Barry Michael Clausen age 39 of Belview passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 31, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 5 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Belview. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Interment is in the Belview City Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Barry Michael Clausen was born March 7, 1975 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Ronald and Marge (Anderson) Clausen. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Barry graduated from BDRSH High School in 1993. He loved music and played the baritone in the high school band and was a very good singer. During his high school years, he worked as a CNA at Parkview Home in Belview and was active in LYS and 4-H. Barry continued his education with one year at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. He worked at Jackpot Junction Casino. Barry loved watching game shows; he had a knack for storing useless trivia. He loved going for drives and was an avid Twins, Vikings, and WWE wrestling fan. Barry had a very likeable personality and liked to tell jokes. He loved spending time with his family, especially his niece and nephews.
Barry is survived by his parents Ron and Marge Clausen of Belview; siblings: Randy (Kathy) Clausen of Redwood Falls, Shelly Clausen of North Mankato, Kim (Jason) Knacke of Darwin, and Amy (Josh) McCabe of North Mankato; niece and nephews: Brandon and Allison Knacke, and Trent (godson) and Carter McCabe; special friend Whitney Lord; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Andrew and Mabel Clausen and Stanford and Hazel Anderson, uncles Myron Anderson and Kenny Clausen, and aunt Jane McDonough.