CRAB ORCHARD - Joseph Sylvester Clausen, 85, of Crab Orchard, died Thursday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 29, 1919, in Ottenheim, he was the son of the late Liberatus and Mary Busse Clausen. He was a retired farmer, WWII Army veteran and a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Harris Clausen; two sons, Dennis Ray Clausen of Crab Orchard and Joseph Darrell Clausen of Waynesburg; a brother, Clem Clausen of Pleasant Plan, Ohio; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Ottenheim by Thobias Sabariar. Burial will be in Saint Sylvester Catholic Church Cemetery with military honors by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18.