Friday, April 5, 2013

Clark D. Leffler

Milwaukee, WI -- Clark D. Leffler, age 85, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at Mercy Residential and Rehabilitation Center, Milwaukee. He was born in Marquette, MI, on April 26, 1927 son of the late Joseph and Vera (Nee: Anderson) Leffler.

Clark served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed by Express Freight Lines Trucking Company for most of his work life as terminal manager, last working at Expedited Freight Systems part-time until his retirement, moving to Missouri with his wife Sharon. He was an active member in transportation clubs in Racine and Kenosha.

Clark enjoyed golfing as a member for many years at Meadowbrook Country Club, and various courses around the state and country. He loved hosting parties for customers and friends, which often found him singing and playing the piano. He also loved fishing, dancing, and smoking cigars.

He was a star high school basketball player and often challenged his sons and daughter to “a game” in the driveway. He had fond memories of playing against the Harlem Globetrotters. He was an avid Packers fan and, above all, he enjoyed the time spent with his family. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are wife, Sharon; children, Raymond (Catherine) Leffler of Racine, Cathy (Paul) Cimoch of Franklin, WI; Michael (Kathryn) Leffler of Racine, Thomas (Joy) Leffler of Laguna Niguel, CA; step-children, Jeffrey (Shelly) Burdick of Racine and Bradley Millwood of Oaklonga, GA; 15 grandchildren, Matthew, Elizabeth, Becky, David, Alyssa, Daniel, Alexis, Paul, Justin, Cole, Isabella, Brianna, London, Capri and Milana; brother, Robert (Ruth) Leffler of Milwaukee; former wife for 32 years, Joyce Leffler; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas (Geraldine) Leffler.

Funeral services followed by full military honors will be held at the funeral home on Monday April 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. with Reverend Mark Jones officiating. Relatives and friends may meet Monday from 4 p.m. until time of service. Memorials to the Racine Food Pantry or the Racine Zoological Society have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

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