Michelle Dawn Clark

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, January 29, 1936
Date of Death:
Monday, June 1, 2020
Age:
84 years old

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, January 29, 1936
Date of Death:
Monday, June 1, 2020
Age:
84 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, January 29, 1936
Date of Death:
Monday, June 1, 2020
Age:
84 years old

Michelle Dawn Clark

Michelle Dawn Clark (84) of Apple Valley, Minnesota passed away peacefully of Covid-19 on June 1, 2020. She had spent the last year in a nursing home after being diagnosed with Lewy body dementia.

Michelle was born at home in Ellenboro, Wisconsin on January 29, 1936 to William and Irene (Hall) Clark. She graduated from Rochester Lourdes High School in 1954. After completing the program for Medical Secretary at Rochester Junior College, she was employed at the Minneapolis Neuro Psychiatric Clinic.

She was joined in marriage with Kerry Clark on March 2, 1957 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Rochester. Michelle is survived by her husband and children Steve (Sue) Clark, Michelle (Bill) Rice, Marissa (Joe) Hanly, Kerry (Becky) Clark, Bridget (Moe)  Bardach, David (Marci) Clark and twenty grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Nancy and Kathy and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Patrick and Benny.

Always known for her impeccable sense of fashion and delicious cooking, Michelle also loved to travel, the arts, and often attended the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis with friends.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rochester, Minnesota. A celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date.

Condolences

The family of Michelle Dawn Clark has received the following condolences.

We are sending you all our condolences and love. Mrs. Clark was pure class and the kind of lady I hope to be some day. Her style was priceless and the love she  shared with her husband, children, grandchildren, and friends was something to be truly admired. Heaven gained an incredible angel, a beauty inside and out. All our Love, Alana and Michael Roberts 

My deepest thoughts of condolences and support with the loss of such an important member of your family......I so remember the great fun conversations around dinner tables in Miami; and how, when my brother Fr Richard came to visit we all had an extra special shared time.......sharing recipes with your wife + Mother, and cooking tips.


Remember the discussion about how he found out that having a glass of warm milk before bedtime really made for a great night’s sleep and took away headaches?


What a fun night we all shared.....


I wouldn’t doubt they are now both up in heaven, getting everything ready for our “great re-unions” ......... and no doubt Richard would be recommending a glass of warm milk to help you in the meantime:)


with support and prayers from TN,


 


Margaret B


 


 

So thankful for every family event when I was able to sit next to her and laugh and watch her take pride in her loving, welcoming and supportive family. I hate that heaven needs angels but am always grateful for each one I meet. Rest in paradise Mrs. Clark🙏🏾🕊🤍

Dear Clark Family, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of sweet Michelle.  I graduated from Lourdes with Michelle in 1954.  I didn't know her well but I always admired her from afar.  Each time she and Kerry entered the room at our reunions, they lit up the space with their beautiful smiles and loving energy!  I again am truly sorry.  God bless you all!    Sincerely, Carol Ruffalo Brunett

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the entire Clark family.  We are good friends of Bridget, Moe and Benjamin and have had the great pleasure of getting to know Micki over the years when she and Kerry came to New York to visit.  Such a beautiful and amazing woman!  Filled with such love, humor and grace!  All of that lives on in all of you! This is such a difficult time and I wish I had the magic words that could offer some comfort.  Please know that we all stand with you in honoring this most beautiful woman and we join you in celebrating her life and spirit. We are blessed to have know her.   Be well, all. Sending much love.....Suzanne Ryan, Emma Carey & Rosemary Carey. 

Kerry,


  We reconnected in 1989 at the Lourdes High School 35 year reunion and the friendship continues !! I will always cherish the annual Advent visit to the Basilica in Minneapolis for the St. John's/St. Ben's Annual Christmas Concert which we have not missed in many years until last year when Mickey missed because of Alzheimer's !!


   She was an elegant, wonderful lady who I was lucy to have as a friend !! I also look forward to your continued friendship, Kerry !!


God Bless You and Your Family !!!


                        Neal Olson


 


 


 

Kerry and family,  We are so sorry for your loss of dear Michele. We send prayers to you.  I like to believe we will meet again and share laughter as well as tears.


Joe and Mary Pesch Family

Kerry and Family,


So sorry on hearing of the passing of Micky.  She has always been such a graceful and congenial person when having the pleasure visiting with her.  Bless all of you during this challenging time.❤️

Thinking of lovely Micki and of you all -- Kerry, Steve, Michelle, Marissa, Kerry, Bridget, and David, and all your extended family. So happy we could join in Micki and Kerry's 60th anniversary celebration and see everyone. Holding all of you in love, wishing you peace.



