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