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Richard Clark 09/10/2019

Richard Clark 09/10/2019

Richard “Dick” Clark, age 67 of New Richmond, died peacefully Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Comforts of Home in River Falls. He was born the son of Douglas and Harriet (nee Scottum) Clark on January 10, 1952 in New Richmond. Growing up Dick was raised by Don and Harriet Preble after Doug passed away when Dick was 2 years old. Dick grew up in New Richmond graduating from New Richmond High School in 1970. He graduated from WITC in Rice Lake with a degree in Architectural Commercial Design and where he met his wife, Jill Haines. Dick and Jill married September 30, 1972 in Rice Lake, WI. After they were married, they moved to Fond du Lac, WI where their son, Brandon was born on October 6, 1973. Dick’s professional career was in the home building industry, retiring in 2011. He loved watching the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. Dick enjoyed playing golf and spending time with grandchildren and friends. For 20 years, Dick was an active member of the Lions Club and New Richmond Chamber. He was a kind and gentle man of not many words but was quick with the one liner’s and making people laugh.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Doug and Harriet; stepfather, Donald Preble; and brother, Harlan. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jill; son, Brandon (Brianne Rehak); grandchildren, Nixon Lombardi and Fletcher Hutson; brother, Sheldon (Veronica); sister-in-law, Sheila; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A memorial service was held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:00pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Avenue) in New Richmond with a visitation starting at 1:00pm. Dinner was held following the service at Gibby’s Lanes (546 W North Shore Drive) in New Richmond. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Ross & Cheryl Fellinger Posted September 11, 2019 4:16 pm

    Jill, Brandon & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim and Sandi Thompson Posted September 12, 2019 12:13 am

    Jill and Brandon. There just are no words. We loved that man and will always treasure the time and fun we had with him. May this sweet man rest in God’s eternal peace. Our very deepest sympathy to all of you.

  • Susan & Jim Davis Posted September 12, 2019 12:31 am

    We will remember Dick as a dyed-in-green Packer fan and a guy with a great smile. Our deepest sympathies, Jill and Brandon.

  • Patty Schachtner Posted September 12, 2019 11:02 am

    Jill, I am so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. I have many fond memories of him. I am thinking of all of you.

  • Judy and Gary Freismuth Posted September 12, 2019 3:34 pm

    Jill we are so sorry for your loss. Dick was a wonderful guy. Dick and you will be in our prayers.

  • Erin, Cory, Megan and Adam Larse Posted September 12, 2019 3:36 pm

    Jill -We’re so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. We thoroughly enjoyed being neighbors and friends with him in our short time in Fox Run. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Barb Kunz Posted September 12, 2019 3:42 pm

    I’m so sorry that you had to go through the journey of losing this wonderful man twice. I have so many good memories of Dick and am here for you. Much love and hugs.

  • Ann Alberg Posted September 12, 2019 6:45 pm

    I’m so sorry for you loss . Cherish the memories my sympathy and prayer are with you

  • Diana & Ty Valentine Posted September 12, 2019 6:51 pm

    Jill, Brandon & Family- our hearts are so broken. We are so sorry to hear the passing of Dick. ? We had so much fun in our past years and those memories will be for ever grateful. He was a wonderful man inside and out. Much love to you! Praying for comfort! ?

  • Lisa Richert Posted September 12, 2019 8:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss! What a wonderful man with a big heart! Sending prayers of healing and strength your way! Love ya

  • Melissa Maple Posted September 12, 2019 9:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Jim Heldstab Posted September 12, 2019 10:10 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss dear classmate.

  • Al and Debbie Posted September 12, 2019 10:35 pm

    Jill, Brandon and Family, so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of him. Thoughts and prayers sent to all of you. Big hugs sent to you, Jill. Love you.

  • Howard Cameron Posted September 15, 2019 3:37 pm

    MY condolences to you Jill, your son Brandon and family

  • Kari Stockwell Posted September 15, 2019 11:19 pm

    Jill so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I have often thought back to all the good times we had all those years ago. He was a wonderful man. Kari (Haen)Stockwell

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