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VANHAUEN, Elisabeth 1919-2004


Posted By: Karen D-J (email)
Date: 11/13/2004 at 16:24:28

Elisabeth Arlene Van Hauen was born December 6, 1919, near Parkersburg, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ailt and Grace (Arends) Lauterbach. Soon after she was born she was baptized at the Reformed Church in Aplington, Iowa. Later they moved to the Clarksville area, where she received her education in the rural schools and graduated from Clarksville High School in 1937. Elisabeth was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarksville, on April 14, 1935. Her memory verse was Matthew 9: verse 6. When she was younger she cleaned homes in the area.

On June 16, 1946, she was married to Harvey Van Hauen of Clarksville. They started farming south of Clarksville and lived there ten years. They then moved to the Shell Rock area, where they lived for many years. Elisabeth was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Clarksville. Through the years she enjoyed doing church work. She was an active Luther League member, and later taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. Elisabeth loved her family and grandchildren. In her spare time she was an avid gardener and spent many hours canning.

On October 20, 2004, Elisabeth died at the Community Nursing Home in Clarksville, of natural causes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Van Hauen on October 1, 1994; her parents; and one brother, Ailt R. Lauterbach.

Elisabeth is survived by two sons, Harold (Linda) Van Hauen, and Darwin Van Hauen; one daughter, Elisabeth (Larry) Clark; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Ashleigh and Jeremy Van Hauen, Jennifer and Heidi Clark, Cynthia Henninger and Gregory Van Hauen; three step grandchildren, Valerie Hinders, Dean Jepsen and Joanne Jepsen; and two great granddaughters, Cassandra Henninger and Ashlee Van Hauen.

Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2004, at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarksville, Iowa with Rev. David R. Nelson officiating. Organist was Deb Knudson. Congregational Hymns were “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Borning Cry.” Casketbearers were Martin Lauterbach, Dean Jepsen, Eugene Lampe, Stanley Lauterbach, Wendell Arends and Bernie Viet. Interment was in Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Iowa. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Clarksville, was in charge of arrangements.


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