Carol Clark, 49, of Shawano, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her home after a six year battle with cancer. Born on February 28, 1964, in Fond du Lac, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Larsen) Clark.
After graduating from high school, Carol furthered her education by receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and later a certificate in special education. She worked as a special education teacher at Oconto Middle school, Pulaski High School, Oconto Falls High School, Gresham and most recently at Olga Brener Intermediary School in Shawano. Her love of teaching didn't stop when the bell rang at the end of day. She continued by coaching soccer and basketball at the high school level and not only enjoyed attending the sporting events of her children, but those of her students as well. When not at work, Carol devoted as much time as she could to her beloved family. Her greatest passion in life was being a loving mother and a proud grandmother. To her children she was one of the most beloved people to ever cross this earth. Carol will also be remembered for her selfless devotion to helping improve the lives of others. Her quiet and gentle kindness touched the lives of everyone she met. She had an extreme passion for children and her loving personality and great sense of humor made her an outstanding teacher who touched not only the lives of the children she worked with directly, but also those simply in her presence.
Carol is survived by her three children: Jordan (fiancé, Bryan Irsik) Veness of Nebraska, Pvt. Lucas Veness, Hannah Boucher; a grandchild, BryLee; her parents, John and Mary Clark; and two brothers: Jon (Winnifred) Clark of Arizona and David (Wendy) Clark of North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the 1st United Methodist Church in Menominee, Mich. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, from Noon until the time of the service.
Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com.