October 13, 1943 - March 12, 2019
Karl Lee Clark, 75, passed away March 12, 2019, at his home in Milford. He was born Oct. 13, 1943, in South Boardman, Michigan. Karl served in the U.S. Army as a proud member of the 1st Infantry Division ‘Big Red 1'. Karl filled many employment positions including the Pontiac Motor Division, HP Lau Company, National Bank of Commerce, as well as the City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation for over 25 years.
Karl was united in holy matrimony to Linda Oaklund on September 1, 1984, in Elwood. Karl was a man of honor and was passionate about many things including his family, hunting and fishing, as well as an open road on his motorcycle. He would claim to be the quiet type, but had endless stories of experiences he shared throughout his life, each more enthralling than the last.
Karl is survived by his wife Linda Clark, daughter Carla (Chris) Mackey, son Mitchell Clark, brother Ken (Barbara) Clark, sisters Donna (Paul) Reed, Maxine (Leon) Pearson, Cheryl Prentice, family friend Kurtis Welch, as well as Linda's extended family and numerous nieces, nephews on both sides.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Edith Clark, Linda's parents Bob and Susan Oaklund, Melvin Houlden, and Bill and Berdina Pfeiffer, infant brother, brother-in-law Jeff Prentice, sister-in-law Julie Houlden, and nephews Shayne MacDonald and Connor Houlden, and favorite fishing buddy Merlin Roth.
Burial: 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St., family and friends meet at Gate 2. Memorial service: 11 a.m. March 16 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2668 Pioneers Rd., Milford. Military rites to follow. Memorials suggested to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Milford, Milford Volunteer Fire Department, or donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com