Adele Clark

CRYSTAL FALLS – Adele Broad Clark, 91, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

Adele was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Crystal Falls, daughter of William Broad and Minnie (Bauer) Broad. She was a 1939 graduate of Crystal Falls High School and attended Albion College School of Business.

Adele was a longtime member of the American Business Women’s Association. She was very active in her church, both in Ann Arbor and Crystal Falls. Adele coordinated the Chrysler Grandmother’s club in Ann Arbor for many years.

Adele is survived by two granddaughters, AnneBritt Orlik of Madison, Wis., and Katrina Phelps of Bowling Green, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Riley Phelps; her son-in-law, Peter Orlik of Madison; one sister, Ellen Dillon of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; her sister-in-law, Evelyn Broad of Crystal Falls; and several nieces and nephews, including Beverly Adele Broad of Crystal Falls and William M. Broad of Coon Rapids, Minn.

Adele was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur S. Clark in 1991; her daughter, Artie Lou Orlik in 2010; two brothers, Willis Broad and John “Jake” Broad; and one sister, Katherine Broad.

Visitation will be Monday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Peace at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Phelps, Roger Stoor, Scott Kenny, Geoff Lawrence, and Steve Simbob.

A luncheon will follow Monday at 1 p.m. in the Victorian Heights Assisted Living dining room.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Iron County Medical Care Facility Foundation to support end of life care.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Adele Broad Clark online at

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.