Ralph James "Jim " Clark

Ralph James Clark, 71, of Freeland, our hardworking, kind, loving, devoted, patriotic, and welcoming husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at his residence.  Jim was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada on March 28, 1948, and enjoyed growing up on the farm. He graduated from St. Charles High School with the class of 1967. Jim then answered the call of our country and proudly served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1968-1970. He retired from Citizens Bank.  On May 21, 2008, Jim was united in marriage to the love of his life, the former Becky Niederquell, in Las Vegas, Nevada (under the famous sign).  He enjoyed boating, NASCAR, and dining out.  Jim was a wonderful husband and family man who will be deeply missed, yet lovingly remembered for years to come.  He leaves to carry on his legacy, his wife, Becky, and children: Lisa (Tony) DeLosSantos, James (Jenny) Clark, Steve (Sabrina) Clark, Joe (Ngan) Stanulis, Jacob Stanulis, and Benjamin Fiorenza; grandchildren, Stephen, Isabella, Samantha, Alexandra, Nicholas, Zoe, Nataylia, Neveah, Mauricio, Dawson, Angel, and Christian; sister, Gwen Schultz, and sister-in-law, Jody Whelton. In addition to his In-laws, Fred and Evelyn Niederquell; Jim was welcomed home to heaven by his sister, Gloria Jean McAnny, and brothers-in-law, Bernard Schultz and Grant Whelton.  Jim’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 11:00 AM until Jim’s 1:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Military honors will follow with interment to be held privately in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be directed to Lutheran Adoption Services. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Thank you Grampa Jim for showing up to welcome the girls to the world! And thank you for crying with me for the one we lost. Love you, Jen

  2. Becky I’m so sorry to hear about Jim. I cant imagine what you and your family are going through at this very difficult time. Jim always spoke very highly of you and the kids. You are definitely the love of his life. Jim was one of a kind and one of my very favorite patients. I truly mean this.
    I enjoyed our many conversations and his kind personality. I wish I could have been there to continue with his care. I hope the happy memories fill your broken hearts. God Bless.

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