THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Carol Clark, 49, of Shawano passed away Sunday, May 12 at her home after a six-year battle with cancer.
Born on Feb. 28, 1964 in Fond du Lac, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Larsen) Clark. After high school graduation, she received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and later a certificate in special education. She worked as a special education teacher at Oconto Middle School, Pulaski High School, Oconto Falls High School, Gresham and most recently at Olga Brener Intermediate School in Shawano. Her love of teaching didn't stop when the bell rang at the end of day. She continued by coaching soccer and basketball at the high school level and not only enjoyed attending the sporting events of her children, but also those of her students.
When not at work, she devoted as much time as she could to her family. Her passion in life was being a mother and grandmother and she will be remembered for her selfless devotion to helping improve the lives of others. Her quiet and gentle kindness touched the lives of everyone she met. She had an extreme passion for children and her loving personality and great sense of humor made her an outstanding teacher who touched not only the lives of the children she worked with directly, but also those simply in her presence.
She is survived by three children, Jordan (fiance, Bryan Irsik) Veness of Nebraska, Pvt. Lucas Veness and Hannah Boucher; one grandchild; her parents, John and Mary Clark and two brothers, Jon (Winnifred) Clark of Arizona and David (Wendy) Clark of North Carolina.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the 1st United Methodist Church in Menominee, Mi. Visitation was held at the church on Tuesday from 12 noon until time of the service. Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano assisted the family with the arrangements.