Imogene “Joan” Clark Mize, 87, of Tomah died Monday, May 16, 2022, at home.
On June 2nd, 1934, Joan was born to Ernest and Mildred (Parr) Clark in Ontario. Once Joan finished attending school, she started taking care of her younger siblings. A few years went by, and Joan started working for the Sherman House as a housekeeper. Joan was united in marriage to Lewis Mize on Oct 6, 1967, in Rockford, Ill. Taking on the role as secretary for Mize Insurance Agency, Joan enjoyed working with the family; as a bonus, it gave her the opportunity to travel and see 40 different states. As a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, Joan had a charitable heart and supported the DAV as well as other local charities. She was known for being very passionate about her dogs (Snoopy, Bo, Ava and Katie). She was someone who enjoyed gardening and found peace in the nature. Joan was an outgoing person and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Curt (Kris) of Tomah; her stepchildren, Ivonna of Monroe, La., Sylvester (Barbara) Mize of Alabama, Lewis Edward Jr. (Ethel) Mize of Monroe, La., Eddie “Garnie” (Judy) Mize of Tomah, and Norval (Teresa) Mize of Monroe, La.; and her 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Ernest C. Clark; her mother, Mildred Parr; and her siblings, Evelyn (Ray) Riffle, Herb (Nora) Clark, Caroline (Larry) Smith, Gen (Buck) Buckingham, Francis (Marion) Zwiefel, Lavern (Mavis) Clark, Lola (Burt) Wallace, Lamont (Janice) Clark, Dwayne (Anna Marie) Clark, Darwin Clark, and Jack (Jeanie) Clark.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, at First United Methodist Church, 1105 Butts Ave., Tomah. Pastor Krysta Deede will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah.
Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences can be sent to www.sonnenburg.com. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.