Charlotte I. Clark

March 29, 1921March 9, 2018

Charlotte I. Clark age 96 of Albion passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, March 9, 2018 under the loving care of her family and hospice. She was born March 29, 1921 in Albion Twp the daughter of John and Emma (Butler) Winchell. Charlotte was united in marriage to Roberts R. Clark Sr. on March 1, 1944 in Marshall, Michigan and he survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Diana Burkwalt, 2 sons: Thomas (Ruth) Clark and Robert Ray Clark Jr. all of Albion, 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Charlotte is preceded in death by both parents, 5 sisters: Violet, Lucille, Pauline, Lilly and Grace, 3 brothers: Ray, Harold and Johnny, son-in-law, Jimmy Burkwalt and daughter-in-law, Alice Vaughn-Clark. Charlotte was an avid bowler, bowling on two different leagues. She and her husband would travel to Florida, which initially she didn’t liked, but enjoyed herself once they got there and spent time with their friends there. She worked as a welder at Lonagons and also ran the Canteen at Union Steel in Albion during WWII. She enjoyed going for car rides as well as the Agawa Canyon Train Trip in the fall to see the beautiful colors in the trees. She made sure all of her kids and grandkids went on the Agawa Canyon Train Trip so that they could experience it as well. She enjoyed visiting with relatives, growing tomatoes, going to the Grand Old Opry and eating banana ice cream, when she could find it. Charlotte and Bob had a beagle named “Patches” that she enjoyed walking. She had a love for all kinds of flowers and also enjoyed needlepoint, rug hooking and sewing (she made all the burp cloths, bibs, blankets and even clothes for her grandkids). She was the Clark Klan shutter bug called “Kodak”, always had her camera loaded and ready to go! She has more pictures of the grandkids sitting around than what there was space for, but she would always find a place for another one when she got it. Charlotte loved Tigers Baseball, always calling her favorite player’s name and telling them to get a home run, and then giving them heck if they got out. She also loved going for rides on Bob’s Honda and in the Dune Buggy that the family built, and the Sand Buggy that they took to the sand dunes. She loved putting out her feeders so she could watch the hummingbirds. One thing she did not enjoy was tall bridges or steep cliffs, she would always tell Bob to shut up and drive. Bob took her golfing one time, she shot a 37-pause- then she went to the second hole where she then only followed Bob around. Charlotte’s family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, March 15, 2018 beginning at 11am until the time of her service at 1:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 Luther Blvd., Albion with Rev. John Cantele officiating. She will be laid to rest following services in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Oaklawn Hospice or to St. Paul Lutheran Church. To leave online messages of condolence for the family, please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Charlotte I. Clark

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