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Sally Clark

Sally L. Clark, age 87, of Litchfield, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, at the Benedictine Care Community in Ada.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Litchfield. Interment will be at Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home.

Sally Louise Clark was on February 20, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of George and Josephine (Randall) VanMeter. Sally grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Central High School in 1947. She continued her education, graduating from Art School in Minneapolis. Sally then worked for the Soo Line Railroad for a few years. On July 12, 1952, in Minneapolis, Sally was united in marriage to Merlin Clark. They built a house in Glen Lake, Minnesota, on her grandparents homestead, where they raised their three boys, Jeff, Dave and Mike. In 1971, they moved their family to a farm on Peterson Lake, near Grove City. There they raised sheep, horses and dogs. Sally was very fond of animals, spending many hours with them. She used the animals for inspiration in her drawings, she was very talented in pen and ink, using the drawings to create greeting cards and selling them locally.

Sally was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Litchfield for the past 40 years and was very involved in all the churches activities. Sally loved people and never met anyone she didn't like.

Sally is survived by her three sons, Jeffrey (and Barb) Clark, of Veblen, SD., David (and Becky) Clark, of Grand Forks, ND., and Michael Clark, of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Marshall (and Kristen) Clark, Austin (and Alisen) Clark, Amber Clark, Josephine Clark and Ryan Clark and one great granddaughter, Marit Clark; besides other relatives and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Merlin Clark in 2003; her parents and two sisters, Joann Gonzalez and Mary Lou Meneely.

Cemetery Details

Ripley Cemetery

Litchfield, MN, 56201



NOV 29. 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Cornerstone Baptist Church

205 CSAH 34

Litchfield, MN, US, 55355



NOV 29. 01:30 PM

Cornerstone Baptist Church

205 CSAH 34

Litchfield, MN, US, 55355


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Jeff so sorry for the passing of your mother. Blessed me her memory!

Jean Larson - November 22, 2016 at 06:58 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jean Larson lit a candle in memory of Sally Clark

Jean Larson - November 22, 2016 at 06:57 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss, Mike, Dave, Jeff and families. I have many fond memories of Sally growing up in Swede Grove - especially 4H activities, and more recently - the short time that Sally and my Mom were neighbors again - at Emmanuel Home. - Tim Bergstrom

Tim Bergstrom - November 23, 2016 at 12:49 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Prairie Ridge Dairies purchased the Simply Lily for the family of Sally Clark.

Prairie Ridge Dairies - November 28, 2016 at 10:10 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Classic Sympathy Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Sally Clark.

November 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sally was one of the nicest people we have ever known. Jesus was waiting for her with open arms.Galen & Chris Larson

Galen Larson - November 29, 2016 at 07:25 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with your Mom. She was such a wonderful kind hearted person. It has been so many years since I last spoke with her but I remember how proud she was of all of her boys and family. So many times I would think of her, and wonder how she was doing. Wishing I had taken the time to go see her. My deepest sympathy to all of you, and Mike, it would be so great to hear from you sometime!May God comfort you now and in the days to come.Rae Ann Bartz

Rae Ann Bartz - November 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM