November 29, 1949 — May 3, 2022


TOMAH - Colin E. Clark, 72, of Tomah, WI, died May 3, 2022, surrounded by family and the love of many friends. He was born November 29, 1949, in Sparta, WI, to Lawrence and Kathryn (Boynton) Clark. He was a member of the Tomah Senior High School graduating class of 1967.

   He attended Madison Area Technical College where he received his degree in Quantity Food Preparation and Service. Following graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, serving two years in Africa. Colin then spent an additional eight years in Africa working for Catholic Relief Services. Colin married Anne Baveystock in 1977. They were later divorced. After his return from Africa, Colin spent the majority of his career in the hospitality industry, mainly in management of motel properties and restaurants in several states. He owned his own restaurant/bar in Buffalo City, WI several years ago.

   Colin enjoyed the Mississippi River, fishing, the Packers, Badgers, NASCAR,  anything Irish,  and spending as much time as he could with family and friends. Colin returned to Tomah ten years ago to be closer to his family and friends who were the most important part of his life. He was a kind, thoughtful and very much fun-loving person who would spend hours reminiscing about his wonderful childhood friends and high school friends from Tomah. He was a loving son, brother, and dear Uncle (Uncle Cowpie) to his 13 nieces and nephews.

   Colin was gifted with a very special circle of friends and renewed relationships for the past 10 years in Tomah who have been so very supportive and caring as he faced many health challenges. His family is forever grateful.

   He is survived by his brothers Kevin (Jym) Clark of Greenfield, WI, Kieran (Lynn) Clark of Marshfield, WI, Christopher (Gayle Pietrzak) of Lakeville, MN and sisters Colette Clark of Milwaukee, WI, Calista Bestor of Jacksonville, FL, and Claudia (Jim) Lenz of Waukesha, WI, nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence S., and Kathryn F. Clark.

   A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at 4:00 P.M. at Queen of Apostles Parish at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church, 303 W. Monroe St Tomah. Rev. Monsignor David Kunz will officiate. Following the prayer service friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon and socializing in the church fellowship hall until 6:00 PM. Colin proudly donated his body to Mayo Research. A family burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences can be offered by visiting

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home