Wilma Marie Clausen, Sumner, Iowa, August 21, 2023

Wilma Marie Clausen died Monday, August 21 at the age of 96.  She was born on May 28, 1927, in Butterfield, Minnesota.  Her parents were Elsie Becker Seavert and Louis Seavert.  She attended Northwest Institute of Medical Technology on Minneapolis and became a lab and x-ray technician. On January 18, 1948, she married Robert (Bob) Clausen at Salem Lutheran Church in Comfrey, Minnesota.  They settled in Comfrey and Wilma worked at Comfrey Hospital as an office nurse.

Bob and Wilma’s brother, Allen, purchased a grocery store in Comfrey. After fifteen years, the couple moved to Luverne, Minnesota, and purchased a hardware store. In 1969, Bob and Wilma moved to West Union, Iowa, where Bob secured work.  In 1971, Wilma worked at the Super Valu grocery store and retired in 2002. Wilma enjoyed golfing, reading, playing Scrabble and Bridge.  She and Bob travelled following their children, seeing historical sites in the States and Europe.

Surviving Wilma are her children Linda (Steve Eberlein) Las Cruces, New Mexico; Neal (Ann), Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; James, Sumner, Iowa; and Julie (Ron Peters), Prior Lake, Minnesota. Also surviving are six grandchildren:  Sean Griffin, Oakland, California; Michael Griffin Lansing, Michigan, Amanda Clausen, Minneapolis; Trenton Clausen, Des Moines, Iowa and Madison Clausen, West Union, Iowa; honorary grandson is Dalton Wenthe.  Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Bob and grandson, Christopher Griffin.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa.

Memorials may be given to your local library in Wilma’s name.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home of West Union, Iowa is assisting the family.

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