Arlene Iva Clark
Of Montrose, age 89, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, September 25, 2012 at Medilodge of Montrose. As per her wishes she was cremated. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris with Pastor Brad Long officiating. The family will welcome friends at 1:00 pm to share memories. Following the service, there will be a luncheon at the Clio VFW Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Medilodge of Montrose. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Arlene was born May 11, 1923 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oral and Julia (Wulke) Case. She graduated from Central High School in Flint in 1941. She married Bernal Clark in 1945. They lived in Clio until 1976 when they moved to a cabin they built on the AuSable River near Oscoda. Arlene had a gift of making those around her feel good. People from all walks of life gravitated to her and enjoyed her company, everyone simply adored her. Their home on the AuSable was a continuous flow of friends and family. One of her greatest joys was playing cards and games with her friends, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even great-great-grandchildren. She was on a bowling league for 50 years, bowling a 200 game at 80. She also golfed well into her 80s and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Arlene is survived by her husband of 67 years; children, Ron (Linda) Clark, Bernie Clark, Jr., and Bonnie (Earl) MacKenzie; grandchildren Shawn (Autumn) Clark and their daughters Sarah and Haley, Bernie Clark III and his children, Devon and Zoe, Kerry Christopher and her son Michael, Myles (Saskia) Standish and their sons Simon and Owen, Nathan Standish and great granddaughter Jessica Dues and her children Lexie and Zeke; and sister, Evelyn Kendall. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister, Maxine Heimburg-Fickes; sisters, Donna Tebo, Dorothy Tebo, and Daphine Seymour; brother, Donald Case; and grandson Michael Clark. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Medilodge of Montrose, as well as the technicians at RRC Dialysis Center in Mt. Morris for their loving care of Arlene.
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