Clark Woitkovich

Clark Patrick Woitkovich was born in Manitowoc, WI on July 12, 1956 to Leon and Theresa Woitkovich. Clark had five siblings Lori, Wanda, Jon, Ken and Karen.  After graduating from high school, Clark enlisted in the US Navy and realized his dream of traveling and one of his favorite countries to visit was Greece.   When his tour was over in the late seventies he enrolled in the University of Wisconsin – Madison and completed his BS in Biology.   He married his high school sweet heart Karen Ann Jorgensen and had two children Aaron and Michelle.   They moved to Appleton, WI where Clark worked as a research scientist at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology.   He worked and went to school full time and completed his Masters Degree in Paper Science.

Clark relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he met Amy Malcolm.  They married in 1992 and enjoyed 21 years of marriage.  He changed careers and began working at the Department of Treasury for the IRS. His focus was in the area of Tax fraud investigations.  He also supported calls for federal aid after Hurricane Katrina and truly enjoyed the customer focus aspect of his role.

Clark enjoyed traveling and took trips to Fresno, Ca and Austin, Texas in 2012.  He enjoyed a solo trip to Yosemite National Park in the fall.   During his stay in Austin he attended the Austin City Limits concerts and saw some of his favorite music artists including Iggy Pop, Neil Young and Jack White.  He vacationed in Washington DC with Amy and highlights included touring the White House and attending a session of the Senate.

In June 2013, he took his children Aaron and Michelle on a trip to Portland, Oregon to hear another of his favorite musicians, Robyn Hitchcock.  He was thrilled to share his love of music with everyone he encountered.    He enjoyed his grandsons immensely and looked forward to playing board games, card games and building projects with them.

Clark was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and successfully fought his way to remission for 5 years. Cancer returned in early 2012 and he lost his battle in July 2013.    He is survived by his ever devoted wife Amy, as well as his son Aaron (wife Heather), daughter Michelle (husband Rob) and beautiful grandsons Jack, Lucas, and Caleb.