Boyd James Clark, age 80 of Amery, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Willow Ridge Healthcare, after a month’s stay at ARMC and then Regions.
Boyd was born on January 21, 1939, at the family home near Amery, Wisconsin, to William & Lucille (Wilson) Clark. Boyd attended school in Amery, Wisconsin, graduating in 1957. He was married to Lucille Clark in New Richmond, Wisconsin on June 18, 1960. Boyd worked at for a short time at West Publishing, Whirlpool for 25+ years, Electrocraft, and then at Polaris, until retiring.
Boyd enjoyed hunting the elusive whitetail, and fishing, especially trout fishing, on the many small creeks in northern Wisconsin. In the summer, he loved to get everyone up at the crack of dawn, pile us in the car with a picnic lunch, and head north. We never knew where we were going and often did not return home until well after dark! He loved to drive the backroads to give all of us lessons on the trees, vegetation, berries we could or couldn’t eat, animal tracks in the sand, how to identify the calls of the many birds, and so much more. Occasionally he would bring the canoe and cram him, mom, five kids, and the Boston Terrier into it and navigate down narrow streams so he could fish away from the easily accessible areas.
He was well known for his cooking, baking, and candy making. His five different fudges, peanut brittle, and complex Christmas cookies will be missed. He was a wonderful cook and made all of the large holiday dinners, which he still loved to prepare with help from the kids.
Boyd and Lucy enjoyed being with family and friends, so almost every Friday and Saturday night, there was a card game being played at someone’s home. Often into the morning so they could enjoy breakfast together! Although he only had five biological children, there were many of our friends that found a safe place to stay for a week, a month, or longer and still think of him as a second dad.
Boyd was preceded in death by his wife Lucy, son William (Billy), and his parents. He is survived by his children, David (Becky Norquest), Deb (Darren) Palmberg, Daniel (Kerrie) Clark, and Peggy (Pat) Mickley; grandchildren, Amber Clark (Perry Mason), Logan Clark, Derrick Palmberg (Andrea Kalpin), Clayton Clark, Ethan Clark, and William Clark; great-grandchildren Perry, Helen, Gunner, and Keith Mason; brothers William (Betty) Clark, Milo (Carol) Clark, and his sister, Cindy (Alan) Paulson; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Donahue, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 25, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Amery, Wisconsin with Pastor Tim Bjorge officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the Church. Burial will take place immediately following the service at the Volga Cemetery.
To sign an online guestbook and view a video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com Arrangements were made with the Williamson ~ White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.