All finite things reveal infinitude:


 


The mountain with its singular bright shade


Like the blue shine on freshly frozen snow,


The after-light upon ice-burdened pines;


Odor of basswood on a mountain-slope,


A scent beloved of bees;


Silence of water above a sunken tree :


The pure serene of memory in one man, --


A ripple widening from a single stone


Winding around the waters of the world.


— Theodore Roethke, "The Far Field"

Dear Kerry and family,


All my memories of my dear cousin Mickey are pleasant ones.  I always looked up to her and admired her.  She was poised, graceful and lovely.  A devoted wife and mother. Kerry your marriage was truly made in heaven and your love and devotion for each other was very evident.  I look forward to seeing her again when we meet in heaven.  Our prayers are with you all as this is a difficult time.  However, dear Mickey is more alive now than she ever was on earth.


Sincerely,


Mary and Steve Christ

Dear Kerry and Micki,


Over the years we were able to stay close no matter how far apart we were.  We will continue to be close together even now.


Our love and prayers go out to Kerry and all the family while we are all missing Micki.


 

My deepest sympathy to the Clark family.  I loved her like my own mother.  She was so supportive of me.  Until we meet again.  I love you and all of our special times.  Toronto, Connecticut. Vermont, North Spot lodge Minnesota.  Your stories.  I will miss yoo

I pray your Mom was made comfortable and didn’t suffer from this terrible virus. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.


 

Nicole, Kaitrin, and Khalis,


I am so sorry for your loss.  She looked so bright and full of life.  She must have been an amazing woman- because I know 1st hand how special you all are... and she was your role model. 


Big hugs and much love during this sad time.  


 

My special memory of Mickey are warm towels in our bathroom, straight from the dryer.  We were staying overnight for my sister Linda’s wedding, came in and found these luscious towels, warm to the touch, waiting for our after shower delight.  She was such a gracious hostess, such a beautiful person, we were so fortunate to have known her.   My heartfelt sadness goes out to you all.  She is missed.  Betty

We want to wish Bridget, Moe, Benjamin, and the entire Clark family our heartfelt condolences.  While we did not get the opportunity to meet Michelle, we do have the pleasure of knowing her truly kind, caring, thoughtful, and funny daughter Bridget.  Knowing Bridget as someone who is always willing to help with words and actions, Michelle must have been one truly amazing mother to have raised such a special and one-of-a-kind daughter.  May Michelle's memory be a blessing to her family and our world.  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

So Sorry to here of your Mom's Passing... Losing your Mom is one of the most difficult things we will ever go through..  Cherish and reflect on all those Amazing memories you have of her it will Warm your 💓.     Tom and Lisa Kowalewski..

Kerry and family please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of this beautiful lady you called mother, grandmother and wife  Mickey was always a cut above most, her beauty and grace was exceptional she always had a presence of eligance.   we hope you all look back on her life with fond memories. She will indeed be missed. Peace and prayers to you all at this very sad time. Sue and Terry. 

Kerry and family please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of this beautiful lady you called mother, grandmother and wife  Mickey was always a cut above most, her beauty and grace was exceptional she always had a presence of eligance.   we hope you all look back on her life with fond memories. She will indeed be missed. Peace and prayers to you all at this very sad time. Sue and Terry. 

My deepest sympathy to you Kerry, your children, grandchildren and extended family.  I hold many fond memories of Michelle and you from our high school years at Lourdes. My heartfelt prayers are with you all at this painfully sad time. 
Sharon (McAdams) Geise

My deepest sympathies to all in the Clark family. I send my thoughts, prayers, and strength your way as you bear this huge loss and honor Mrs. Clark's life.


Peace be with you,


Monica Gowan


LHS Class of 1979

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of dear Michelle!  She was a beautiful lady! Prayers to all. 


Missy (Clark) Freetly

We are so sorry for you to loose your wife/mother/grandmother in such a hard way. Marissa you spent so much time and effort toward easing any and all situations for your parents. I know you drove to Cannon Falls many times when you were too tired but you went anyway.  You are a great example of a loving daughter. 
Our heartfelt sympathies. 

So sorry for your loss Marissa. What a beautiful lady!!

To the entire Clark family, my heartfelt sympathies to you all.  A very tough time in ones life to say goodbye to a mom, wife, sister, aunt, grandma.  She was a very special lady and I have very fond memories of her from our high school years.  May God grant her peace and may you all look back and remember those wonderful memories of her.  Hugs to you all


Donna

Sincere condolences to the Family.  


Jimmy & Barb and family