OBITUARY Dean Clawson November 9, 1932 – December 5, 2018 CLAWSON, Dean Lee, age 86, went to be with Jesus on December 5, 2018. Dear husband for 61 years of Mary (nee Kruse) Clawson; loving father of Donna (Richard) McDaniel and John (Dana) Clawson; dear grandfather of Curt (Michelle) Hemphill, Nathan (Ryann) Hemphill and Luke Clawson; great grandfather of Hannah, Maggie, Audrey, Evelyn, and Myles; dear brother of M. Al (Leila) Clawson. Dean will always be known by his family as the 3 1/2 year old child that refused to turn 4, full of fun and laughter and yet was one of the hardest working men you would ever find. Late in his senior year of high school, Dean joined the National Guard and was called to duty during the Korean Conflict, though he remained stateside during his service to his country. He was stationed at Edwards AFB-CA where his primary job was to guide planes into a temporary staging area. During his days off, he would dig swimming pools. After the service, he returned home to work in the family boat sales and service business as a mechanic until it closed. From there, he worked for other companies as a mechanic, ensuring that the equipment was functioning properly. At the core, Dean was a “nuts & bolts” mechanic. He enjoyed history, volunteering with the Lewis & Clark re-enactments in St. Charles and just as he made sure he took care of his family’s needs, he saw to the needs of others with Habitat for Humanity. SERVICES: A Memorial Mass is being planned at St. Clare of Assisi 15642 Clayton Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011. Dean donated his body to St. Louis University Medical School. Memorial Gifts in Dean’s memory are suggested to St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church or to Mercy Hospice. DONATIONS St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church Mercy Hospice Send Flowers Show Your Support Share Obituary share to facebook share by email share link Receive Notifications
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Death notice for the town of: st-louis, state: Missouri