Susan Caroline Clemmensen (1951 - 2012)

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Funeral services for Susan C. Clemmensen, 61, were conducted by Pastor Doug Opp on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers were Andrew and Andrea Clemmensen, Scott and Vanessa Clemmensen, Laura and Andrew Kautman,  and Stephanie and Corey Powell. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
 Susan Caroline Clemmensen, the daughter of Lee and Helen (Hansen) Clemmensen, was born Sept. 29, 1951, in Carroll, and died Oct. 16, 2012, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, at the age of 61 years, and 17 days.
Susan was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. She attended rural schools near Hamlin and then attended Audubon Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 1969. She attended Clarinda Community College in Clarinda, graduating with an Associate's Degree in General Studies. Susan then graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She taught elementary school in Macon, Ga. for a short time and then became a librarian at the Macon City Library. She returned to Urbandale, and was the children's librarian and later she became the Audio-Visual librarian.
Susan has remained a member at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. She was a member of the American Library Association and the Iowa Library Association. Susan was very involved in her nieces and nephews activities and also her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was an avid hockey fan and also an avid Cubs fan.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents Lee N. and Helen Clemmensen.
Survivors include her sister Julie and husband Alan Derby of Greenfield; her brother Paul and wife Janet Clemmensen of Urbandale; her nieces and nephews: Andrew and wife Andrea Clemmensen of Waukee; Scott and wife Vanessa Clemmensen of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Laura and husband Andrew Kautman of Gilbert; Stephanie and husband Corey Powell of Ankeny; her great-nieces and great-nephews: Jackson and Nolan Powell, Jacob, Owen, and Mia Kautman, Taylor and Carson Clemmensen, Olivia and Julia Clemmensen; her step-mother Betty Clemmensen of Audubon; her aunts and uncles: Howard Hansen of Audubon; Darlene Schrader of Lincoln, Neb.; Milo and Delores Clemmensen of Audubon; Nadine and Jerold Heiken of Clermont, Florida; numerous other relatives and many friends.
The family prefers memorials to the Bright Kavanagh House or the Urbandale Public Library.

Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on Oct. 19, 2012