Onawa, Iowa

Bernice Clausen, 92, of Onawa, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa, with the Rev. Shari Schwedhelm officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery, rural Turin, Iowa. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rush Family Care Service in Onawa. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com.

Bernice was born on June 16, 1925, in Ute, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Barbara (Hall) Pardee. She attended school in Onawa while growing up.

Bernice and Arnold Clausen were united in marriage on Sept. 15, 1945 in Seattle, Wash. Bernice worked in assembly and production of radios at Windcharger Corporation in Sioux City for several years.

She was a homemaker and raised her children and loved spending time with her family. She also loved cooking, baking, canning, sewing, gardening, and flowers. In her younger years, she loved archery and could out shoot even her husband, Arnold. Bernice was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa.

Survivors include her children, Ronald (Linda) Clausen of Sioux City, Rodney Clausen of Greenville, S.C., and Evelyn "Evie" (Max) Bonine of Onawa; grandchildren, Jason Clausen, Scott (Jessica) Clausen, Rhonda (Ryan) Gorski, Tevie Lester, Hydie Poole, and Angie Lester; great-grandchildren, David Clausen, Cortnie Lester, Kloie Lester, Jersie Lester, Josh Dandurand, Jennifer Gorski, and Connor Gorski; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Barbara (Hall) Pardee; her husband, Arnold Clausen on Aug. 4, 2013; brother, Robert McFee; and sister, Anna May (Torgeir) Laupsa.

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