Colleen Clarke and Steve Clarke

Stephen “Steve” R. Clarke, 75, of Lombard, formerly of Oak Park, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Dec. 5, 2022. An avid baseball player and fan, he was a patient and fair coach and umpire over the years for Oak Park Youth Baseball.

He was a fan of all Chicago sports teams. In his free time, he loved to golf, read and do crossword puzzles. Whenever possible, he enjoyed going to Wisconsin and being outdoors, fishing.

Steve was the husband of the late Colleen E. Clarke (nee Domrose); the father of Matthew (Emily) and Kelly (Aaron) Fankhauser; son of the late Robert and the late Grace; brother of the late Dennis, the late Phillip, the late Brian, and Gregory; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Stephen’s name to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, are appreciated.

Arrangements were handled by Brust Funeral Home.

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