Clark Lindsay Christlieb, 84, known to childhood friends and family as Lindsay, was a man who lived to make others laugh and enjoy life as much as he did. He died July 26. He bravely fought melanoma and set a courageous example for all to follow.
He was born Feb. 27, 1930, in St. Paul. He grew up on Grantham Street in St. Anthony Park and graduated in 1948 from Murray High, where he ran track, played football and was a member of the “Bucket Brigade” basketball team and student council.
Clark served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in 1956.
He spent 30 years as one of Hollywood Vassarette’s top salesmen, in Minnesota, the West Virginia-Kentucky-Ohio region, and Texas and adjacent states, after moving to Houston with his wife, Olga, and sons, Isaac and Frank, in 1961.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Christlieb and Alma Anker Christlieb, and his wife.
Survivors include two sons, Isaac (Phyllis) and Frank (Kay), both of Texas; four grandchildren; dear friend and business colleague Akemi Inks; and cousins, Diane Rossi, Carol Sweetland, Anita Branin and Sherry Schwartz and their families. Services were Aug. 1 at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson, Minn.