W. Clark, 82
W. Clark, 82, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Luke’s
Hospital. He was born on Jan. 3, 1931, in Indiana to John and Myrtle (nee Raemer)
Clark. Don was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy in the early 1950s and enjoyed traveling during that
He loved crocheting and donated more than 200 newborn hats to Children’s
Hospital. He taught cake decorating at Moraine Park Technical College for
more than 30 years. He also enjoyed woodworking, playing cards and was a
real “people person.” Don loved fishing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose Ann (nee Mertzig); children,
Debbie (Jan) Wiersma, Patti (Tom) Hetzel, Ann (Duane) Sippel;
grandchildren, Ashley (Glen) Lang, Kati (Mike) Firkus, E.J. Katzer, Aaron
and Amanda Hetzel, and
Shannan and Shelbie Sippel; great-grandchildren, Lorelai Lang and Owen
Firkus; brother-in-law, David Mertzig; and aunt-in-law, Helen Mertzig. He
is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Albert and Phil
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at
the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Drive, West Bend) with
the Rev. Ryan Pruess presiding. The visitation will be held at the funeral
home on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9-11 a.m. Interment will take place at
Washington County Memorial Park.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262)
338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.