Wilfred “Willie” Clark

Willie Clark

Willie Clark

Wilfred “Willie” Harvey Clark, age 76, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Moundview
Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin.

No services are planned per Willie’s wishes.

Willie was born May 10, 1937 in Friendship, Wisconsin to Ralph and Erma (Howard) Clark. He graduated from High School in La Mont, IL in 1955 and entered the Air Force for four years. Willie worked at Badger Ordnance before returning to Friendship where he opened Willie’s Still. Willie married Carole Jean Travis on June 1, 1981 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. He later sold satellite dishes and repaired them. Willie then owned and operated the Pleasant Inn CBRF in Friendship, WI until his health forced him to retire.

Willie enjoyed traveling on his motorcycle, socializing with his friends, playing cribbage, and hunting and fishing.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents.

Wife: Carole J. Clark of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter: Linda (Lee) Huckbody of Wausau, Wisconsin
Son: Michael Clark of Adams, Wisconsin
Daughter: Shelley (Tony) Sleeman of Friendship, Wisconsin
Step-Daughter: April (Curt) Lundy of Iowa
Grandchild: John (Angel) Huckbody
Grandchild: Joseph (Nicole) Huckbody
Grandchild: David (Natiana) Huckbody
Grandchild: Zachary Huckbody
Grandchild: Anna Huckbody
Grandchild: Nathan (Melissia) Sleeman
Grandchild: Brandon Sleeman
Grandchild: Ryan Sleeman
Grandchild: Dylan Sleeman
Grandchild: Steven Garbe
Grandchild: Kali Garbe
Grandchild: Cheyenne Stewart
Four Great-Grandchildren
Brother: Harland (Lois) Clark
Sister: Darlene Hall
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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  1. Michael Jensen says:

    Condolences to the entire family. We had many a good time at “Willie’s Still” with the good natured bantering up and back.
    Willie was a character and a good man. RIP Willie. I’ll pour you a gin when we meet again.

  2. Roxanne (Williams) Burleigh says:

    Good ole “Willie” alot of memories at Willie’s Still with my late husband Randy.. we hung out there a lot… R.I.P Willie.. My deepest condolences to all the family..

  3. Jackie Marti says:

    Carole, Linda, Michael, and Shelley, I am so very sorry for your loss. Willie was one of kind and I loved him because of his gruffness. You all have memories of him being a husband and a dad. Good or bad, he was one unique man. I will miss him. May prayers heal your pain. Many, many good memories I will hold dear.

  4. Lorelei and Edward Steiskal says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dave & Carmen Carpenter says:

    Mike, Shelley and the entire family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to the memories and each other.

  6. Bill and Dolly Parr says:

    Mike , Shelly, Carol and family, our thoughts are with you in this time of loss. We cherish the memories of the fun we had at Willies’ Still or “Still Willies”. Our times there were always fun filled. Thank you Carol for the card playing with Belva. She looked forward to the days at Liberty playing cribbage. Willie will be missed by all.

  7. Michelle (Roberts) and Erik Jorgensen says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. I enjoyed a few of our recent talks about my dad and memories I had of Willie’s Still as a kid. He will be missed. Sending the entire family our prayers from our family to yours.

  8. Linda and Tom Machan says:

    Carol, Mike, and all,
    So sorry for your loss. Willie will long be remembered.

  9. Sam & Marilyn Baggs says:

    Sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. Many memories for all at Willie’s Still. Life was a
    struggle and now he is at peace. Blessings to all.

  10. Valerie mecklenburg says:

    To the entire family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Bless you all..

  11. Dody & Lawrence says:

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  12. Linda and Tom Machan says:

    Carol, Mike, Shelly, and families,

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  13. Mike and Carol Skotzke says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of a good friend of ours!
    Our prayers are with you Carole and Family. Rest in peace Willie.
    Enjoyed some great times with Willie when times weren’t good for me
    and gave me part time work doing things when I myself had accidents.

