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Charles William "Will" Clauson
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1869
Crawford County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1949
Crawford County
Iowa, USA

KIRON _ Funeral services were held at the Kiron Baptist church Saturday for Charles W. Clauson, 79, one of the early white boys to be born in Crawford county. Mr Clauson died Feb. 2, 1949 at 8:30 a.m. and was the second death in the family within the past two months. Mrs. Clauson preceded him Dec 8, 1948.

Death resulted from a heart attack, Mr. Clauson having been ill only a short time. He was in command of his faculties until the end and the previous evening called in a number of friends and bade them farewell.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Clauson who were residing in Stockholm township. At the time of his birth 79 years, 6 months and 18 days ago on July 14, 1869, Crawford county had a smattering population. Deloit was destined to become the county seat and railroads were vying for a prominent place in the county's history.

It was only a few years earlier that the first actual influx of home settlements had been made. During his entire life he lived in Stockholm township.

He was educated in the schools of the county and took an active interest in civic affairs. One of those interests took him into politics and during his life he held a number of different offices.

On Jan. 9, 1895, he was married to Annie Naslund and shortly thereafter they established a home southeast of Kiron. With the exception of a year they lived on the same farm during their entire married life of more than 53 years. They were the parents of five children: Alvin and Myrtle, who preceded their parents, Eldon of St. Paul; Clarence of Deloit; Mabel, Mrs. Ernest Gustafson of Deloit. His parents and wife preceded him.

Ed Clauson of Kiron is the only surviving brother. In addition there are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Early in life he joined the Baptist church and was a consistent worker in its interests. Services were held in the church in which he worked so many years. Rev A.A.Bloomquist of Arthur was in charge. Music was by Hanford Ecklund, Jubel Hedstrom, Harry and Bert Lindstrom, Mrs. J.F.Hedstrom and Mrs. Elmer Wilson. Velma Larson accompanied at the piano. Rev. C.I.Peterson read scripture and offered prayer.

Honorary pallbearers were B.A.Samuelson and C.A.Dolk,Omaha; N.E.Larson, Chas. Gronau, C.S.Johnson, Gust Stehr, Carl Gustafson and Oscar C. Johnson. Active pallbearers included Alvin Winquist, Jubel Winquist, Vernal Gustafson, Henry Gronau, Roy Anderson and Fred Ogren.

Interment was in the Kiron cemetery.

Relatives here from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Clauson, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Clauson and son, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Paulson of Madelia, Minn; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anderson of Pocahontas, and Mrs. Mert O'Banion of LeMars; C.A. Dolk of Omaha and Lowell Clauson of Atlantic.

(Denison Iowa News) 
Family links: 
  Carl Fredric Clauson (1837 - 1916)
  Helena Carin (Catherine) Jonsdotter/Persson Clauson (1836 - 1892)
  Anna Margaret Naslund Clauson (1871 - 1948)*
  Clarence Emmanuel Clauson (1895 - 1957)*
  Alvin Edward Clauson (1897 - 1897)*
  Myrtle Clauson (1898 - 1898)*
  John Eldon Clauson (1900 - 1967)*
  Mabel Elizabeth Clauson Gustafson (1908 - 1979)*
  Frank Clauson (1864 - 1867)*
  August Clauson (1864 - 1868)*
  Alfred John Clauson (1865 - 1944)*
  Charles William Clauson (1869 - 1949)
  Edward E Clauson (1871 - 1953)*
  Ida Christina Clauson Anderson (1872 - 1942)*
  Otto Emil Clauson (1876 - 1933)*
  Carlotta Clauson (1882 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Kiron Cemetery
Crawford County
Iowa, USA
Created by: SBru
Record added: Sep 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59038349
Charles William Will Clauson
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Charles William Will Clauson
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