Frederick R.”Fred” Clark

Frederick R Fred Clark

OREGON – Frederick R. “Fritz” Clark, age 71, of Oregon, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, under the care of Agrace HospiceCare.

He was born on May 11, 1950, in Madison, the son of John and Mary (Culp) Clark.

Fred graduated from Oregon High School in 1968. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Heffron, on April 25, 1970, in Belleville. Fred was a lifelong farmer and he worked for Oscar Mayer for 30 years. His family was the most important to him. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he loved them with his whole heart. He enjoyed eagle watching, going to auctions and taking cruises. Fred loved driving his Allis Chalmers tractors and taking road trips in his Mustang convertible.

Fred is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary; sons, Fred Jr. (Becki), Steve (Lori), and Brad (Deb); daughter, Michelle (Eliot) Bergeland; grandchildren, Bailey Clark, Tanner Clark, Carter Sweet, Grace, Ava, and Claire Bergeland, and Peyton Clark; siblings, Jim (Carol), John (Jackie), Dick, Bob (Carol), Tom (Pam) and Mary Kay; brother-in-law, Ralph Berkan; and sister-in-law, Sherri Clark. Fred is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill Clark and Dan Clark; sister, Patricia Berkan; and sister-in-law, Irene Clark.

A funeral service will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 12 noon, on Sunday, June 20, 2021. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Sunday. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Father Pat Norris along with the entire staff at Agrace HospiceCare, for the care and compassion they have shown to Fred and his family.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park St.
(608) 835-3515