Clark H. Fischer

Clark H. Fischer, age 82, of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, formerly of Elmhurst; Cherished and Loving husband to Peg, nee McNamara; Devoted father to Tim, Marc (Heidi), Jeff (Laura), Greg (Katie), and Matt; Gentle Papa to Katie, Sean, Ben, Claire, John, Elizabeth, Abby, Caroline, Will, Maggie, Daniel, Dylan, and Danielle. Also survived by his sister Ginny (the late Ron), sisters-in-law Dinah (the late Gordon), Charlene (the late Bruce), and Julie (the late Greg), brother-in-law Bob Kartholl (the late Mary Beth), and many nieces and nephews. Clark served two years in the United States Army and graduated from Northern Illinois University. He taught at Immaculate Conception Grade School and High School. Clark later became a teacher, dean, head football coach, and assistant principal at York Community High School from 1963-1992, where he was a highly-valued colleague. Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, August 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Open Arms Free Clinic, ATTN: Development, P.O. Box 678, Elkhorn, WI, 53121 or St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Benedict’s Parish, 137 Dewey Ave., Fontana, WI, 53125. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or





2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126






9:30 a.m. at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
134 Arthur Street
Elmhurst, IL




In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

Open Arms Free Clinic, ATTN: Development, P.O. Box 678, Elkhorn, WI, 53121


St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Benedict’s Parish, 137 Dewey Ave., Fontana, WI, 53125

9 comments on “Clark H. Fischer
  1. Marilyn Fawell says:

    To the Fischer Family:
    My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Clark but enjoyed working with Peg for many a year at Addison Trail. May God Bless and be with all of you as you deal with losing a loved one.
    Clark – may you always rest in peace.

  2. Mark Hodgson says:

    To the Fischer family –
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love from the Hodgsons.

  3. Leandrew Wade Jr says:

    May the peace of God be with you and your family at this time.

  4. Cliff and Sally Hill says:

    Clark was a great colleague, supportive and always positive. He was a good man, a real gentleman, who will be missed.

  5. Tom Anstett says:

    Clark was a class inspiration as an educator, colleague, coach, teacher, father, and friend. During our association with Clark at York High School, there was never a time when Clark would not make time for assistance, advice, or listening. He was instrumental in making York an outstanding school during his 29 years there. We are privileged to have been a small part of Clark’s life, as well as to have coached a couple of the sons and to have been friends of this wonderful family. He was simply an excellent human being. We extend our condolences and love to Peg and the sons, and to the entire Fischer extended family.
    Love, Tom and Susan Anstett

  6. Steve M. Cochran says:

    To the family of Mr. Fischer,
    I would like to send you my sincere condolences on the passing of one of the genuinely nicest people I had the privelege of knowing. To Mrs. Fischer, your husband was in every sense of the word a true gentleman. To his sons, your father was sort of a second father to me. He was always willing to talk and give advice to a rookie teacher and coach. Our world has lost a true role model. Thanks for the times and memories. Steve M. Cochran . . . Teacher and Coach York High School retired.

  7. Tina Tanking & Family / Dave Tanking & Family says:

    So very sorry to hear of your families loss – Our prayers are with you during this time.

  8. Thomas and Sheila Svoboda says:

    Dear Peg,
    We were so sorry to hear of Clark’s
    passing and wish to convey our deepest sympathy. If there is anything we can ever do to help you, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Tom and Sheila

  9. Jeffery White says:

    Mr. Fischer was one of the reasons Joe Newton had terrific track teams in the 1960’s when I attended YCHS. I recall a friendly coach who always had a good word for us kids. He spoke to me at Newton’s event in 2016. He remembered me after 50 years. That was most impressive and reflected his love for York and its athletes. Jeffery White, Track co-captain 1966.

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