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Catherine Clark

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May 5, 1947-Oct. 10, 2010

Catherine Ann Clark, 83, of Waubun, died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at her home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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Catherine was born the daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Anderson) McArthur Sr. on May 5, 1927 in White Earth. She grew up in the White Earth area, where she attended the Mission School. Following her schooling, Catherine worked at the Hall Store.

On May 16, 1946, Catherine was united in marriage to Eugene Clark Sr. in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in the White Earth and Ogema areas before settling in Waubun. Catherine worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes for many years, and later at McArthur Foods in Ogema. At the time of her death, she was employed at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, where she had worked for the past 18 years.

Eugene and Catherine raised seven children of their own and many foster children. She would often take in family, friends, and help anyone who needed a place to stay or help getting back on their feet. Catherine's family, including her dog, Guido, their lives and well being were her number one priority and she left a lasting impression and influence on all.

More than anything, she liked to follow her grandchildren's extracurricular activities and accomplishments. Catherine was a caregiver, always putting everyone before herself and going out of her way to help anyone in need. No matter how she was feeling she always had a loving smile and positive attitude. She was truly a remarkable lady that touched many lives and will be missed dearly by those who had the privilege to know her.

Some of Catherine's other pastimes included watching the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, ricing, golfing, playing cards, and was always up for a good game of bingo. Catherine was a long time member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Waubun.

Surviving Catherine are her husband, Eugene Clark Sr.; four sons, Eugene (Grace) Clark Jr. and John "Bomber" (Kathy) Clark, both of Ogema, Douglas (Pam) Clark of Mahnomen and Michael (Michelle) Clark of Dilworth; three daughters, Rogene (Dennis) Clark, Donna (Ron) Spaeth and Carol (Bill) Bement, all of Waubun; brother, Darwin (Margaret) McArthur of Ogema; sisters, Gloria (Joe) Berry and Marcella (Don) Berry, both of Ogema; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Eugene and Samuel McArthur; and great grandson, Adam Steinmetz.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen.

A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Waubun. The celebrant is Father Dwight Hoeberechts, OMI with Brenda Sorensen as pianist. Song leaders are Jennifer Kahlbaugh and Kristi Jo Bement.

Pallbearers are John Clark Jr., Paul Clark, Tim Spaeth, Jason Clark, Will Bement, Tom Bement, JR Clark and Christopher Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Catherine's granddaughters, great grandchildren and great-great granddaughter.

Interment will be at St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery in Waubun.

Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen. An online guestbook is at andersonmattson.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Ann's Cemetery Fund.

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