Lewis F. Clark, Jr.

  • Born: June 14, 1929
  • Died: May 31, 2019
  • Location: Highland, Indiana

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Cedar Lake, IN 46303

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Lewis Fitch Clark, Jr., a long-time resident of Highland, died on May 31, 2019 at age 89. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marjorie (Brown) Clark and his parents, Lewis F. Clark Sr. and Charlotte (Manning) Clark. Lew is survived by his seven children, Lewis F. Clark III of Chicago, Marjorie Clark of Highland, Kathleen (Steven) Miller of Little Rock, AR, James Clark of Griffith, Dee (Sanusi) Mutuwa of Cedar Lake, Glenn Clark (Gregory Lebel) of Takoma Park, MD, and Robert (Heather) Clark of Valparaiso. He loved and was greatly loved by his eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his cousins and his wife's many Brown and Cain relatives.

Raised as an only child in Waverly, NY, Lew served in the army during the Korean War, graduated from Trinity College of Florida, where he met his wife, and retired after many years as a manager in the No. 2 Coke Plant at Inland Steel in East Chicago. Lew was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and was a long-time elder at Christian Fellowship Church in Hammond. His memory will be cherished for his friendly greeting, his big laugh, the many visits he made to the sick and elderly, his faithful prayers, and for the thousands of homemade cookies he gave in love.

A celebration of Lew's life will be held at Christian Fellowship Church on what would have been his 90th birthday, Friday, June 14th, at 6:30 PM, with fellowship and refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Pacific Garden Mission or the charity of your choice in his memory.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lewie & Margie, I just learned about your father's homegoing. He will be greatly missed, I know. My prayers are with you all as your hearts are drawn heavenward more and more.

Posted by Sandra Hawkins - Niles, MI   June 14, 2019

Lew has been part of my life for 60 years. I grew up in Waverly, NY, (as did he) a generation after him. His mother and father often looked after me when I had short legs. That couple always made me laugh, so it was no surprise to me when I knew Lew was bringing his family east from CHICAGO I was happy knowing that soon he would have me rolling with laughter. His wife, Marge, sang at our church like a 19th century diva. His children were (are) wonderful and Lew was true to God's command, Be fruitful and multiply. Seven children. I lost track of the grands and the great grands. One summer he invited me to ride back to Chicago from Waverly, and then gave me a world class tour of the Windy City. It was almost overwhelming for a young boy from a farming community, but his love, generosity, and infectious laughter changed the course of my life. I'm happy that he is with his beloved Marge again, but I will always have a deep love for this man until I leave this world as well.

Posted by Brian Halton - Sayre, PA - Friend   June 09, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family. Dad is in a better place now with Jesus and Mom and all the saints who have gone ahead. He has joined the great cloud of witnesses to cheer us on as we run this race. We will miss him for a season but we will see him again. What a glorious day that will be.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NIV) 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

1 Thessalonians 4:18 (NIV) Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Posted by Ibiene Osuobeni - Westerville, OH - Family   June 08, 2019

What a devout man of God Lew was. He was an example of what every Christian should be. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jerry & Debbi DeBoer - Cedar Lake, IN - Family Friend   June 07, 2019

I met Mr Clark in the early 70's and he was always the nicest person you would want to know.He will be missed by all.

Posted by Anita Lawson - West Union, SC - Family Friend   June 07, 2019