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Paul August Clauson

December 13, 1932 May 9, 2018
Paul August Clauson
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Obituary for Paul August Clauson

Paul August Clauson died peacefully on May 9, 2018 in Worthington, MN surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was 85 years old.
Paul was born on December 13, 1932 in Worthington, MN to the late Edwin and Ida (Anderson) Clauson. As the youngest of ten, he learned much from his older siblings. In September 1956, he married Mildred Kunze and lived in Lakefield, MN before moving to Worthington. Paul and Mildred raised six children. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, especially at the lake. Coffee time with friends was important to Paul.
He grew up on a farm and took pride in helping relatives on the farm throughout his life. Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. He spent most of his career working in human resources for Campbell Soup Company, retiring in 1995 after 39 years of service. Paul was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and served on the session for several years.
Paul is survived by his wife, Mildred Clauson, Worthington; 6 children, Lori Dather, Fishers, IN; Randy (Shelly) Clauson, Dell Rapids, SD; Kerri (Duane) Schramel, St. Cloud, MN; Gayleen (Phil) Jessen, Corcoran, MN; Tamara (Bob) Schmidt, Rochester, MN; and Joel (Mary Kate) Clauson, Prior Lake, MN; fifteen grandchildren, Whitney (Blake) Coker, Adam, Timothy & Josh Dather, Kara (Alex) Boen, Karlie (Brad) Olson, Abbie (Nick) Lickteig, Daniel and Hailey Jessen, Logan and Jack Schramel, Jenna and Ellen Schmidt, Brendan Lynch and Lydia Clauson; one great-grandchild Adelyn Coker; siblings Ruth Winstedt, Turlock, CA; Ellen Johnson, Rockland, ME; Robert Clauson, New Hope, MN, and Lois Carlberg, Worthington, MN.
Those who preceded Paul’s death include his parents and siblings Evelyn Williams, Hazel Lytle, Mabel, Harold and John Clauson.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., with memorial service beginning at 11:00 a.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Galen Smith officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery following the service.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Saturday

12

May

10:00 AM 5/12/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church

230 Clary St
Worthington, MN 56187

Westminster Presbyterian Church
230 Clary St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

12

May

11:00 AM 5/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church

230 Clary St
Worthington, MN 56187

Westminster Presbyterian Church
230 Clary St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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