William Clark Sellers Jr, of Bancroft, WI, formerly of Saxeville, WI went to meet our Lord and Great Healer, Wednesday, February 4 at Theda Clark Medical Center after a valiant battle with Mesothelioma.
Clark was born and raised in Pennsylvania, graduating from high school in Benton, PA. He joined the Navy in 1957 where he served on the USS Chambers DER 391, ISS Currituck CV7, and the USS Montrail APA 213, and was honorably discharged in 1964. In 1970, he moved his family to Saxeville, WI to fulfill his dream of farming. He worked at Godfrey Implement Tractor Co. and the Waupaca Foundry before starting to dairy farm full-time in 1974. During his time as a farmer, he had the opportunity to employ and have a positive influence on some of the area’s young people, teaching them valuable life skills, moral values and a solid work ethic. Family was so important to him and his heart was so big that many of these kids looked to him as a surrogate parent. His immediate family, though large and expansive, never missed him at a wedding, graduation or any family event. Clark was an integral member of the Wild Rose Lions Club and was very involved with all of their fundraising efforts. When his grandsons started playing hockey at Waupaca Youth Hockey Association, he helped at home tournaments and was one of the loudest cheering fans for the Comets at every level. He was a great dad, grandpa, brother, and uncle and will be missed.
Clark is survived by his daughter, Rae Johnson (significant other, Marty Carpenter) of Waupaca; his son, Clark (Melanie) Sellers III of Florence, AL; stepdaughters, Holly (Mark) Hanson of Wild Rose, and Kelly Hudson of Saxeville; grandsons, Kyle, Alex, and Garret Johnson all of Waupaca, and step-grandchildren: Mackenzie Peterson of Wild Rose, Jacob Peterson of Amherst, Emma Hanson, Grace Hanson, Zachary Christie, and Bronson Rice all of Wild Rose. He is also survived by five sisters: Ruth Evarts, Barbara Griff, Gloria Woodside, Beverly Lee, and Marilyn Strauch; five brothers: Donald, George, Dale, David, and Karl Sellers, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Clark and Mildred J. (Moss) Sellers, and a brother, Blaine Sellers.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI with the Reverend George Griff, Pastor, officiating. Military honors will be observed following the memorial service. A visitation will be held at the Holly Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Waupaca Area Youth Hockey Association, the Froedtert Hospital Foundation, or the American Cancer Society in memory of Clark Sellers Jr. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.