Sylvia Mae Clark
Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]
Wednesday, January 18, 1928
Date of Death:
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
92 years old
Sylvia Mae Clark
Sylvia Mae Clark, 92 of Rochester, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on August 25, 2020 at Shorewood Senior Campus.
Sylvia Mae Vandeputte was born on January 18, 1928 in Marshall, MN to Florent and Laura Vandeputte. She grew up on the family farm in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School in 1945. Shortly after, she moved to Rochester where she began work for the Mayo Clinic. She met and married John V. Clark on February 26, 1952. She retired after over 34 years with Mayo Clinic. At the time of her retirement she was the supervisor of the Hypertension Department. She was a loyal MN Vikings fan and was extremely supportive of her family’s sporting events. She was very active in her church, Bethany United Methodist Church, in Rochester. She loved traveling and cruising with her family.
She is survived by her children Virginia “Ginny” (Peter) Campbell of Duluth, Dennis “Denny” (Peg) of Rochester, Brad (Shelly) of White Bear Lake, MN, Lori (Marlin) Keck of Rochester, Kathy (Jeff) Martinson of Rochester, grandchildren Jennifer, John, Nicholas, Marcela, Katelyn, Sam, Aaron, Abby, Stacy, Carrie, Michael, and her sister Lillian Truax.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and her son Kevin.
A private funeral service will be held at Macken Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Mark Woodward. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Rochester.
Memorials are preferred to Season’s Hospice or donor’s choice.
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I am sorry for your loss. I believe that my mother, Esther Wild Suhler, was a cousin to Sylvia. I remember seeing her name in her address book. Blessings to all of you.
To The Family of Sylvia Mae Clark-
Sorry of your loss. I worked with Sally at Mayo. A Beautiful Lady.
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
What great memories I have of this wonderful lady. She might be up for sainthood!!! To all my Clark friends (especially Denny) I'm thinking about you.
God bless, Booker.
I worked with Sally early in my years at Mayo Clinic, we became good friends. She was so upbeat and a very positive influence. She was very passionate about her family, and I so admired her dedication to everything that she did. My sympathy to you all!
I have been thinking of you this morning as you celebrated the life of your mother. She was much loved by family and friends. It was a joy for many years to have her living right next to Bethany Church. We participated in a women's circle group together. She often has wise, positive insights and we all enjoyed her humor. After circle, she usually had an afternoon activity planned; often some volunteer work. Later, Sally was part of the first "Adult" Bible Study that my teenage son tried out. She welcomed him and his friend at what can be an awkward time for teens. Christmas Eve, we always looked forward to seeing the whole Clark family at church. It was a special time. May God bless you and bring to mind many happy memories that you shared as a family.
My deepest sympathy and love to each of you in the loss of your Mom. I cherish many fond memories of Sal. May God give each of you the comfort and peace to endure the difficult days ahead. Jenny Holliday
Our condolences from the Frego family. Your parents were good friends to our parents and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bless you Sally and family. Loving mother to her own kids and all of her kids friends. Very fond memories and lot's of laughter. We will remember you with a smile and kind words. God bless. The Drews-Radke family.
Sweet Sally. You were a second Mom to me. How you put up with all the schnaegin's of Denny and I and others will always be a mystery. But not such a mystery was your love for your family. Your welcoming smile and voice will be remembered by the the ones that loved you so greatly.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you during this time of loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Your mom was a fun, loving, and classy woman! We are praying for your whole family. May God’s grace and time with family give you peace. Love, Carolyn and Mario