Nancy Clark, 51, niece of Spring Valley residents

Nancy Ann Clark, 51, of Rochester, died peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at home, surrounded by members of her family.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1968, to Wes and Mary Clark.

She graduated from Pine Island High School in 1986.

She worked in various customer service roles before finding her employment niche when Walmart came to town in 1993.

With an independent nature, she liked her own space, including her red Chevy Colorado. She had a love for books, long walks and quiet time at home with pasta for dinner. She also deeply loved her family and spoke often of the adventures they shared together, including a trip to Hawaii, horse races in Kentucky, shelling on Sanibel Island and digging for gems with her dad. She loved visiting family in Oregon and the beautiful beaches of the coast, especially the undivided time with her cousin, Shari. She also had a special bond with her younger brother, Craig. They enjoyed a love of Minnesota Vikings football and long walks with her dog, Brooklyn.

She was small, but mighty, with a will to live that was relentless and unbendable in spite of her cancer. She followed in the footsteps of her beloved cousin, Tim, through cornea donation.

She is survived by her parents, Wes and Mary Clark of Rochester; her brother, Craig Clark of Rochester; aunts and uncles, John (Martha) Rasmusson of Cresco, Iowa, Joyce (Marv) Clark of Portland, Ore., Lyla (John) Hagemeister of Rochester, Linda Rasmusson of Rochester, Glenn (Sharon) Rasmusson of Spring Valley, Gail Rasmusson of Eyota, Steve (Jackie) Rasmusson of Rochester, Leon (Helen) Clark of Hopkins, Vernon (Evelyn) Clark of Grand Forks, N.D., and Allan (Robin) Clark of Pine Island and with many special cousins.

She was preceded in death by her uncles, John Rasmusson, John Hagemeister, Leon Clark and Vernon Clark.

A celebration of life for her was held on Thursday, April 18, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Steven Dudley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Ability Building Center, ARC of Rochester or cancer research at Mayo Clinic.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com