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GERMANTOWN HILLS - Marcia J. Clausen, 59, of Germantown Hills died at 7:47 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

She was born on the Fourth of July in 1955 in LaSalle, Ill., to Vincent and Ann Conners Gerace. Her father preceded her in death.

Marcia is survived by her mother, Ann of LaSalle; her husband, Robert Clausen of Germantown Hills; her son, Matthew Clausen of Lexington, Va.; her daughter, Margo Clausen of Germantown Hills; and one brother, Paul Gerace of Mendota.

Marcia graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in biology. She then worked 21 years as a medical technologist at Methodist Hospital before staying home to raise her two children.

She attended Harvest Bible Chapel in East Peoria, where there will be a memorial service on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. Pastors Tim Harkness and Kent Smith will officiate. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. that day at the church.

Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Military Institute Foundation, which will be used for missionary outreach by post chaplains.

Marcia's memorial website may be found at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may be sent to the family.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 22 to July 23, 2014
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