Funeral services for Roger D. Claussen, age 82 of West Point, will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point, with Rev. Robert Schilling officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in West Point.
Roger passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point, surrounded by his family.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Karen Claussen of West Point; daughter Kim and Randy Bargmann of Bancroft; daughter Jackie and Sean Moore of Lincoln; son Cory and Emily Claussen of Waverly; daughter Stacy and Doug Kaup of West Point; son Randy and Beth Claussen of Ackley, Iowa; daughter JoDee Orgell of Alden, Iowa; daughter-in-law-Nancy Claussen of Neligh; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Darlene Hood of Neligh and Janet Thompson of Wilbur; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donna and Bruce Schlecht of West Point, Mark Wietfeld of Omaha, Randy and Shellie Wietfeld of West Point, Richard and Rennae Wietfeld of West Point, Greg Wietfeld and Barbara Carr of Fremont.
Roger is also survived by many nieces and nephews who brought much light, love, and laughter into his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Elsie Claussen; son Bryan Claussen in 2017, brothers Don and Sandy Claussen, Melvin and Donna Claussen, Merold and Patricia Claussen, and his parents-in-law, Don and Pauline Wietfeld.
The family suggests that memorials be directed in Roger’s name to the American Veterans Park in West Point to help purchase the U.S. Navy Statue.
Arrangements by Minnick Funeral Home, West Point.