Celebrating the life of Clark F. Mayer
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With his BA in Business Administration from Western Michigan University (1957), Clark had a rewarding and impactful career in Personnel Administration and Human Resources. Employment tenure included Clark Equipment, H J Heinz, Johnson Controls, TECO Energy and Golden Gem Growers throughout his career. Enjoying all aspects of this field, he excelled in labor unions, contract negotiations, grievance resolution, benefit administration and recruitment. Holding affiliations with Society for Human Resource Management, American Management Association and held a seat on the board of directors for the Employers Association of Florida prior to retiring.
Clark served his country honorably in the US Air Force during the Berlin Crisis.
Clark enjoyed cruise ship vacations, family camping trips and exploring different areas of the United States, Canada and world. He never met a stranger and was a man with many interests. An avid hunter, fisherman and accomplished sailor. Enjoying his 38- and 35-foot CSY sailing vessels, he loved the freedom the sea brought him. A mechanically inclined man, he also enjoyed using his hands by fixing and restoring items, such as antique clocks, guns, vehicles, boats, motors and most anything broken. Clark believed in second chances and backed this by helping those needing a “leg up”.
Involved in Adventure Guides and Junior Achievement as his children were growing up, he also initiated a “River Days” festival and is a life member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Clark was a strong, kind, loving, and supportive father and grandfather. His knowledge, hard work and guidance were the foundation of his family. He is survived by his children Steven (Melissa), Ronald (Lisa), Laura (Frank) Lundie and Sheila (Jeff Thomas) Aschenbrenner, along with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, former wife Janet (Brines) and longtime partner, Gwen Weinberger.
An intimate family Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11 AM at Oakhill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan. The family requests any donations be sent to (United Way) Big brothers and Big sisters in your community or Junior Achievement USA or your local community.