Reverend Marvin W. Clausen
January 23, 1935 – September 8, 2011
Reverend Marvin Walter Clausen of Lakeview Arkansas passed away
on September 8th, 2011. He was 76 years old.
Born to Martin and Anna
Clausen in East St. Louis, Illinois on January 23, 1935, Reverend Clausen spent
his early years in Red Bud, Illinois. After graduating from the Seminary at
Concordia St. Louis with a Masters of Divinity degree, he was ordained by the
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in 1960. He was pastor of St. Marks Lutheran
Church in Garrison, Iowa from 1960-1965. He then served as Pastor in Wisconsin
from 1965-1976 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake, and Zion Lutheran
Church in Zachow. His last fulltime post was at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in
Dundee, Illinois where he served from 1976-1997.
In retirement Reverend Clausen served as the vacancy pastor at several Lutheran Congregations in
Arkansas. He also served intermittently as pastor and teacher at the Themba schools in Dirkesdorp, South Africa from 1999-2008.
Reverend Clausen is
survived by his wife, Mary of Lakeview, AR; 1 brother, Vernon and his wife
Eleanor of San Antonio, TX ; 1 daughter, Julia Herrera and her husband Edward of
San Antonio, TX; 3 sons, Matthew Clausen and his wife Anna of Mundelein, IL, Tom
Clausen and his wife Nga of Honolulu, HI, and Ted Clausen of Honolulu, HI; 9
grandchildren, Tristan Clausen, Talon Clausen, Shane Clausen, Alex Herrera,
Jessica Herrera, Molly Herrera, Stacie Nguyen, Sandy Nguyen, and Selena Nguyen,
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services conducted by Reverend John Easterling will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home on Friday,
September 16, at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Mountain Home Cemetery.
Memorials should be sent to Themba Trust Scholarship fund in
South Africa : http://themba.info/main/page_home.html., or Lutheran World
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we report a much loved part-time Pastor was killed in a one car accident in Missouri this past week.
According to the paper Pastor Clausen was driving and his wife, Mary was a passenger when he lost control and the car flipped down a steep embankment. Both Marvin and Mary were taken to St. Johns in Springfield, Mo where Marvin died and Mary sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Mary at this terrible time.
Good bye dear friend. . .for now, for we will see you again.