Clarice Balk

Clarice Olga Balk, age 92, of Eastman, WI passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Crossing Rivers Healthcare in Prairie du Chien, WI. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church with Pastor Cheryl Weaver officiating, with interment in the Campbell Cemetery, both located in Eastman, WI. Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Clarice was born September 10, 1926 in Lynxville, WI, the daughter of Soren and Bertha (Fortney) Torger. She was married to Howard Clarke, who preceded her in death. She was then married to Ed Fisher, who also preceded her in death. Later, Clarice married Lyman Balk, who also preceded her in death. She worked at Hidden Valley Lodge in Prairie du Chien, WI and later became the “voice” of Walmart, where she worked in various departments over the years until her retirement. Clarice was an active member of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her children: Jim (Patty) Clarke, Charley (Kristy) Fisher and Susie (Doug) Konichek; her stepchildren, Norman (Marilyn) Balk, Nancy Sutton, Mary (Phil) Trautsch and Donna Sarbacker; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Clarke; her husbands and a sister, Helen Vanderbilt.

The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien, WI is assisting the family. More information can be found at

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