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In Memory

Ruth E. Nelson (Claussen) - Class Of 1932


Ruth Nelson Claussen
BIRTH          8 Jul 1911, Hobart, Lake County, Indiana, USA
DEATH          26 Jan 2012 (aged 100), Hobart, Lake County, Indiana, USA
BURIAL         Graceland Cemetery,Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
MEMORIAL ID    84365493

RUTH CLAUSSEN HOBART, IN Ruth Claussen, 100, of Hobart, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at home. She was born July 8, 1911 in Hobart to Carl and Hilda (Larson) Nelson. She was a charter member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church Lakes of the Four Seasons and had owned and operated Ruth's Apparel and Ruth's Yarn & Crafts, both in Hebron for many years. Ruth was a past Matron of Order of the Eastern Star, past Royal Matron of Crown Court #23 Order of the Amaranth, member of EMERA Club, served as a 4-H Leader in Lake and Porter Counties, and was past Bethel Guardian with Job's Daughter, Bethels 44 and 54. Ruth had served as Womens' Leader for both Porter and Lake County Farm Bureaus. Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Martin in 1952. On January 16, 1954 she married Arnold Claussen, who preceded her in death in 1999. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Nord) Larson of Lombard, IL; granddaughter, Michelle (Jim) Searer; great grandchildren: Joseph, Emily and Lukas; sister, Elinor Greener; and nephew and care givers: Jeff and Sherri Greener of Hobart. Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Nelson in 1974. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 Noon at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with burial at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service at noon. Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice . MoellerFuneralHome.com

Published in The Times on January 29, 2012, at:

This information and the picture below were obtained from: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84365493/ruth-claussen. The picture above as obtained from the 1931 HHS Aurora yesrbook (when Ruth was a junior), made available by the Lake County Public Library, at: https://archive.org/details/HOHS1931Images/.

Ruth Nelson Claussen gravestone, Class of 1932