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Donald E. Clark


Donald E. Clark, of Lake Mills, formally of Waukesha, passed away on July 17, 2020 at the age of 89. A visitation for Donald will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188.

Donald was born in Prairie du Chien on April 10, 1931, the son of Alva and Laura Clark. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. After his honorable discharge, Donald worked as an operating engineer for the Milwaukee General Construction Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, volunteered as a Boy Scout leader, served as the past commander of his American Legion and participated in the Operating Engineers Local 139.

Donald will be missed by his children, James, Thomas, Davis (Melanie) and Paul Mattson; grandchildren, Jennifer (fiancé Jeff Bjork) and Stephanie (Robert) Cassiani; great-grandchildren, Payton, MacKenzie, Quinn and Blake; sister, Carolee (the late Harold) Lembke; and brothers, Keith (Dawn) and Robert (Gerri).

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth “Betty”; and sisters, Eleanor Clark and Dona Mae (Orlo) Groves.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53295.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit

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