Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Rev. Walter Clausing
The Rev. G. Walter Clausing, 102, formerly of 820 Hillcrest Drive in St. Marys, died at 8:20 p.m. July 11, 2009, at the St.Marys Living Center.
He was born Dec. 6, 1906, in Auglaize County to Herman and Matilda Howe Clausing. On June 12, 1938, he married Viola F. Haberkamp, who died September 13, 1982.
Survivors include his caregivers, James and Eileen Wessel, St. Marys.
Deceased are five brothers, Noah, Persis, Florenz, Gustave and Edward Clausing; and two sisters, Magdalena Schultz and Lenora Custer.
He was a 1925 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He later entered Mission House College & Seminary, and was subsequently ordained as a minister in 1938. He served numerous churches in several states for the United Church of Christ denomination. Following his retirement from active ministry, he served as minister of visitation for the Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys. He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St.Marys and the Emeritus club of Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisc.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial is at the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery near New Knoxville.
Calling is 24 and 68 p.m. Wednesday at the MillerLong & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be sent to Lakeland College, United Theological Seminary in Brighton, Minn. or Gideons International.
Condolences can be left at www. millerfuneralhomes.net.