  14. Mike & Sue Moran says:

    To Willie’s family, you have our condolences & deepest sympathy.

  15. Allan klaus says:

    Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a good man (one of a kind). We had a lot of good times at the Still and the old bow range. RIP Willy.

  16. David Ottosen says:

    Carol, sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. He was a great friend of Sarah and I. You both took such great care of Sarah mother. Way beyond our expectations. I will miss his emails also. Was a very kind and caring person. I will miss him.

  17. Anne Northway says:

    So sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. He was a good friend to all of us, always there to listen and of course give his opinion. I couldn’t pass on his pizza’s…and not being a lover of beer, he always had a large glass of milk for me to go with that pizza. Sending thoughts and prayers across the miles to you all.

  18. Tom and Gretchen Wetzel says:

    Mike, Shelley and family, So sorry for your lose. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Jodie Woodruff says:

    Shelly (Tony) and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers, peace, and light.

  20. Sarah Hays Virnig says:

    Linda, Mike and Shelley and families Sorry to hear of your fathers passing

  21. Kay Olson-Martz says:

    My deepest sympathy to Willie’s family. My memories go back long before he opened Willie’s Still, but after he opened it he helped me with the memories I have today. One is that he “Stole” (as he would say) me away from the Ski Hill when I became his waitress. He gave me a raise from $1.25 that I was making there to $1.69. I became the highest paid waitress in the county way back then. Memories of his children growing up, and that of other’s in the community that came in there to eat. I could go on but I am sure we all have fond memories of Willie. To Linda, Mike and Shelley my deepest sympathy with the passing of your father. To Darlene, his sister, I also send you my deepest sympathy, and to Carole, he will always be with you, in your heart and thoughts. We have all grown and gone our separate ways but to you Willie, I thank you for the memories! Willie’s Legacy will go on when you share your memories with his grandchildren. My condolences to all of you. May the Great Spirit above, along with our heavenly father, hold you tightly in His arms and give you comfort. Sincerely, with Love and Friendship, Kay Olson-Martz

  22. Carol Schanke & Terry Schaetzka says:

    Linda, Mike, Shelley, and family, so sorry to here about your dad.

  23. Lisa Gurecki and family says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your father. I hope that your memories will help you get thru this difficult time.

  24. LaVonne Scott says:

    Many good memories of Willie- he always had a smile & friendly greeting. He is now at peace.

  25. Sue Anderson says:

    Mike, Shelley and Family – So sorry to hear of your loss. Willie always had a smile for everyone. Remember some fun times at Willie’s Still. You are all in my thoughts.

  26. Jon Wilson says:

    Served with Willie in Air Force & he was bartender at our wedding 55 yrs ago. We will miss him.

  27. Kay Banie says:

    Carole and family: I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Many memories are left behind. Kay

  28. Allen Baumgartner & Family says:

    Sorry for your loss, I purchase Willies Aspencade! motorcycle. He was a good Friend. God bless.

  29. Mike Brogan says:

    My condolences to the family. I many great memories with Willie.

  30. Larry & Evelyn Johnston(York) says:

    Carole and Family, I have a lot of fun and good memories of Willie-from “Willie Still’s” or “Still Willie’s” or just visiting with Willie. He always had a smile or something to say. We are so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Evie Johnston (York)

  31. Jerry and Cindy Murphy says:

    R.I.P. Willie. We had some great times at Willie’s Still You won’t be forgotten.

  32. Lori Ward says:

    Mike and Shelley, Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  33. roz Jensen says:

    sorry for your loss, use to have some good times with him and farkdale russ. He was quite the guy. RIP Willy

  34. karl solchenberger says:

    Sorry for your loss. Willie was one of those ” One in a million ” My deepest sympathy

  35. Peggy and Buck Sleeman says:

    Sending thoughts, prayers and hugs to each and everyone of you in Willie’s family at this difficult time. With Love. Always here for you.

  36. Loren Lecy and Peggy Henriksen says:

    So sorry on your loss.