Franz Sigel (Sig) Clark

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Franz Sigel (Sig) Clark, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Boise, with his family by his side.

Sig was born in Boise to Arthur and Elizabeth Clark on October 13, 1934, but spent his school years on a dairy farm near Caldwell. He joined the US Air Force in 1952 and served as a flight simulator technician until he retired in 1972 in Mountain Home.

On September 29, 1954 Sig married JoAnn Cox in Nampa. They had four children, Ardie McMonigle (Butch), Arlene Noble (Orie), Jerry Clark (Doreen) and Jessie Miller.

As avid motorcyclists, Sig and JoAnn enjoyed dirt bikes, cross country racing, and touring the country on their Harley Davidson. Along with motorcycles, he had a love for 4 wheeling and camping in the backcountry of Idaho. In later years they traveled extensively and made many more great friends in their RV travel club. When not traveling, he spent his leisure time in his wood shop building beautiful custom items and furniture for his family.

Throughout his life, nothing gave Sig more pleasure than the arrivals of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was always in on the fun and shenanigans. He tried to never miss one of their sporting events, which ranged from any type of ball games, to dance and ballet and equestrian events. You could always see him cheering them on.

He is survived by his wife, three of their children, seven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and his brother Art Clark. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter JoDean Miller, his daughter Arlene Noble, and his sister Betty Lou Clark.

At his request, there will be no formal service, but his family gathered to celebrate his life and share happy memories. Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mtn Home.