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Jack Claussen


Jack H. Claussen, 97, LaGrange, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange. 

    He was born April 30, 1915, in Detroit, Mich., to Jack F. and Fahn (Dice) Claussen. 

    He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from November 20, 1940 to June 18, 1945.  He served in the Normandy Campaign, Northern France Campaign, and the Rhineland Campaign and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, three Bronze Campaign Stars, American Defense Ribbon, and a Good Conduct Ribbon. He was a 1936 graduate of Kendallville High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1965.  He was a technical engineer and freelance artist in the Chicago, Ill., area and moved to Ft. Wayne upon his retirement. 

    Surviving are one stepsister, Eleaner Hackman, Toledo, Ohio; two nephews and nieces-in-law, Jeff and Ruth Claussen, Three Rivers, Mich., and Richard and Karen Claussen, Wolcottville.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Claussen. 

    Visitation is 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange. 

    Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, at t Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange with Terry Oldham officiating. 

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. 

    Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Society or the activities department at Miller’s Merry Manor. 

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.