Michael (Mike) Clausen passed away on April 13, 2022 surrounded by his loving family after a long and hard fought battle with kidney disease.
Mike was born on October 17, 1957, the son of Stanley and Lorna Simpson Clausen in Reno, Nevada. Mike worked in Information Systems and was an avid hunter who loved being outdoors. He spent many years hunting elk, mule deer, and white tail deer and sharing his vast knowledge with young hunters.
He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley Clausen and Lorna Klein. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Nancy Clausen of West Union, Ohio, stepdaughters Lisa Berry (Jamie), Lori Magouyrk (Todd), and Emily Bailey (Nick). He was Papaw to eight grandchildren, who were a source of great joy to him. He is also survived by his sisters, Denise Cerri (Ron) of Orovada, Nevada and Terri Nielsen (Mark), of Incline Village, Nevada, his nieces and nephews, Jeff Cerri (Sheena), Jacque Peterson (Zach), Stacey Edwards (Dusty), Taylor Nielsen (Kayley), Courtney Garretson and Braden Nielsen, his great nieces and nephews Bailey, Connor and Graycen Peterson, Addysen and Rhett Edwards, Milena Nielsen and Wyatt Garretson.
Mike was laid to rest on the farm where he lived in Ohio near where he spent many happy hours in his deer stand, observing the wildlife.
God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around him and whispered come with me.
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest. We love you Mike, you were the very best.