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William Leslie Clark, of Algoma, passed on to eternal life on January 5, 2015 at Unity Hospice in De Pere. He was 76.

He was born in rural Dunn County, Wisconsin on July 14, 1938 to William LeRoy and Alice C. (Johnson) Clark. He graduated from Boyceville High School in 1956, and UW-River Falls in 1960 and 1967.

From 1969 until his retirement in 1995, he taught English Literature at UW-Stevens Point, the last 10 years of which he served as Full Professor.

Following his retirement, William moved to Algoma. A devoted churchman, he served as lay preacher, acolyte, and vestryman at St. Agnes Episcopal Church. He was an avid collector of art, antiques, and books, as well as a world traveler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. He is survived by one nephew, Graydon Rogers (Pamela Currier), of Chandler, AZ; several cousins; and Kenneth Plasky (Tina Campbell) of Marshall, WI and his sons Marek and Isaac.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at St. Agnes-by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Algoma.