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Barbara R. Clauser

Published September 29,2014

Obituary's Biography:

Barbara R. Clauser, age 89, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Claremont of Buffalo Grove.  She was born February 5, 1925 in Chicago to William S. and Ruth A. (Vannewland) Fischer.  Barbara loved to play volleyball, bowl, sew, and swim, but most of all she loved her family and grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Willard, whom she married on August 23, 1944; her children, Greg (Paula) of Wildwood, and Bill and his fiancé, Susan, of Johnsburg, and Joe (Carol) of Gurnee; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John; and two sisters, Shirley and Mary Jane.  Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel with interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.


7 replies on “Barbara R. Clauser”

  1. Will and family, You continue to be in our prayers. We have many fond memories of you and Barb. I know this is a hard time for you and your family but someday we will be united with Barb in heaven. Love John and Susan

  2. My sincere condolences to Willard for the loss of his beloved wife and to his family and my son-in-law, BJ, for the loss of their mother and grandmother.

  3. Dear Willard and family,
    Please accept my sympathies for your loss, of wife and mother, and grandmother. I was so glad I got to know her, she was a person to be proud of.
    We have this hope, that we will all meet again, she has already met those who went before her.
    Phyllis – Covell is already there!

  4. Dear Will,
    We will be praying for you during this difficult time. Barb was a wonderful person and we have fond memories of her especially in Bible study. I will always remember her hospitality and sharing of recipes. I still make her delicious cranberry bread. What a blessing to know she is with our Lord and we’ll all see her again some day. God bless you richly, Will. Love, Hank and Linda

  5. Dear Willard: So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I just got back into town last night and was not aware until I check my email this morning or Frieda and I would have come to the funeral.
    May our God comfort you as you trust Him during this time.
    We can take great comfort in the words from Holy Scripture that begins, “I am the resurrection and the life…….”
    Our prayers are with you.
    Mark and Frieda Schellenberg

  6. Willard, sorry we aren’t going to be there with you today, Our thoughts are with you. And as the other mentioned we will rejoice when we are spending eternity with her. She was always to be with and a joy to know. I treasure those days spent with her at Wildwood Pres C and Extension. Thinking of you at this time. May God’s peace and love confort you.

  7. Dear Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Barb was part of the tapestry of memories I have growing up in Wildwood. My kids later attended Backyard Bible Clubs at her house. May you feel the ,Lord’s arms around you at this time of her home-going.
    Ann Atwood (Hall)

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