Annette M. Clark passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Prairie Ridge Hospital in Columbus, Wisconsin. Her life will be celebrated at Trinity Lutheran Church, N2296 County Rd I, Reeseville, WI, on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with a memorial service immediately following, officiated by Pastor Randy Zeman. A luncheon hosted by the family will follow in the church parish hall.
Annette was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1963, at St. Joseph Hospital in Beaver Dam, WI, to Raymond E. and Victoria A. (Kraus) Schrab. She grew up on the family dairy farm with 7 brothers and 2 sisters and graduated from Dodgeland High School in Juneau. Annette attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, then completed an Associate Degree in Interior Design from the Madison Area Technical College. This ultimately led to Cozy Kitchens, her own kitchen design business. Annette was passionate about art in various forms, being an inspired painter, photographer, sculptor, and poet. In recent years, Annette helped a local florist and continued pursuing her passion for art. Her paintings were donated to various causes and displayed at the Portage Center for the Arts.
On July 15, 1989, Annette was united in marriage with Tim Clark at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reeseville, WI. She loved being a mom and spending time in nature. As her son Clintgrew, Annette loved having the house full with Clint and his friends. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she volunteered as a Sunday school teacher for several years. More recently she gave back to the community by volunteering at various organizations. Annette advocated for Wisconsin state mental health legislation due to her own struggles with mental illnesses and depression. Despite this, she made the best life with what she could offer, and she will always be loved for that. She will be remembered for her warm smile and hearty laugh.
She is survived by her husband Tim; son Clinton (Allison)Clark of Plymouth, MI; mother Victoria Schrab of Hustisford, WI; brothers Raymond, David, Geoffrey, Gregory and Kevin; sisters Geralyn and Paulette; and sisters-in-law Caryl (Edward) and Lena (Randolph); brother-in-law Van; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Annette was preceded in death by her father Raymond, as well as her brothers Edward and Randolph.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Annette Clark, with checks made out to the UW Department of Psychiatry Chair’s Discretionary Fund and mailed to UW Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807 or given online, https://secure.supportuw.org/give/?id=1fcc8975-fed7-46ba-96af-c46913c70608 .
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville is caring for Annette’s family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.