Wayne Clark, resident of Grayslake, IL, died on November 18, 2021 at the age of 68. Wayne is survived by his children, Aaron Clark (Abby) and Jennifer Roi (Brian), his grandchildren Christopher and Nicholas Roi, and Mollie and Grant Clark, his siblings Linda Suerth (Jerry) and Lindy Clark, his nieces Jennifer Bolin (Dan) and Stepfanie Suerth (Arty), his nephew Jim Suerth (Cal), his great nephews Brandon and Ronan, great niece Natalia, and ex-wife and long-time friend Gail Clark-Butts. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lindy and Lorraine Clark.Wayne was born in Chicago on July 15, 1953 and grew up in Hoffman Estates where he graduated from Conant High School in 1971. He relocated shortly after to the Round Lake area where he raised his family and remained until he eventually retired to Grayslake. He loved learning new things and loved to share his knowledge with everyone around him. He was an avid chess player and loved to sit back and chat with a cup of coffee at Starbucks. He had a deep love for music, reading, sports, and games. He heart was filled with love for his family and dogs.
A visitation service will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E Belvidere Road, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the U.S. Chess organizations youth scholarship.