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Obituaries

Clarence Elmer Hansel- Strawberry Point

Clarence Elmer Hansel, 88, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, formerly of Colesburg, Iowa, passed away on
Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. Clarence was
born on December 5, 1934, at home on the farm in rural Clayton County, the son of Arthur and Eva
(Simons) Hansel. Clarence was raised in the Colesburg area attending rural country school until the 8 th
grade and was a 1952 graduate of Colesburg High School. Clarence joined the United States Army in 1956
and served honorably until his discharge in 1958.

On September 22, 1956, Clarence was united in marriage to Pauline Morarend at the Lutheran Church in
Guttenberg. Four children were born to this union. The family lived in Colesburg until 1976 when they
moved to rural Colesburg. Clarence worked as a tool grinder at John Deere in Dubuque. In 2016 the couple
moved to their current home in Strawberry Point.

Clarence was a member of the Colesburg United Methodist Church. He was also a longtime member of the
Colesburg Volunteer Fire Department. Clarence loved to travel with his family, play cards, listen to country
music, and watch old western movies. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Pauline Hansel of Strawberry Point; four children, Peggy Denton of
Haven, Kansas, Doug (Rebecca) Hansel of Colesburg, Michelle Borrett of Strawberry Point, and Mike (Dr.
Sheryl) Hansel of Cedar Falls; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and
sister-in-law, Beulah Flatjord of Hiawatha.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Duane Denton; and two grandsons, Logan and
Conner Hansel.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com .

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the Colesburg United Methodist Church
in Colesburg, Iowa, with Rev. Roger White officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in
Edgewood, Iowa. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment with Military Rites: Brown Cemetery – Colesburg, Iowa

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