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Arnold N. Clausen, 89, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa with Pastor Joel Gueningsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Belvidere Cemetery in rural Turin, Iowa, with military honors provided by the United States Navy. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Arnold Norman was born February 26, 1924 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Claus and Elsie (Christiansen) Clausen. He grew up in and attended school in Sioux City.
Arnold enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He served overseas on an underwater demolition squad for three and a half years.
Arnold and Bernice Pardee were united in marriage on September 15, 1945, in Seattle, Washington. The couple had three children, Ronald, Rodney, and Evelyn.
He worked as a supervisor and manager at the Metz Baking Company in Sioux City until 1970. He then worked for the State Conservation for five years and for the Safety Center in Monona County as a Deputy Sheriff and Clerk.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, and spending time with family. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Clausen of Onawa, IA; two sons, Ronald (Linda) Clausen of Sioux City, IA and Rodney (Darlene) Clausen of Sioux City, IA; a daughter, Evelyn (Max) Bonine of Onawa, IA; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Gail (Lucy Mae) Clausen of LeMars, IA, Richard (Fran) Clausen of Akron, OH, Larry (Dorothy) Clausen of Sioux City, IA, and Darrell (Vesta) Clausen of Sioux City, IA; a sister, Donna Ellyson of Sioux City, IA; a sister-in-law, Margie Clausen of Sioux City, IA; four very special friends, Wes and Betty Splettstoesser of Maine and Larry and Sue Kreger of Onawa, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Royle Clausen and Bernard (Dawn) Clausen; and a brother-in-law, Sam Ellyson.

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