In Memory of




Obituary for Dorris Mae Clark

Surrounded by her family Dorris Mae Clark 96, passed away June 19, 2022, in Eau Claire Wisconsin. She had lived with her daughter there for over 2 years.

Dorris was born on February 18, 1926, in Coal City Illinois. She was the eldest daughter of Anton and Mary (Zajicek) Vilt. She was the eldest of four brothers and three sisters, all of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Coal City High School. She was married to Eugene (Gene) Clark for 36 years, as her ex-husband he preceded her in death. They had 5 daughters: Linda, who has 2 daughters, Sarah and Melissa; Carol, who has a daughter Mariah; Yvonne, who has 2 daughters Faye and Claire; Anita, who has 3 daughters Marthe, Kirstin and Alix; and Loralee who has a daughter Dagny. Dorris also has 7 great-granddaughters and 3 great grandsons.

Dorris worked at Dresden Nuclear Power Plant as the executive secretary to the Project Manager during the construction phase. After the plant was completed, she and Gene owned and operated Cinderella’s Flowers and Gifts, which was originally started by her parents.

For 29 years Dorris resided in Cambridge, Minnesota, where she made many good friends especially the Harcey family. She was preceded in death by her very dear friend, Paul Gustafson.

Contributing gladly to every community in which she found herself, Dorris shared her many talents.
Dorris had a green thumb, gifted hands and great legs (for dancing). She danced several times a week until covid interfered when she was 94. She shared her love of gardening, arts and crafting, with her family and friends. Remember her snowflakes.

The family will be holding a Celebration of her Life at a later date.

To honor Dorris’ memory, share the talents you learned from her. Help someone learn to sew, quilt, knit or crochet. Plant a garden. Weed a garden. Fill a space with flowers. Then when you’re hands are dirty-wash some dishes! Then dance. If you don’t know how, go take a class. Dance.

In Lieu of flowers, family suggests having Mass said for mom at your local church, or memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospice and My Choice Wisconsin teams, who took such excellent care of our mom in her final months.