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“Mr. and Mrs. Clark, The love i have for you will live with me forever. From the time I was 10 to 16 years old I saw you almost everyday of...Read More »
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Mary C. Clark, age 82, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 2:00 a.m., on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Mary's life, funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. To celebrate Mary's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m., until the time of services at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Mary was born on May 11, 1934, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Frank and Mary (Altman) Bresee.

Mary was united in marriage to Lewis Clark on May 17, 1952, in Dubuque. They were blessed with 46 years together, and 8 children, before he was called home ahead of her on January 17, 1999. Mary worked at the Tollbridge Inn for many years, but her main priority in life was truly nurturing her family. She loved being a mom and spending quality time with those she loved and adored was always a daily goal for Mary. Mary has sadly made her last trip to the casino and all who knew and loved her have arrived to a new reality with broken hearts today. But we find comfort in knowing that Mary is now reunited with all of her family who've gone home before her and that she'll be waiting comfortably in eternal bliss for us all to be together again in time.

Those left to cherish Mary's memory include

her children,
Sherry (Randy) Woolf, Pensacola, FL,
Lewis (Connie Hendren) Clark,
Rosalie (Dennis) Kohl,
Rita (David) Freiburger,
Timothy Clark,
and Mary (Paul) Bosveld, all of Dubuque, IA;

20 grandchildren;

and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Clark; 2 sons Francis and Ernest Clark; a grandson, Dean Wooldridge; and 6 sisters and 2 brothers.

A Mary C. Clark memorial fund has been established.

Mary's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque for all of their kind, professional and compassionate care of Mary and her family.