Clark, Jean MarieJean Marie Clark, 55, of Suamico, WI passed away unexpectedly in Suamico on July 30, 2017 as the result of suicide. Jean was born on November 10, 1961 to Jerome L. Clark and Janet M. (Lasee) Clark of Oneida, WI. She attended Pulaski High School until the age of 16 when she became pregnant with her first child, Bobbi, and married Tim Keuken of Suamico. Tim and Jean were married on June 1, 1978. They resided in Oneida, WI and moved to Stiles, WI shortly before their second child, Jeremy, was born. Tim and Jean divorced on June 10 of 1986. Jean remained a resident of Wisconsin and was an avid organic dairy and beef cattle producer, as well as raising horses and exotic animals. On September 23, 2005, Jean graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a certificate as a Wisconsin Humane Officer. She then graduated with her diploma from Pulaski High School on September 20, 2006. Jean was an avid participant in the yearly Brown County Fair and Wisconsin State Fair over the course of her lifetime. As an adult, she participated in the Valley Beef Association, Bay Port FFA Alumni, Door County Fair, and the World Beef Expo. Also, Jean played a pivotal role in the lives of many of Wisconsin's youth. Amber, Jordan, Kendra and Naomi's love and respect of animals was strengthened by Jean's positive influence.Survivors include her daughter Bobbi Jo Keuken (Geoff S. Nordlund) of Ketchikan, AK; her son Jeremy Robert Keuken (Amber M. Doeren) and their daughter Paige M. Keuken of Suamico; mother Janet M. Clark of Suamico; sisters Sande, Susie, and Terri; brothers Howard (Elaine) Thiem, Steve, and Tony. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews and close friends, Sue (Bob) Blihar, Elaine Bouillon, John (Lisa) Bouillion, Steve Legois and Susan Nelson. Jean is also survived by her very close friend, Bill Fett, who helped her to continue her love of raising quality show cattle.She was preceded in death by her father Jerome L. Clark; cousins Tracie and Jacob Clark; and one of her best friends Mark Brede. Jean's pets, especially her dogs were very important in her life. Cheeto, Lucia, and Micky preceded her in death. She is survived by her pups Moosie, Chili, and Polly.A memorial gathering will be held at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Howard-Suamico location, 1145 Cardinal Lane, on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5 until 6:00 p.m. Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Online condolences welcome at
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who helped make Jean's life a happy one. Our mother was the farming queen and will always be remembered as such, along with her gigantic smile and sometimes inappropriate giggle. In life, sometimes people feel suicide is the only answer to an extreme amount of loneliness and pain. Please reach out to those around you for support throughout life as no one is truly ever alone.