Marcella Clausen, 1922-2017

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Marcella June Clausen, 94, of Albert Lea and Faribault went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017, at District One Hospital in Faribault.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church of Albert Lea with a visitation one hour before the service. Interment will be at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at

Marcella was born June 20, 1922, in Conger to Walter and Marie (nee Buenneke) Steele. She graduated from Alden High School and attended Minnesota School of Business in Mankato. She worked in the business office at Wilson & Co. in Albert Lea until her retirement.

Marcella Clausen

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She was married June 2, 1946, to LuVerne Clausen and God blessed them with two daughters, Carol and Connie.

For most of her adult life she was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, where she volunteered in the church office, delivered Meals on Wheels, attended Bible studies and drove patients to Rochester for medical appointments. With LuVerne she hosted two trips to Israel. Marcella’s needlework still graces her children’s and grandchildren’s homes. She enjoyed playing golf and was on a bowling league for years.

Marcella will be missed by her daughters Carol (and Craig) Breimhorst of Faribault and Connie (and Tim) Booth of River Falls, Wisconsin; her grandchildren Dane (and Zoe) Breimhorst, Chad (and Barree) Breimhorst, Micah (and Zena) Breimhorst, Caleb (and Katherine) Drexler Booth, Joshua (and Lisa) Booth and Leah Booth; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces, cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Erma Steele; her husband, LuVerne; her sister and brother Eunice Hanson and Gerald Steele; and her nephew, Mike Steele.