Micky Holmberg

November 13, 2019

Micky Holmberg was born November 1, 1935 and passed away peacefully at her son’s home on November 13, 2019. She will be missed by family and friends.  Micky was born Mona Louise Hoyer but from an early age has been Micky to everyone she knew.  She grew up in Evanston, IL and spent many fun days on the shores of Lake Michigan. She attended Purdue University where she fondly says she went for her Mrs. Degree.  She married F. Thomas Clark and after Tom’s duty to the Navy was over, they settled in Frankfort, IN and lived on the family farm.  Micky was a successful homemaker, raising 2 children, Anne Clark of Dallas, TX and Jim (Judy) Clark of Frankfort. She took care of the home and children, cooked delicious meals, entertained friends, tended to her vegetables and flowers, and taught many of her friends the art of cooking.  Her talents for cooking and managing a kitchen were eventually sought after by the restaurant industry and it was there that she met her good friend, Gloria Ponton, who has been like a sister to her.  After Tom and Micky divorced, she moved to Indianapolis, married Jim Holmberg (who preceded her in death) and then moved to Martinsville.  While in Martinsville, she developed extensive lily gardens around her home which she loved.  When she moved back to Frankfort, she brought those lilies back with her, and it was her joy to see those bloom every summer. Once she was back in Frankfort, she reconnected with many of her old friends from her early adult years and was thrilled to have spent her last years as a companion to a new friend, Wilbur Lucas.  Micky loved to travel and for many years, Micky and Gloria would take trips a couple of times a year, and in the last few years it was her joy to travel with Wilbur and to enjoy his love and companionship.   A celebration with family and friends was held in August after Micky learned that her throat cancer was terminal, and she thanks everyone for taking the time to visit with her that day; it was one of the highlights over these last few months.  She thanks Wilbur for taking her to see her beloved Lake Michigan so she could dip her toes in the water one more time and for being by her side til the end. And she thanks Gloria for being her best friend all these years; may you continue to have cocktail hour and think of her with a smile. If anyone would like to make a donation in her name, Micky would like for it to be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Clinton County, 1100 West Green Street, P.O. Box 103, Frankfort, IN  46041 so that children can continue to have a safe and fun place to be a kid.

Visitation and Services

As per Micky's request, no visitation or services are planned.

Survived by:

She leaves behind her 2 children Anne Clark of Dallas, TX and Jim (Judy) Clark of Frankfort, friends Gloria and Wilbur, 6 grandchildren Sam (Megan) Clark, Kristen (Brent) Ruder, Katye (Steven) Tuyo, Abby (Kyle) Horlacher, William Byrne, and Sarah Byrne, 4 great grandchildren Charley Clark, Eliza Ruder, Henry Clark, and Noah Ruder. 

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anne Knight Hoyer, and her sister, Sara. 


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Micky Holmberg”

  1. Jack & Connie Scheid November 13, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Will miss you neighbor. She taught us how to cook back in the early sixties. Very special lady.

    • Jim Clark November 14, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. She was quite the cook; when she was in the kitchen she could whip up a meal effortlessly and everything was always delicious. Thank you for being such a good neighbor to her.
      Jim and Judy

  2. Carol Shoup November 14, 2019 at 8:00 am

    So sorry to lose a neighbor and a friend. Mickey, your smile will be remembered and your lilies will live on and on as a remembrance of you. Condolences to your family as well. Carol Shoup

    • Jim Clark November 14, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you for being such a great neighbor to her. Her lilies were amazing and she loved them. When they were in bloom, her house would be full of blossoms and she knew the names of each one!
      Thank you again,
      Jim and Judy

  3. Tammy Luck November 14, 2019 at 9:37 am

    You shall be missed Micky! I’ll miss all our conversations on flowers, food, etc. and playing cards. Condolences to your family and hugs and prayers for them. Fly free now sweet lady.

    • Jim Clark November 14, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you. She so enjoyed your friendship, and she is flying free now.
      Jim and Judy

  4. Jan Kersey November 14, 2019 at 10:15 am

    To Mickey’s family, I know how sad you must be at this time, but she is now in NO pain and with her maker. Mickey was a delight to work with on the board of Williams Creek association. We had many fun times and great talks together sharing a glass of wine at my house or hers. She was a super person and will be missed. Jan Kersey

    • Jim Clark November 14, 2019 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you. She had been in pain for so long and was ready for a new journey without pain. Hopefully there is wine in heaven; she was so hoping to be able to taste a good glass of wine once again. Thank you,
      Jim and Judy

  5. Brad Baumgarten November 14, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest. The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise,
    where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen

    • Jim Clark November 15, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Brad for your kind words and all your prayers. During her last night here on earth we spent the night praying rosaries, novenas (can you do the whole novena in one night? we did), etc, and singing songs of praise and thanks. It was a very restful and peaceful night and I believe that was because she was surrounded by all her angels just waiting to accompany her to her eternal resting place.
      Love you,
      Aunt Judy and Uncle Jim

  6. John & Connie Milholland November 15, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Mickey will be missed for so many reasons. For the Milhollands, she was our prized dog sitter. She spent many days and nights with our Mia, and they developed quite a bond. Mickey was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Praying for her family and friends . . .

    • Jim Clark November 15, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Thank you for your friendship with Micky all these years. She really enjoyed her dog sitting days. She was never one to be idle and had such a sincere work ethic. It seems like it was only about a month or two ago that she insisted on going outside with Abby to dig up one of the lilies she wanted her to have. Low and behold, we turn around and there is Micky weeding, finding the few stubborn unwanted ones that managed to pop through the new mulch! She was a women with many attributes that were sincerely admired. Thank you again.
      Jim and Judy

  7. Bernard Smith November 16, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    It is with deep sorry we read of your Mother and or your friends passing while we are away. We hope you all find strength knowing she is at rest.
    May God Bless her soul!
    Love to all from Bernard and Brenda Smith

    • Jim Clark November 21, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you Bernie and Brenda for you condolences.
      Jim and Judy

  8. Shellie Dexter November 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Deepest sympathy to you and the family

  9. Travis and Gina Sheets November 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Micky always brought a smile, joy, and great conversation and food to our family gatherings. She was a blessing to our uncle and our family. We appreciate the wonderful times we shared. Much love, Travis and Gina Sheets

    • Jim Clark November 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you for your kind words and friendship to Micky. She so enjoyed all the time that she spent with Wilbur and his family.
      Jim and Judy

  10. Cathy Cole November 22, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    So sorry to lose a special person and friend. We had so many long conversations and laughs. I always enjoyed shopping, dinners and spending time together. I always appreciated your kindness and warm heart. Miss you Micky. My deepest sympathy to all of Micky’s family and loved ones.

    • Jim Clark December 1, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you Cathy. Micky so appreciated your friendship. She knew that you were always there for her and she loved all the time that you guys spent together.
      Jim and Judy

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