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Clark A. Holt

Clark A. Holt

Clark Albert Holt was born June 20, 1923 in Elmwood, Wisconsin, to Albert Edmund Holt and Nora Mae (Hamilton) Holt.  He died Sunday April 3, 2022, at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood at the age of 98.

Clark grew up on his parents’ dairy farm, and eventually took over ownership of the farm. 

When he was in high school, Clark played the French horn.  He didn’t play any sports because he had to farm.      After high school, Clark took pilot lessons and flew a solo flight. 

He met Evelyn Beebe at the dance in Ellsworth.  They were married September 3, 1947.  Clark and his dad built a little house on the farm where Clark and Evelyn raised four children. 

Clark was a founding member and Treasurer of the Elmwood Rod and Gun Club where he worked at the Horse Pulling contest every year and helped prepare for weekly fish fries during the winter.

For many years, Clark was a member of both the Spring Lake Town Board and the Elmwood United Methodist Church board.

Clark loved to hunt and fish.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family at his cabin on Tainter Lake with a fishing pole in one hand and a beer in the other.

Clark worked hard and played hard.

Clark was proud of the fact that he spent his later years sleeping in the bed where he had been born.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Bernard and sister-in-law Elizabeth, his wife Evelyn, and his granddaughter Stacia.

Clark is survived by his children Stephen (Lorie) of Elmwood, WI; Frank (Ann) of Rogers, MN; Rebecca (Douglas) Mintz of Clay, NY; and Anthony (Kathleen) of Overland Park, KS; his grandchildren Margo, Abbey, Jason, Andrew and Katherine; his step-grandchildren Stefanie and Dan; his great-grandchildren Nolan, Deacon, Ella, Fallon, Nathan, Christian, Jayson, William, Victoria and Tatum.  Also, many nieces and nephews.   

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday April 29, 2022, at Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood.  Private interment services will be at Poplar Hill Cemetery in Rock Elm.


  1. Robert Crownhart’

    My deepest sympathies to the Clark Holt family. Clark was a great guy!!!

  2. Jim Hamilton

    My condolences to the entire Holt Family.
    Clark was my Dad’s (Lawrence Hamilton) 1st cousin and I thought Clark was a great guy. He always had time for me and told many fun stories. I miss Clark and am glad he is now reunited with Evelyn in Heaven. Take care.
    Jim Hamilton

  3. Linda Thompson Mulheron

    My sympathy to the Holt family. I am sure Clark and Evelyn are catching up and playing cards with Clair and Ole. Such wonderful people. Cherish your memories.

  4. Jamie Reitz

    Sympathy to the entire Clark Holt families he was a great man

  5. John Yauch

    A long life lived well. Sympathies to his family & friends. He will be remembered.

  6. Jim Krause

    I just found out about Clarks passing today. Clark was a wonderful person. I really enjoyed talking with him when I saw him. I graduated from High School with Steve and went to Navy Boot Camp with him. All the Holt Family has my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim Krause

  7. david & nilda beebe

    our condolences to my cousins steve, Becky, frank & tony he was one of a kind uncle and we will miss him much!

  8. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Clark. He was loved by so many RIP

  9. Gary & Roxann Peterson

    Clark was such a nice man. Always enjoyed visiting with him and bringing him chocolate chip cookies. He had a great sense of humor and loved his laugh. He will be missed but lived a long life. Our sympathy to the entire family.

  10. John & Jodell Marson

    Our sincerest sympathy to the entire Holt family. May hope and peace be yours today and in the days to come.

  11. Jackie Sailer

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family!

  12. Marylin Rhoads

    We loved meeting your dad & spending some time on his farm!♥️I am so sorry for your loss, Becky! Daddy’s are so important to their girls, no matter their age. Prayers for God’s comfort & peace as you & Katie & the rest of the family as you remember & laugh & cry together! Lovingly, Marylin & Mark Rhoads????♥️

  13. Ann Siegel

    I’m so sad to read this. Clark was a wonderful man who also had a smile to great you. My condolences to all.

  14. Julie (Ebner) Olson

    Steve, Lorie and Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Grandpa Holt. I remember visiting with him as a little girl and he was such a sweet man.

    Thinking of you all,
    Julie Olson

  15. Joyce Kendall

    Jerry and I sure had a lot of fun with Clark and Evelyn over the years.

  16. Jackie (Ottman) Bates

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking about you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  17. Jean (Crownhart) Zeithaml

    Our deepest sympathy to Steve, Frank, Becky, Tony and families upon the loss of your Dad and grandfather. You were the best next door farm neighbors that we could have had. We always enjoyed the company of your Mom and Dad and they were great friends and neighbors for their entire lives.

  18. Jill and Tom Lee

    Remembering all the kind and fun stories about Clark from his son Frank at work. Sending our sympathy, prayers and hugs to Clark's entire family.

  19. thomas biles

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family

  20. Russ & Mandy Phillips

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Clark's family and loved ones...
    My Dad (Wayne Ottman) and Clark spent a lot of time visiting when Clark and Evy were at their Lake Tainter cabin as my parents had a camper next door... They'd have a beer in one hand and tall fish stories in the other! Ha!!
    He was a great man!!!
    You're all in our thoughts and prayers!!

  21. Susan Yauch McNeil

    My sympathies to all of you. Clark was a great friend to our father, Lyle Yauch. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.

  22. Dennis & Ramona

    Our deepest sympathy to All. He was one of the nicest guys in town. Now he can rest.

  23. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our sincere condolences to Clark’s family!! He was a wonderful man!

  24. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to Clark’s family. He was a wonderful guy!

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