Lorraine C. Clausen, 84, Albert City, died on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Pleasant View Home at Albert City.
Funeral services for Mrs. Clausen will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. Friends called Friday, Jan. 4, from 5- 7 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com
Lorraine Catherine Boettcher, the daughter of Helmuth and Ida (Hild) Boettcher, was born in rural Storm Lake, on April 4, 1923. Lorraine attended Zion Lutheran School through the eighth grade and continued her education at Albert City, where she graduated from Albert City High School in 1941.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Oscar Clausen on Aug. 30, 1942, at the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Storm Lake. The couple was blessed with four sons: Dave, Tom, Jim, and Kent. Lorraine and Oscar's married lifetime was spent in Albert City. She was a nurturing homemaker and will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother. Oscar died on Feb. 15, 1998. Lorraine continued to make her home in Albert City, then became a resident at Pleasant View Home on Aug. 1, 2001. Lorraine was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid, and had also enjoyed participating in various card clubs. When her sons were growing up she was a den mother with the Cub Scouts. Lorraine's special interests included baking, sewing, camping, traveling, and playing cards.
Lorraine's memory will be cherished and honored by her children: Dave and Judy Clausen, Albert City; Tom and Maureen Clausen, Albert City; Jim and Ann Clausen, Glendale, Ariz.; Kent and Deb Clausen, Albert City; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Lorenz (Bud) and Doris Boettcher, Alta, and Lloyd and JoAnn Boettcher, Storm Lake; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Martha White, Newell; Ruth and Milo Harpstead, Stevens Point, Wisc.; and Carol and Ed Maas, Edgewood, N. M.; other relatives and many friends.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar; and a brother-in-law, Lyle White.