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Steven M. Clauson, 71, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 2:05 AM on February 13, 2018. Steve was born in South Bend on August 2, 1946 to the late Jack and Edith (DeWees) Clauson. On September 2, 1972 in South Bend, Steve married Constance (Sweitzer) Clauson, who survives. He remained a lifelong resident, working as a carpenter for the City of South Bend Parks Department for 27 ½ years until his retirement in 2007. He also worked for the South Bend Silver Hawks/Cubs and for Erskine Golf Course. He was formerly a member of Ridgedale Presbyterian Church.
Steve served honorably in the United States Navy as a 3rd Class Petty Officer during the Vietnam Conflict from 1969 – 1970. While serving with the Navy, he was a fireman in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Steve enjoyed carpentry, making tables and cornhole games for family and friends, and he loved to play golf. He was an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Chicago White Sox.
Steve is survived by his wife, Connie; his aunt, Pat Clauson of South Bend; cousins Jim (Linda) Clauson of South Bend and Karen (Terry) Hunt of Vandalia, MI; four sisters-in-law, Linda (Dennis) Hockney of Antioch, IL, Susie (Bill) Hajec of Fenton, MI, Kathie (Tom) Lindenman of South Bend, and Mary (Mike) Huszar of South Bend; eight nieces; one nephew; and many great-nieces and nephews and extended family.
A memorial service for Steve will take place at a later date. Palmer Funeral Homes – Guisinger Chapel is assisting the family. Memorial contributions in honor of Steven M. Clauson may be made to Purdue Extension 4H Scholarship Fund, 125 S. Lafayette Blvd, 2nd Floor, South Bend, IN 46601. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Purdue Extension 4-H Scholarship
125 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend IN 46601