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Marie Clark

Marie Frances Clark, 81, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer with her family at her side.

She was born January 29, 1937, in Tilden, WI, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Swoboda) Rubenzer. Marie attended elementary school at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Tilden and graduated from Bloomer High School in 1955.

Marie worked at Mason Shoe Co. and also at the Bloomer Theater. She married John “Jack” Clark on June 13, 1959, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, where they have been long-time members.

Marie was a homemaker and farmer. She will be remembered for her ability to bake and sew for her family. She was an avid gardener, card player, and daycare provider for her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and her grandkids.

Marie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack; four daughters, Karla Culver of Bloomer, Kathy (Jim) Shultz of Chetek, Lori Clark (Tim Kuhn) of Bloomer, Lisa (Dick) Melberg of Sand Creek; eight grandchildren, Chris (Brigitte) Butterfield, Halle & Lydia Culver, Jacob & Beaumont (Mai Xee) Shultz, Amber (Tyler) Yohnk, and Hanna & Wade Melberg; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beatrice Poirier and Jeanette Schilling; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Rubenzer and Alice Olson; brothers-in-law, Glen Siverling and Kenneth Bennesch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and six sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Friday, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, all at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring at St. Paul’s North Catholic Cemetery.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer. Online condolences can be left at www.thompsonfuneralhome.com.