Chesterton Tribune

Monroe H. Clark dies at 84

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Monroe H. Clark, 84, of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008 at St. Anthony Memorial Health Care, Michigan City.

He was born July 25, 1924 in Hytop, Ala. the son of Wheeler and Topsy Clark, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Nov. 14, 1948 in Blue Island, Ill., he married Lorraine Wagner, who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1997.

Surviving are a daughter, Sherry (Philip) Guarino of Rockford, Ill.; sons, Michael Clark of Homewood, Ill. and Todd Clark, of Stock Island, Fla.; grandchildren, Rachael Lee, Dr. Alicia (Tony) Guarino, Bianca Clark, Adam Guarino and Monique Clark; brothers, Raymond Clark of Decatur, Ala. and Virgil Clark of Stone Mountain, Ga. and a sister, Edith McLemore of Huntsville, Ala.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Stephen A. Clark and Jeffrey M. Clark, a sister and 5 brothers.

Mr. Clark had been a crane operator with Interlake Steel for 44 years until his retirement. He was a member of United Steel Workers in Riverdale, Ill.

Services, Rev. Ken Roh officiating, were Sunday, Jan. 4 at the Korean United Methodist Church, Flossmoor, Ill. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To view his tribute, leave private or public condolences or sign the guest book visit

Posted 1/6/2009