Following a short illness, Clarice Clark, age 87, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander from complications of a rare auto immune disease.
Clarice Lucille Frank was born on January 10, 1930 in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County, Minn., to Charles and Clara (Jacobson) Frank. She attended school at Etna in rural Spring Valley and was baptized and confirmed at Bloomfield Lutheran Church rural Ostrander.
She was united in marriage to Lyle E. Clark on June 2, 1950 at Bloomfield and spent the rest of her life in Spring Valley. She was a homemaker and did the bookkeeping for the family business, Clark Milk Hauling until it was sold in 1996.
Clarice was an active community volunteer and helped organize the first Meals on Wheels program in Spring Valley. At her church she was a long time member of the “Mary Circle” and worked on quilts and other kits for Lutheran World Relief. She also served as the funeral luncheon coordinator for many years and was known as the “Kool Aid Lady” at Bible School.
She is survived by three children: Evelyn of Spring Valley, Kathy of Rochester, and Kenny (Brenda) of Spring Valley; two grandsons, Michael of Rochester and Matthew of Byron; one sister-in-law, Elaine (John) Stadelman of Rochester; and 19 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lyle on September 30, 2005; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Nora (Wendell) Vrieze, Charlotte (Albert) Nelson and Kathleen (Maurice) Helgeson; brothers and sisters-in-law Clayton (Beatrice) Frank, Lyle (Mavis) Frank, Donald Frank; sister-in-law Juanita “Mickey” Boelter; brothers-in-law Robert Olson and Donovan Boelter.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Visitation will be 4–7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.