Vivian E. Clark
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Vivian E. Clark, 87, of Black River Falls died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
Vivian Eileen Zeman was born on June 18, 1921, in the town of Albion Disco area, Jackson County, Wis., to George and Mabel Stone Zeman. She graduated from Melrose High School.
On Nov. 2, 1940, she married Eugene Clark Jr. at North Bend Presbyterian Church. The couple settled on a farm in the town of Irving, where Vivian lived for the rest of her life. Eugene Clark Jr. died in 1963.
Vivian was employed at the Black River Memorial Hospital nurse’s aide, laboratory, X-ray department and emergency room for 35 years. She also was employed at the Federation Cooperative Black River Crossing Oasis for 12 years.
She was a member of the Melrose Wis. United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Jackson County Bird Watching Club. She also was a former member of the Ruth Circle of the Melrose United Methodist Church.
Vivian enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed bird watching, vegetable gardening, flower gardening, spending time outdoors, canoeing and camping.
Survivors include four daughters, Karen Clark-Stone of Alexandria, Va., Sharon Jacobson of Parker, Colo., Janice James Farish of Monument, Colo., and Kay Mark Simonson of Greenfield, Wis.; three sons, Jerome Patricia Clark of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Gordon Judith Friederichs Clark of Green Bay, Wis., and Wayne Lynne Clark of Poynette, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roger Zeman of Black River Falls.
In addition to her husband, Eugene Clark Jr., Vivian was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Olson, and a brother, Gerald Zeman.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, at Melrose United Methodist Church, and burial will be in the Irving Cemetery, town of Irving, Jackson County on Saturday, July 5. Loretta Waughtal will officiate.
Family and friends are invited for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at Buswell Funeral Home www.buswellfuneralhome.com, Black River Falls, and from 10 a.m. until services on Thursday at Melrose United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be given to either the Melrose United Methodist Church, the Jackson County Bird Watchers Club, or the Irving Sticktights 4-H Club.