Gothenburg Resident: Frances Marie Clark (1922-2016)
Frances Marie V. Clark, 94, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died December 23rd, 2016 at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Frances Marie Vobejda was born October 13th, 1922 to Robert and Lydia (Stefek) Vobejda in Hettinger, North Dakota. She lived with her parents and brothers, Bill, George, Harvey and Vernon in Lodgepole, South Dakota.
She attended a country grade school near Lodgepole and graduated from Hettinger High School in 1940. She attended Black Hills Teacher’s College in Spearfish South Dakota and taught school in Phillip, South Dakota and
Brentford, South Dakota and was so pleased that so many of her family have followed in her footsteps.
Frances married Roger Robert Clark on September 10th, 1946 at Denver, Colorado. To this union were born their six children: Carol, Alan, Bruce, Dennis, David and Jim.
Frances and Roger farmed twelve miles southwest of Gothenburg since 1946. Family was extremely important to Frances. She attended 50 years of Gothenburg student activities for her children and grandchildren. She also was an avid Husker fan.
She was a loyal member of Union Aid and VFW.
Frances is survived by her children: Carol (Joseph) Adams of Lincoln Nebraska, Alan (Cecily) of Cozad, Bruce (Joyce) of Gothenburg, Dennis (Mary Lou) of Gothenburg, David (Deb) of Gothenburg, Jim (Mary) of Gothenburg, 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, three brothers George Vobejda of Overland Park, Kansas, Harvey (Darlene) Vobejda of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Vernon (Jarla) Vobejda of Colorado Springs, Colorado, brotherin-law Glen Weiss of Greeley, Colorado, sister-in-law Ardith Clark of Brady and many nieces and nephews.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband Roger, her parents, infant son Douglas Jay, grandson Jason Douglas, her brother William (Bill) Vobejda, sisters-in-law Betty Weiss, Betty Lou Clark, Virginia Vobejda and Gloria Vobejda and brothers-in-law Dale Clark and Van Clark.
Visitation was held at American Lutheran Church, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Wednesday, December 28th, 2016.
Services will be held at American Lutheran Church, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 2:30 pm with Lonna Grabenstein officiating.
Burial will follow in the Peckham Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave, PO Box 194, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.