Werner Ehler Clasen Richmond 92, died Wednesday April 24, 2013 at McLaren Macomb Hospital, Mt. Clemens. He was born March 13, 1921 in Ottertail, MN the son of the late Henry and Dora (Thalman) Clasen. His marriage to Alma Betty Hanna was January 19, 1946 in Detroit. Werner served his country with the United States Army Air Force during WWII from 1943 to 1945. He was employed by Chrysler Corporation and had worked on the Redstone missile project, Department of Street Railways as a bus driver for five years, A.T.A.C, of Warren, in design engineering and had been a fulltime farmer with over 1,000 hogs. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Richmond and was past treasurer and chairman of the congregation. He was a board member of Production Credit of Lapeer and enjoyed traveling. Werner had spent his last 19 winters in FL where he loved to golf. Surviving in addition to his wife Betty of 67 years are a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Doug Sparling of Richmond; grandson, Scott Sparling of Richmond; siblings Orlan Clasen of Roseville and Dorothy Parr of Wichita, KS and several nieces, nephews and friends. The family honors the memory of Werner and invite you to visit and share memories Sunday 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Richmond, with 10:00 a.m. visiting. Rev. John Langewisch, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorials are suggested to "Wishes of the Family". For information and Guest Book kaatzfunerals.com
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Published in The Times Herald from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2013