Dr. Knud Erik Clausen, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 after a long illness. Knud was born in Lolland, Denmark to the late Frida (Jacobsen) and Arild Clausen. Knud studied forestry in Denmark and came to the US in 1953. He received his Ph.D. in forest genetics from the University of Minnesota. Knud worked for the US Forest Service for many years in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and in Southern Illinois. He enjoyed hiking, traveling and bird watching. He traveled to Africa, Australia, New Zealand and many times to Europe. Dr. Clausen was the husband of the late Dr. Johanna Jones. He is survived by his current wife Nancy Maizite Clausen of New York City and Cape Cod, MA. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews in Denmark, four step children and 5 step grandsons. Funeral Services will be private.
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