Clara Horgen, 93, Northwood, Iowa

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 14, 2005

Clara Paulina Horgen, 93, of Northwood, Iowa, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the First Lutheran Church, 309 N. Ninth St., Northwood, with the Rev. Wayne Hagen officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S., Northwood, and one hour prior to service at the church.

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Clara Paulina Horgen, was born on Jan. 23, 1912, in Hubbard, Iowa, the daughter of August and Hulda (Ostrich) Becker. She was baptized in February 1912 by Rev. H.A. Mars in Hubbard, and reaffirmed the faith of her baptism through confirmation on June 27, 1926, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle by J.O. Staehling. Clara attended Myrtle School in Myrtle. She married George Horgen on Aug. 26, 1933, in Forest City, Iowa, and to this union three children were born: Orlin Dean Horgen and twins Rita Jane and Richard Duane. Clara was a homemaker and worked at Deluxe in Lake Mills for 13 years.

Clara was known for her knitting and crocheting, which she taught to many. She also did ceramics and belonged to a ceramics club in Northwood.

Clara had been a resident of the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood since October when she fell and fractured her hip, and had just been chosen as resident of the month.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Northwood.

Left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Rita Davis and her husband Sheldon of Glenville; a daughter-in-law; Sondra Horgen of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren: Julie Gibbs and her husband Kevin of Corona, Calif., Shelly Woitas and her husband Mike of Albert Lea, Bruce Horgen and his wife Michelle of Tulsa, Okla., Cynthia McDonald and her husband Darrin of Tulsa, Okla., Christopher Horgen and his wife Katie of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Stacy Davis of Rochester; great-grandchildren: Aaron and Andrew Woitas of Albert Lea, Matthew, Miranda and Michael McDonald of Tulsa, Okla., and Kali and Reece Alger of Tulsa, Okla.; and two sisters-in-law: Ardine Horgen and Gay Horgen, both of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George, in July 1971; her sons: Orlin Dean and infant son, Richard Duane; granddaughter, Suzanne Davis; her sisters: Lenore Will and Bertha Schilling; and brothers: William, Herman, Ernest and Carl Becker.