Age 61 of Braceville, Illinois, died Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago.
Born March 24, 1960 in LaGrange, Illinois, Kenneth Wayne is a son of Wayne Allan Clark of Karnak, Illinois and the late Lynda Gail (née Foster) Clark - Richardson.
Ken worked as a roofer his entire career; was a member of Roofers and Waterproofers Local #11, and was employed with Elens & Maichin Roofing and Sheetmetal until his retirement in 2020.
One who enjoyed the outdoors and camping, Ken was not keen on hunting because of his love of animals. He took pleasure in fishing, catch and release of course; raising his chickens and goats; riding his motorcycle, and boating. He had fondness for old westerns, particularly “Gun Smoke”, and those who knew him were familiar with his knack of buying and trading.
Ken was a fierce fighter, especially over the past year as he battled cancer, but will most of all be remembered for his love of family. He was always doing something for the kids, and was proud to share a unique relationship with each of his children.
Survivors include his father, Wayne Allan Clark; wife Yvonne; seven children: Mindy Kay (Justin) Riley of Mulkeytown, Illinois, Hollie Ann Kott (Kyle) of Geneva, Illinois, Neal Allen Huerta (Mindy) of Iowa, Nicholas Stephen Huerta (Dominique) of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Richard Wayne Clark (Amber) of Algonquin, Illinois, Crystal Annette Clark of Dwight, Illinois, and Alexander James Clark of Romeoville, Illinois; (13) grandchildren: Hannah, Hailey, Emily, Lily, Charlotte, Jordan, Alexis, Makayla, Ericka, Chase, Emerson, Bentley and Brantley; one great grandchildren expected, and siblings: Pamela (Thomas) McLelland of Karnak, Allan (Debbie) Clark of Brighton, Tennessee, Teddy (Marcie) Clark of Gardner, Illinois, Shannon (Chris) Smith of Paducah, Kentucky and Melissa Smith of Metropolis, Illinois.
Ken was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Lynda and Ron Richardson; step-mother, Clara Clark and one nephew, Cody Smith.
Green flameless cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty Street in Gardner on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.
Live-Stream Link available on service page
Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live-stream or watch on-demand by following the link on Ken's memorial page.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ken's memory to his family for their distribution.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Ken’s memorial page online through social media.
Funeral services and green Flameless cremation rites have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., 203 Liberty Street in Gardner, Illinois. (815/237-2526) www.ReevesFuneral.com