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Condolences for Laurence E. "Larry" Clark


Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Larry Clark from former university chiefs of police. I also shot with Larry at many State Shoots. Gary-UW Platteville, Don UW-Stevens PointGreg UW-Oshkosh,, and David Uw-whitewater
From Gary Peterson, Don Burling, David Ostrowski, Greg Brewer former chiefs

My deepest condolences to the Clark family. I knew Larry from when he would park his police car in my driveway when I was a kid and the go after speeding cars when they went “flying “ past my house as they always did. He was the most wonderful, cheerful and nice man. Every time that I saw him from then on through the years we would have to nicest conversation. I am so sorry to know that he has past away and I just pray that he is in a better place and will be smiling from above. I was lucky to have been touched by Larry along the way.
From Elizabeth McLoone

I met Larry when I was a student at UW-L in the late 80's/early 90's. I was in a group that was doing a class research project and our topic was parking congestion on campus. Larry not only gave our group great advice, but he also took time to come to class during our presentation. And that was extremely helpful because our professor was questioning our research findings and Larry backed us up - just like a good cop would. :-) Larry was truly one of the good guys!
From Sue Sheehan

So sorry for your loss and so sad about the sudden passing of such an amazing man with his wonderful smile and sense of humor. Larry adored his beloved family and was always so proud to sharel stories about his children and adorable grandchildren.
From Donna and Ken Cynar

Marti, My sincere condolences. I will always have the fondest memories of you and Larry from Pine Street in the late '60s.
From Harvey Wiersgalla

Marti, So very sorry for your loss. Prayers are lifted for all of you. Sara
From Sara Moldenhauer

Want to send my Deepest Sympathy to the Clark Family. I was sad to hear the sudden death of Larry's passing. He was an amazing man. I knew him for a few years. The time i knew him, we had a lot of fun comments to one another. I find out my mom went to school with you Martha, Marlis Urbanek (Schlicht). He will always be in our wonderful Memories.
From Sheila Strasser

Marti and Family - I'm so sorry for your loss. I first met Larry when I was in graduate school having Larry in numerous CSP classes. Instantly we became friends and I always looked forward to our CSP lunch club which met monthly while I was later employed at Viterbo. Larry introduced me to Pizza Doctors. In recent years since moving away from La Crosse I enjoyed keeping up with him on Facebook. Larry had a profound impact on my life as a person but also as a professional in higher education. His attitude towards students was so refreshing especially in his line of work with law enforcement. I'll miss Larry greatly, he was truly larger than life. I'm truly blessed having Larry as a friend and mentor.
From Jeff Kirschling

My deepest sympathies to the entire Clark family. I was privileged to work with Larry for a few short years in the mid-80's as Chief of Police. Larry's intelligence, honesty, and integrity quickly became apparent. He filled an important position in the staff of the department. May his legacy of service to his country and community serve as a model for this generation's young people. Our country needs more men and women of his character. May the memories of the wonderful times you spent with Larry comfort you in the future.
From William Reynolds

Dear Clark Family, I don't believe you know me. I first met Larry in a class at UW-L. He was one of he few police officers who talked with students. As time went on our paths crossed many times. Larry always remembered me. I introduced my son to him and told my son, who was 11 or 12 at the time, Larry was one of the best shots in the state. My son said I want to be like him when I grow up. My son now serves as a member of the Southeastern Minnesota Dangerous Crime Taskforce. He is also trained to teach other officers on every weapon Minnesota police officers use. I once told Larry my son was interested in law enforcement. I don't think he ever knew the positive influence he had on this fine young man. I an very sorry for your loss.
From Pat Smith

Dear Clark Family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Larry was such a wonderful man and I enjoyed working with him at UWL while I was a student employee for Protective Services. It was wonderful to recently reconnect with him at our December Foundation Open House event as well as the few Retiree Breakfasts he was able to attend. When I was working at the switchboard, I still remember Larry's story about how he would go up on the roof on Christmas Eve to leave footprints and how the soot bucket by the fireplace would be tipped over when the Visitor came down the chimney. Fortunately the bucket had been emptied earlier so there was only a little soot left on the floor. That story has stuck with me and told me a great deal of what type of person Larry was. I hope my story, combined with your memories, will help you through this dark time. If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Love, Sam
From Sandra (Sam) Sieber

