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Clauss, Edward Age 91, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Woodland Hospice in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral Services for Ed will be held at Zion Lutheran Church on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jonathon Bakker and Pastor Benjamin Ulledalen officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, and a luncheon will follow back at the church. Visitation will take place on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Ed lived a full life beginning in 1924 born the son of a Russian/German immigrants, Adam and Anna (Weigandt) Clauss, Jr. He attended Arthur Hill High School where he excelled in athletics and formed a lifelong bond with five dear friends. He missed his graduation ceremony to serve his country in the U.S. Navy in WWII. He later attended Central Michigan playing football and baseball and there he met his wife, Barbara Finlayson. They married August 28, 1948 in Traverse City. She preceded him in death on January 8, 2011. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, infant daughter Tracy; brothers, Adam and Henry Clauss; and his sister Minnie (Clauss) Smith. He is survived by three children Tonia (Douglas) Pratt of Bay City; Terri (Jim) Glenn of Traverse City and Timothy Clauss of Spring Lake.; Grandchildren Carrie (Doug) Houtman, Jenny (Robert) Laws, Katie (Richard) Reichelt, Barbara (Matt) Brayton, David (Lauren) Glenn, Joseph (Heather) Glenn, Adam Clauss, Emily Clauss, 16 great grandchildren, and his sister, Joyce (Norm) Krogman of Saginaw, MI. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either Zion Lutheran Church, Isabella County Retired School Personnel Scholarship Fund, or Woodland Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the church.
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