Dennis A. Clark, 67


Dennis A. Clark, 67, of Cedar Grove, died at his home with his family by his side on Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 2011, following a valiant struggle with cancer.

Dennis was born on Aug. 21, 1943, in West Bend, the son of the late Richard and Marie (nee Katzfey) Clark. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1961. He married Darlene Wallschlager on April 13, 1963, in Menomonee Falls. On Sept. 22, 1973, he married Patrizia “Tricia” Zimmerman in Menomonee Falls. Dennis worked as a steel worker for A. O. Smith Automotive Corp., later known as Tower Automotive, in Milwaukee for 36 years. He retired in 2000.

Dennis was a member of the Worldwide Church of God. Dennis held a strong conviction of giving back to society and helping mankind through service. He was a Scout Master, Silver Beaver and was a volunteer for the United Way, several food pantries, the Special Olympics and many other charities. He enjoyed beekeeping, gardening and was an orchardist. He extended extra kindness to his wife, children and grandchildren.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Tricia; four sons, Ken (Sherry) of Galveston, Texas, Kevin (Maria) of Melbourne, Fla., Mike of Cedar Grove, Mark (RaDonna) Clark of Manchester, Conn., and an honorary son, Richard Rosio of Cascade; nine grandchildren, Sarah, Charity, Israel, Hannah, Samuel, Rebekah, Faith and Halie Clark and Alan Pinzon; one brother, James (Joyce) Clark of West Bend; four sisters, Nancy Gulden of Fla., Diane (Ed) Gilson of Plymouth, Patricia Rosio of Cascade, and Billie Jo (Steve) Richter of Random Lake; his mother-in-law, Therese Zimmerman of Cedar Grove; one brother-inlaw, Robert (Jeannette) Zimmerman of Savannah, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Susan (Ron) Bittner of Mukwonago. He is also survived by special uncles and aunts, many nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; fatherin-law, Bob Zimmerman; one brother, John Clark; a sister, Pandora Katzfey; a brotherin-law, Ronald Wachowiak; and two nephews, Randy and Scott Clark.

A memorial service to celebrate Dennis’ life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg. The Rev. Wayne DeVrou will officiate. Friends may greet the family at the Wenig Funeral Home on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Random Lake Interfaith Food Pantry, Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund and the Boy Scouts of America.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg is serving the Clark family. Online condolences and additional information may be found at www.wenigfuneralhome.com.