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Todd Clark

October 15, 1972 - April 06, 2016

Celebration of Life - Saturday

April 16, 2016
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

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Todd Clark

October 15, 1972 - April 06, 2016

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Todd Timothy Clark, 1972-2016

Todd Timothy Clark departed this world on April 6, 2016. Todd was born on October 15, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan, to Jeffrey Todd and Anna Marie (Lopiccolo) Clark. He was big brother to his beloved and loving sister, Kamaya Heather (Clark) Peterson.

Todd was born when his father was in college and as an infant lived in Dearborn, Michigan. In his early years Todd and his family moved quite a bit, as his father pursued graduate education and work experience in archaeology. Over the years, Todd lived in Michigan, Tennessee, New York, South Dakota, Illinois, and Hawaii, all before moving to Fargo, North Dakota, when he was 11. He attended Agassiz Jr. High, South High, and North Dakota State University.

From an early age, Todd loved to accompany his dad on archaeological projects in Polynesia (Hawaii, Samoa, and Fiji). Todd worked at a number of jobs over the years, from Creative Arts Studio, to Fargo Youth Commission, construction projects, and others. But he was first and foremost, in his heart and soul, a man of music; he promoted music events and became well known in the electronic music community as DJ Koi. He will be remembered not just for his music but for his dancing, eyes closed and moving free-form to the music.

The list of adjectives that would describe Todd’s character is long and even at times contradictory. Todd was a man with a great heart and beautiful spirit. He was kind, loving, extremely sensitive, highly congenial, creative, and extremely intelligent. He could also be stubborn and headstrong. And while he was often ebullient, he also came to suffer from depression. Beautiful and caring, but sometimes troubled, Todd touched the lives of more people—whether for a short time or through years of friendship—than he realized.

A very bright star has burned out in our lives, and the lives of many others. The loss in our lives is as immeasurable as our love for Todd. He will live on, though, in the warm memories of his family and friends. Todd will be missed more than can be expressed in words and until the ends of our days.

Todd is survived by his father Jeffrey Clark, mother Anna Marie Clark, his sister Kamaya Heather (Clark) Peterson, brother-in-law Kristopher Peterson, nephew Makai Jeffrey Peterson, grandmother Wavalene R. Clark, and his cherished African Gray parrot, Kona. Todd is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald F. Clark, and his maternal grandparents, John and MaryAnn Lopiccolo.

A Celebration of Todd Clark’s Life will be held at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo on Saturday, April 16, 3-5 pm.

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36 responses to “Todd Clark”

  1. Emily Hagemeister and Alex Finken says:

    Dear Jeff, Ann, Kami, and Family,

    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of Todd’s passing.We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Our thoughts will be with all of you during this time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    May peace be upon you,

    Emily and Alex

  2. Melissa DuBord says:

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH TODDY!!!!! Praying for you and all your loved ones. Dancing with you in Heaven brother. Love always, your little Melissa

  3. Alan and Bunny White says:

    Ann and Jeff,
    We are so sorry to hear the news about Todd. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bunny reminded me of the Pig Pickin’ where Todd brought his large bird, who was very well behaved. The bird started saying, Yooo Hoo, Yoooo Hooooo, louder and louder, until Todd realized that one of our cats was sneaking up behind him to get a better look at the bird.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Alan and Bunny

  4. Mark McCourt says:

    I can imagine, but not fully realize, the impact of this event on your lives. I wish you courage, wisdom, resilience, and what comfort you may find in love and friendship during this unbearably sad time.

    Mark

  5. Rainey Whitaker says:

    Ann and Jeff,
    I was good friends with Todd all through school, and he was one of the kindest people I have ever met!
    My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your entire family during this difficult time. Sending my love!

  6. Pat and Penny Clark says:

    Our thoughts are with you. May you be blessed with family and friends. With Love

  7. Chris Kastrinos says:

    So very sorry and sad to hear of Todd and your family’s loss. It is not an easy thing. The pain will always be there, but it does get easier with time. You are in my thoughts. Todd was a good soul….I hope wherever he is now, he says hi to my sis. I wish you well.

  8. Nem Schlecht says:

    My condolences to you and your family.

    “Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,
    Nor the furious winters rages;
    Thou thy worldly task hast done.”

    (Cymbeline – William Shakespeare)

  9. Doug and Nan says:

    Jeff and Ann,

    Words are inadequate to express the ache in our hearts for you. We are here to support you however we can. Wishing you comfort and courage to face the days ahead and for good memories to always rise to the surface.

    Doug and Nan

  10. Dick and Deb (Preston) Eley says:

    Thinking of all of you. Wishing our families didn’t live so far apart. We will keep you in our prayers.

  11. Tom and Maria says:

    Ann and Jeff,

    So very sorry for the loss of your son Todd. We are grieving with you, although we can’t even imagine the depth of this type of sorrow you are experiencing now. Wish we could be there to wrap our arms around you and let you know how much you are thought of and loved. May the true love of friends and family give you strength and peace in your heart.

  12. Nick Payne says:

    My love and condolences to everyone in Todd’s life. He will be missed and ABSOLUTELY never forgotten. I know he’ll live on in a small part of me until my day comes.

    Stay strong! Wish I could be there…

  13. James Landrum says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear this news of Todd’s passing, as I have known him since he was a wee lad in Hawaii. I know that Jeff, Ann, and Kami especially, as well as all family members and friends of the family are devastated and reeling off balance right now. My heart goes out to each of you at this time, and I can only hope that Todd is at peace.

