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Robert G. Clark

Died: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Age: 78
Robert G. Clark, 78, Lake Geneva, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Geneva Lake Manor Nursing Home in Lake Geneva.

He was born in March 29, 1932, in Clinton, Vernon County, the son of the late Hollie and Ida Caldwell Clark. He worked for many years as an operating engineer in the construction industry. Some of his happiest times were spent on his farm.

Robert Gene Clark is survived by his 13 children, Mike (Gail), Burlington; Pat Mayer, Wind Lake, Tom (Michelle) Clark, Delavan; Kathryn Clark, Burlington, Kathleen (John) Hamholm, Tin Lakes, Elaine Strobert, Burlington, David (Beth) Clark, Elkhorn, Judy (Frank) Duet, Kenosha, Debra (Tom) Beck, Waterford, Lois (Chuck) Kaplan, Racine, Gregg (Terri) Clark, Kansasville, Susan (John) Malsch, Elkhorn; and Tracey (Mike) McCray, Kansasville; 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vivian Jacobsen, Bloomington, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Robbie Loebig-Mayer; and a brother-in-law, Wally Bekkum.

Memorial services at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at Geneva Lake Manor, 211 S. Curtis St., Lake Geneva. Arrangements were handled by the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Geneva. For online guest registry, go to hdlfuneralhomes.com.

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