Elizabeth A. Clark, age 84, of 702 South 22nd Street, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Betty was born December 9, 1927, in Sheboygan, a daughter of Jake and Louise (Wensauer)Van Der Vaart. She attended Central High School. On February 26, 1946, she was united in marriage to Raymond William Clark, in Waukegan, IL. During WWII Betty served in the Civil Air Patrol. She was also involved in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts when her children were young.
Betty worked at Lakeside Canning and Park and Shop. She retired from the laundry department at the Sheboygan Area School District. She enjoyed working with children at various schools. Betty was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was a member of the St. Mark’s R & R Club, Ladies Auxiliary and attended the Happy Hearts and Sheet Metal Retirees Club. She served in the St. Mark Food Pantry for many years until declining health forced her to retire. Betty and Ray enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling together. She also loved to dine out with friends, play bingo and attending her granddaughter Amanda's concerts with The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony and North High. Most of all Betty cherished her family and her dog Max. The highlight of her summer would be a week of vacation at the cottage on the lake with the Zajkowski and Hennen families.
Betty is survived by her loving children who will miss her terribly, daughter Rosemary and Richard Van Ess of Green Valley, AZ, son Tom and Sandy Clark of Sheboygan, son Raymond Jr. and Kathy Clark of Tucson, AZ, daughter Susan and Edward Zajkowski of Jackson, Wl, daughter Cindy and Alan Martell of Sheboygan, Tammy Hargett of Scottsdale, AZ and her most beloved dog Max, who meant the world to her. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Chris (Jeff) Hayenga, John (Jenny) Clark, Jennifer Millard, Sherry (Edward Jacobs) Clark, Jamie (Katy) Hennen, Joey (Jenny) Hennen, Amanda Martell, and Taylor and Isabelle Hargett, her great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Jason Clark, Danny, Josh and Grace Hennen, Logan and Alex Hennen, and Dale and Shawn Millard. Betty also leaves behind her dear friend Marrie Ann Pankratz and her other many dear friends. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband Raymond, her brothers Edward and Anthony Van Der Vaart and a sister Elizabeth Van Der Vaart, a granddaughter, Whitney Hargett, son-in-law Danny Hennen and her dog, Dusty.
A funeral service for Elizabeth will be held, 11 A.M., Wednesday, January 11, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, North 7th and Erie. Entombment will follow in Garden Terrace Mausoleum.
Friends may call at St. Mark Lutheran Church on Wednesday from 9 A.M. until the timeof service at 11 A.M.
Betty was so loved by her family and friends that in return she loved everyone in her life. She was the best wife, mom and grandmother anyone could ever ask for. Her passing will leave us with such great sorrow but also such wonderful memories. We will always love you.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
The Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home is serving the family
Online condolences may be expressed at www.novakrammziegler.com
Services Rendered by: Reinbold Novak Funeral Home