WILLIAM "BILL" J. CLARK
William "Bill" J. Clark, 81, The Dalles, Ore., went home to be with his Lord Jesus July 3, 2013. He was born June 4, 1932, in rural Concordia to Birch and Marie Frybarger Clark.
He grew up in Concordia, one of 5 children. At the age of 12, he drove a taxicab after school for the family business to help support his siblings. His love of family, sense of responsibility and strong work ethic remained with him throughout his life.
As a young adult, Bill moved to Pueblo, Colo., where he worked as a Millwright at CF&I Steel Mill for the next 30 years before retiring to Oregon in 1987. Bill was a proud union member and enjoyed camping, boating, road trips and sharing his Christian faith.
Survivors: wife, Wilma Jean Clark; six children: Marilyn Rasmussen, Suzy Shockey, David Clark, Brian Clark, Cherie Groll, Leslie Clark, numerous nieces, nephews and grandchilden.