  14. Jan Kester says:

    Todd was such a gentle, kind, soul. We will always be grateful for his friendship with our daughter, Julie. They took a class or two at the Creative Arts Studio and went to the Prom together back in the late 80’s. His sweetness and caring manner were very much appreciated. It was a troubling time for our family His presence helped so much. My heart breaks for your loss, There are not words I can say that express how sad we feel. May God’s love and the special memories of Todd give you the strength to carry you through this most difficult time.

  15. Janet Daley Jury says:

    My heart breaks in sympathy with yours in the sad passing of your son Todd. No parent can hear of such a loss and not mourn with you. I wish you peace and serenity, and, in the days to come, joy in your memories.

    Jan

  16. Stephanie Schardin Clarke says:

    Ann, Jeff, and Kami, I am so sorry for your loss. Todd was larger than life and I appreciate having had a chance to know him. Your family is in my thoughts.

  17. Gary Trocino says:

    Dear Jeff and Anne,
    Although Elaine and I can’t be with you be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless to all.
    Gary & Elaine

  18. Sue and Charlie Petry says:

    Ann, Jeff, and Kami, My arms are around you every day and so they will be on Saturday.Todd brought his music to many during our rich Verge events at the Museum and on campus during student orientations at MSUM. The students came to our table in droves because of his charisma and music and thus became museum-goers. In this way, he brought artistic richness to others. I know he is bringing music and joy somewhere and making a difference. It is so hard not to have him with us. But we will be there for you, always.

  19. Amber Larson says:

    Dearest Ann and family,
    My heart has been heavy thinking of you the last few days. There are no words, only sadness and the hope that you can find peace and understanding after the loss of your son. I remember fondly working with you at the YWCA and how you spoke with a glimmer in your eye of your children. I also remember how wonderful you were when I was expecting my first baby Eli. I gained confidence that motherhood would be a beautiful thing, partly because I could see how much you treasured your children. Hugs and love to you during this time.
    Sincerely,
    Amber Herbranson

  20. Bill Thomas says:

    Dear Ann and Jeff,

    Loretta and I are thinking of you. We all have our losses, but this must be so hard.

  21. Angela Maxwell says:

    My heart grieves for your loss. I, like so many others, had a great deal of love for Todd. We influenced each other in many ways that I will always carry with me. We went to our first “rave party” together. We stayed up all night talking about how the music and the experience had just changed our lives forever! And it did! If only all the love we all had for him was enough! He touched so many people in so many ways. His energy and enthusiasm was addicting. Everyone loved being around him. It is a tragedy he left so soon. May he live in our hearts forever and rest peacefully in the afterlife. And may his family find their way through the grief with love and support. I will be there in spirit Saturday. Much love.

  22. Janis Kirsch says:

    Jeff, Ann and Kami. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Todd and Kami when they were little, visiting Jeff on 4th floor in Menard.

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Rebecca Knutson says:

    Ann & Jeff: I was so saddened to learn about your son’s death. While I did not know him, reading his obituary & knowing what I know about you, he was a wonderful son & man, lost to you & the world much too soon. You are in my thoughts.

  24. Colby Nelsøn says:

    Thank you for always staying true to what you believed and also for sharing your mind with all of us.

    May you find the best cloud to look over all of us.
    Be safe and be free.

    Much light and love.

  25. Nichole Hensen says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  26. cousin to Jeff Linda smith bailey. Naomi,s daughter says:

    So sorry Jeff and Ann for your loss .prayers to you to keep you strong at this time.

  27. cousin to Jeff Linda smith bailey. Naomi,s daughter says:

    So sorry for your loss Jeff and Ann .prayers to keep you strong at this time

  28. Ellen Mahli says:

    The hearts of many people have been touched by Todd’s kindness and gentle spirit.
    Your family is my love and prayers.

  29. Laura Wishinsky says:

    I am truly blessed to say how fortunate I am to have had the privilege to be befriended by Todd. The optomisiom and joy he brought to my life will never be forgotten. Amazingly intelligent, talanted and genuine…. I will smile and think of him, whenever I pass the shelf he made me in my living room. He will be missed greatly.

  30. Jim Papacek says:

    Clark family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the cap, his glasses and above all his wonderful smile. It was there for everybody.
    Kamaya my heart goes out to you because I know how you especially loved him. Jim Papacek

  31. Rebecca Retherford (Kastrinos) says:

    Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
    Jeff and Anna, I don’t know your spiritual beliefs, but I personally have found much comfort believing that the pain of this world will pass away one day and we will spend eternity with our loved ones. Until we see them again with our eyes, their Spirit is with our Creator. Take comfort that our loved ones, who’s lives have been cut short, are in good hands and suffer no more.

  32. Jeff and Jacinta Zens says:

    We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time.

  33. Jory Jahner says:

    It’s been awhile since we talked you a part of an awesome period in my life you will be missed!

  34. Michael Joachim says:

    Although Todd and I were friends almost 30 years ago, he is someone I still remember vividly, especially his sense of humor and his intelligent observations of life that were far beyond his teenage years. God, he was fun. Of the days we spent together, I especially remember was when he visited me almost daily while I was in the hospital. His visits showed he was a friend who truly cared, and he had me laughing until I literally hurt. I was saddened to hear of his passing, and it doesn’t surprise me to read how many lives he touched in such positive ways.

  35. Tamra Gilbertson says:

    Sending love and healing to Todd’s family. He was a special friend to me in High School and I will always be grateful for his raging, creative, and excellent spirit!

  36. Sandy Hissong says:

    Dear Jeff, Ann, and Aunt Wava,
    I am sorry for your loss and the heavy grief your hearts must be going through. I have seen your recent posts on Facebook and am aware of your pain. I am praying for your family and hope you will be comforted.
    Thinking of you and care,
    Sandy Clark Hissong. ( Pat’s daughter)

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