Dear Marti and family, Gene and I were so surprised to hear of the death of Larry. We appreciated that you took the time to come and celebrate our 55th Wedding Anniversary with us. I posted the photo of Larry alone on his FB page in case you haven't see it. It is of no wonder that Larry was known by so many because in reading his obituary he was totally involved with life in our area. Gene is going to the funeral and hopes to be able to stay as he just recently had his knee replaced. We were scheduled to be on a panel for nursing students at Viterbo at the exact time of the wake and service. I will go to that as it was to late to cancel and Gene will come to give Larry's family our last condolences. Our love, sympathy and prayers.
From Mary Ann & Gene Roesler

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my visits with Larry when he stopped to see me at Shopko. Always made me day when he stopped by.
From John Burcham

Our deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss. We are at Chaplain training Monday but will continue to pray for peace for your family.
From Bob and Shawn Bott

I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I really liked him. He was fun to be around and it always reminded of my brother because they had been such good friends. I pray for God's peace to surround you. I know you and Larry already know of God's love and grace.
From Beverly Nelson

Dear Marti and family, We have a heavy heart learning that Larry passed away. He was a joy and a blessing to be around to laugh, to learn, to just listen. We will miss seeing him when we are in La Crosse at church. We are comforted knowing he had a strong faith, lived his faith and cared for others with his abilities. As a family I'm sure you feel Godly pride for all his earthly accomplishments, as his role as husband, father, grandfather, mentor. froemd. he will be sorely missed. Sending you our love, our prayers and wishing you comfort in days ahead. Your Christian friends, Dennis and Carol
From Dennis and Carol Gehrt

I retired from Waukesha PD and had met Larry at many State Shoots. Our son Todd, who is a Judge in La Crosse, became friends with Larry. Todd would always inform us on how things were going with Larry. He will be missed by many.
From Roger T. Bjerke and Darlene

Words cannot describe the positive impact you made in my life! I will miss you dearly! You always had a way of being there for me in my darkest times! I will never forget our conversation about Heaven, Larry! I know you are at peace with the Lord, having a conversation again with Alan, and enjoying the pistol shoot! I find comfort in that. I look forward to our next conversation on the other side! Til then, I know you will be smiling down upon us all and encouraging us to remember the good times!
From Jessica Schock

Larry and I shared the same name, and called each other "Brother". We worked together years ago and although our lives took separate paths, each time we met it was like we were never apart. Larry will be much missed.
From John Clark

Dear Marti and family.💙 Such sadness for those left behind but oh what joy for Larry.Our deepest sympathies and know that each of you are strong in the Lord...hold on to Him for dear life!!!Wish we could be with you on Monday to give each of you a big hug.Love from Lee and Lois.
From Lee and Lois Robbert

RIP, Larry. Thank you for your service. You were a good man and will be missed by all who knew and loved you.
From Lee and Janet Allen

So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for your family. Remember all the smiles and laughs you shared. You all have a special angel watching over you now. Hugs to you all.
From Lisa Jennings

To the family I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Larry's at GHS. I have such fond memories of Larry such as him walking thru the hallways singing the song "Purple People Eater". He will always be in your hearts and memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From Sandy Hoose

Dear Clark Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed it when Larry would come into Kwik Trip. Larry had such a wonderful way of both picking on Ryan while also making sure he knew his dad was proud of him. Everyone looked forward to hearing what Larry would have to say when he stopped to visit. No doubt he will be missed by so many. Carri
From Carri Wood

God speed Larry! To his wife and children, you do not know me but I met Larry back in the 1960s when he was a beat cop in downtown La Crosse! I respected him because he was a cop you could talk to! Please accept my condolences!
From George Cupit