Dale Claussen, 85, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Services will be held Friday, Oct. 21 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home with family present.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the Claussen family for later designation.
Dale Richard Claussen was born Feb. 1, 1931 in Dunlap, Iowa to Emil and Elsie (Schneider) Claussen. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne. In 1943 he moved with his parents to Sholes and attended rural school near Carroll. Dale married Doris Elizabeth Junck on Feb. 14, 1952 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne. Dale and Doris would have been married 65 years on Feb. 14, 2017. The couple farmed near Carroll until retiring in 1983 and moved to Carroll in 2007. Dale was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. He enjoyed hobbies of woodworking, playing cards with the local boys, helping with harvest, and spending time at the trailer in Niobrara.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; children, Delbert (Mary) Claussen of Carroll, Peggy (Mike) Prather of Madison, and Keith (Cindy) Claussen of Carroll; daughter-in-law, Sandy Claussen of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Darlene Hood of Neligh, Donald Claussen and Roger (Karen) Claussen all of West Point, and Janet Thompson of Wilbur; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenneth in 2000; two grandsons; and brothers, Merold (Pat) Claussen and Melvin (Donna) Claussen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dale and Doris’ granddaughters, Lizz Hansen, Miranda Heine, Jessica Watkins, Katie Suing, Kendra Claussen, McKenzie Claussen, Heather Claussen, Jen Claussen and Candis Kurpgeweit.
Active pallbearers will be Dale and Doris’ grandsons, Joe Prather, Chad Claussen, Matt Claussen, Daniel Claussen, Pat Heine, Matt Watkins, Chet Suing and Cason Kurpgeweit.