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James Norman Clausen

June 29, 1936 May 1, 2019
James Norman Clausen
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James Norman Clausen, 82, of Dexter passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Stuart Community Care Center. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Friday, May 3rd at the Johnson Family Funeral Home – Dexter Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, May 4th at the Zion Lutheran Church in Dexter. Burial will be at the Dexter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stuart Community Care Center and/or Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at

Jim was born on June 29, 1936 to Richard and Ruby (Roberts) Clausen at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. He grew up on the family farm and attended Dexter Schools. He graduated from Dexter High School with the Class of 1954. On June 30, 1957 he was united in marriage to Vivian Axman at the Elfsborg Lutheran Church. To this union four children were born: John, Cindy, Dan and Joe. The family made their home on the Clausen Family Farm until he moved to the Stuart Community Care Center in January, 2019. Jim was a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Dexter.

Jim worked for 10 years at Armstrong Tire in Des Moines. At Armstrong he developed several friendships that lasted a lifetime. Jim continued to farm throughout his life; taking pride in his families Century Farm. He loved the outdoors; especially hunting, trapping and fishing. Most of all he treasured time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Joe H. Clausen, Ben Clausen and Zelda Paulin; and son, John Clausen.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Vivian of Dexter; children: the late John Clausen and wife, Cindy of Kansas City and their children: Eric, Jeff, Josh and Adam; Cindy Clausen of Earlham and her daughter Johanna; Dan Clausen and wife, Sheila of Salem, OR and their children Adriana, Richard and Kelsee; Joe Clausen of Knoxville; many great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.

The family would like to offer their heartfelt appreciation to all those that took care of Jim; especially the staff of the Stuart Community Care Center and Kindred Hospice; Pastor Jeffery Keuning and friends that have been supportive during this time.
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6:00 PM 5/3/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/3/2019 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Dexter

814 Washington Ave
Dexter,, IA 50070

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Dexter
814 Washington Ave Dexter, 50070 IA
United States





11:00 AM 5/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church

309 Marshall Street
Dexter , IA 50070

Luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the committal service in the Church Hall.

Zion Lutheran Church
309 Marshall Street Dexter 50070 IA
United States

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Dexter City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Dexter, IA 50250

Dexter Dexter 50250 IA
United States

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