at www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com.