Sally Clark-Clasen

Sally L. Clarke-Clasen, 66, formerly of Grafton, died of complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure at her Fond du Lac home on Saturday, Oct. 20.  

Mrs. Clarke-Clasen was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 13, 1952, to Edgar and Laura Cloud. She was raised in Delaware and on Aug. 25, 1977, she married LeRoy Clarke.

The couple moved to Grafton in 1981, where they were involved in Grafton Little League. Mr. Clarke preceded his wife in death in 1997.

On Aug. 1, 2008, she married Baldwin Clasen. The couple moved to Fond du Lac in 2014.  

Mrs. Clarke-Clasen worked for more than 20 years as a school bus driver for School Transport/All Tran in Mequon and later for Johnson Bus in Fond du Lac, retiring in 2013.

Her family said she loved the Philadelphia Eagles and the University of Wisconsin Badgers football team and marching band. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Clarke-Clasen is survived by husband Baldwin Clasen of Fond du Lac; children Lorraine Clarke of Mesa, Ariz., Karen (Bill) McClure of Coatesville, Pa., Geri (Sean) Motherway of Saukville, Jim (Heather Showalter) of Rising Sun, Md., Andy (Lisa) of Newburg  and Nicole (Jason) Taugner of Norfolk, Va; and stepdaughter Amy Clasen of La Crosse.

She is further survived by 18 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, 20 great-grandchildren, brothers Todd and Kim Cloud of Florida and Jamie Cloud of Delaware; and sisters Wendy Whaling of Texas, Bonnie Tipton of Delaware, Karen McClure of Pennsylvania and Lorraine of Arizona.

Mrs. Clarke-Clasen was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Clarke; children Sharon Clarke-Smith, Melanie and Thomas Lentz; two brothers and sister Sharon Clarke-Smith.  

A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 25, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg.

Memorials to the Grafton Little League or to, an organization that recognizes the daily average of 22 veteran suicides, are suggested.




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