Gladys “Babe” Clark

Gladys “Babe” Clark

Gladys “Babe” Clark, age 85, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at her home. She was born on Feb. 18, 1932, in Madison, the daughter of John and Alma Homburg. Babe was united in marriage to William Clark on April 10, 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa. She worked on the farm, Canteen, Wisconsin Industrial Truck, Urban Land Interests, and the Beach House Restaurant until age 82. Babe took pride in taking care of her farm and her animals. She was always a caregiver of family, as well as their pets. Babe never complained, loved country music and dancing. She was always “the best dressed woman on a tractor at the farm.” Babe loved playing cards, getting her hair done, driving her car, and getting together for breakfast on Sundays. Everyone loved her potato salad.

Babe is survived by her sister, Bernice Hellem; son, William R. (Judy) Clark; daughter, Ruth A. (Dennis) Kampmeier, Shirley M. Guimond (cats, Jackson and Little B), and Melissa M. (John) Lavin; grandchildren, Troy Clark, William Breuch, Shane Clark, John Clark, Sean Lavin, Kelly Lavin, Kristin Strandlie, James Bender and Leanne Barnett; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alma Homburg, brother, Orville Homburg and husband, William C. Clark.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Cobb. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. A special thank you to the nurses who took care of her at St. Mary’s Hospital 5th floor. Online condolences may be made at