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Patrick Clark

September 03, 1941 - July 20, 2019

Visitation - Wednesday

July 24, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00PM

Nativity Catholic Church

Prayer Service - Wednesday

July 24, 2019
- 7:00 PM

Nativity Catholic Church

Funeral Service

July 25, 2019
- 10:00 AM

Nativity Catholic Church

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

Patrick Clark

September 03, 1941 - July 20, 2019

Obituary

Patrick Bernard Clark, 77, of Moorhead, MN died peacefully on July 20, 2019 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND surrounded by his family.

Patrick B. Clark was born on September 3, 1941 in Fargo, ND the son of Bernard and Cecelia Clark (Cysewski). He was raised and educated in Fargo, graduating from Fargo Shanley High School in 1959. Following graduation he attended several professional schools and served in the Army National Guard.

Pat and his family resided in Hawley, MN for 15 years where he was a founding member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. In 1989, Pat and his family relocated to Moorhead, MN so his children could be educated in the Fargo Catholic School Network. Patrick worked as a controller for K&K Construction and Galvanizers Inc. of West Fargo, ND for 32 years and retired in 2010.

He was inducted into the Fargo Shanley Hall of Fame in 2017, as part of the 1958 football team.

Patrick was very involved with Nativity Church of Fargo, passionate about the Pro-Life Movement and committed to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Pat is survived by his wife of 10 years, Donna Clark (Heald), and his children: Blaine Clark (Victoria Forsland) of Harwood, Carrie Clark (Robert Tupa) of Eden Prairie, MN, Aaron Clark (Sean Conley) of Chicago, IL, Danielle Ranek (Josh Ranek) of Spearfish, SD, step-daughter M.E. Heald (Matt Hovey) of Minnesota, step-daughter-in-law Amanda Heald-Killebrew of Blaine, MN and his sister, Phyllis Brooks of Grand Forks, ND. In addition, he also has ten grandchildren: Reagan, Liam, Lily (Blaine), Anna, Greta (Carrie), Kaleb, Isaac, Gabrielle, Rebekah (Danielle) and Piercen (Arty).

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Ceal Clark, brother-in-law, Bob Brooks, and his stepson, Arty Heald.

For those who knew Pat, he will be remembered best for his: faith, dedication to his family, sense of humor, ability to tell great stories, thirty-one years of sobriety, passion for life, being physically active and a love of the outdoors.

Visitation: 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday July 24, 2019 at Nativity Church of Fargo with a prayer service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral Service: 10:00 am Thursday July 25, 2019 at Nativity Church of Fargo with visitation beginning at 9:00 am.

Burial: Will take place at a later date at Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo, ND.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be given to John Paul II Catholic School Network, Real Presence Radio (RPR) 1280 AM, Fargo or a charity of choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND. To visit our online guestbook please go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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16 responses to “Patrick Clark”

  1. John Carson says:

    Pat was a true and wonderful friend. I will miss him immensely. However I know for certain that he had a straight course to heaven without any stop purgatory. He was one of the most holy men I’ve ever met and I know that he is a site. He was a great inspiration to me and I will never forget him. My prayers go out for Donna and her family at this great loss of this wonderful man.

  2. Rick Graalum says:

    I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss of Pat!
    Pat fought the good fight in life and will granted eternal blessing with our Heavenly Father and all our beloved love-ones in Heaven.
    With loving thoughts,
    Rick & Terryl Graalum

  3. Dcn. Dave Opsahl says:

    Pat was a humble and well grounded man. He understood from whom his strength came and lived his life in thanksgiving. My prayers until we meet again, Pat.

  4. Jim McMerty says:

    Pat was one of the best.

  5. Michael O McGuire says:

    Pat was a good man. Many years ago we were skydiving buddies. My prays are with him and his family.

  6. "Toot" Gregor says:

    Pat I will miss you at mass and coffee after words may you rest in peace.

  7. Jim Ebsen says:

    Pat Clark was one of the first people I met in 5th grade at St. Anthony’s. We shared many good times playing park board baseball, scouts, and serving as altar boys. Pat was as adventuresome as anyone could be. There was really nothing he wouldn’t try, be it climbing trees, jumping off roofs, riding bikes at the Oak Grove Bicycle hills or soaping Dale Kalooza’s car at Holloween and us getting caught. Pat was fearless. After 8th grade Pat and I split up. He went to Shanley and I back to public school and Central High School. We both graduated in 1959. After high school, we joined up again. Ray Kern was a friend of Pat and me. Together the three of us shared an interest in SCUBA diving in the early 1960s. We were way ahead of our time. We must have worn out several sets of tires driving between Fargo and Lake Bad Medicine for our thrills. Pat took his adventuresome spirit a step further when he took up sky diving. Stories I have been told about his sky diving endeavors are breath taking. Kern was always looking to the sky hoping to see Pat descending. Whenever I’d ask Kern if he’d seen Pat recently, he go outside to scan the sky. It was a running joke. I will miss Pat. No one can replace the good times we had together.

    Jim Ebsen

  8. Kelly Moore says:

    Donna and family I am so very sorry for your loss. It was great to have Pat in our family when he married you. He was a great guy and will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts with you.

  9. Rick Nelson says:

    Donna I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Pat. I met him at our last class reunion and thought he was a very pleasant man. Sincerely, Dale ( Rick) Nelson

  10. Pam says:

    Oh Donna,
    I am so sorry your loss. Pat was a good man.

  11. Ron & Jeanne Peterson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to Donna and the family at this time of sarrow. Pat was a very good friend since back in the late 50s, also the Best Man at our wedding. We have many memories over the years, we will miss him. Rest In Peace my friend!!

  12. Wendy Baumann says:

    Pat was my first boss, in 1975 when I was 17, and taught me much about business, work ethic, and life. He was a very upbeat and kind man, and I admired his strong faith, his go-go attitude, and his commitment to family and to living a healthy lifestyle. Rest Well in Heaven, Pat!

  13. Daniel Eck says:

    Pat was a true man of God. He always displayed his faith thru action and never with expectations. I will miss him greatly!!!

  14. Patrick Flynn says:

    I pray that Pat may rest in peace united with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I will miss being with Pat each year at the Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo. He was a prayer warrior and brought the presence of God with him wherever he was. Lord, let your perpetual light shine upon Pat and all of the faithful departed.

  15. Mary Rousslang says:

    I am remembering your wedding, Donna, and how much fun we had! He was so happy and fun. We are so sorry to hear that he has passed, but know that he is in loving arms in peace.

  16. Bill and Colleen Curtis says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, heavens gain. Pat introduced Bill and I 54 years ago. We are so thankful for his friendship. God bless his family.

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