Zach Clausen Obituary, Death – In Friend, Nebraska, on November 16, 1939, Clausen was brought into the world by his parents, Hans and Retha (Miller) Clausen. In 1958, he received his diploma from Utica High School. Between the years of January 8, 1960 and December 20, 1962, Clausen was a member of the United States Army. At the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica, Nebraska, on June 6, 1964, Clausen and Karen vonFange exchanged their vows and became husband and wife. He drove a truck for Richter Bros., Ricenbaw, and Crete Carrier, among other companies. In addition to that, he was the owner and operator of Dahlsten.

While he was working for Dahlsten, he was honored with the safe driver award for traveling one million miles. Clausen retired in 2012 after working for Utica Coop as a grain transporter for the previous 38 years, during which time he used his own tractor and trailer. Every summer, Clausen looked forward to spending time with his family on vacation, and in his spare time he enjoyed activities such as listening to country music, watching old westerns, bird watching, and being outside.

Spending time with his family was one of his favorite things to do. He was a participant in the activities of the Utica Jaycees, the Utica Volunteer Fire Department, and the Utica V.F.W. Post #49. Clausen passed away on in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was 82 years old, 1 month and 13 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Karen Clausen, who resides in Utica, Nebraska; his son, Steve (Andrea) Clausen, who resides in Lincoln, Nebraska; his daughter, Krista (Shadd) Rohrbough, who resides in Lincoln, Nebraska; his brother, Neal (Donna) Clausen, who resides in Bloomington, Illinois; his grandchildren, Kaleb Blakemore and Zach Clausen; his great granddaughter, Roayn Clausen; his sisters-in-law The deaths of Bryce Clausen’s parents, Hans and Retha Clausen, came before their son’s.