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Glenn R. Clausen
(August 29, 1939 - June 18, 2013)

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It is with great sorrow that the family of Glenn R. Clausen, aged 73, of Libertyville, Illinois, announce his passing at the Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center in Glenview, Illinois. He was the beloved husband of Leslie Reisa Clausen, caring father of Richard (Nadine) Clausen and Rebecca (James) Hogan, and doting grandfather of Joshua Robert, Michael Glenn, and Reisa Rose. Born in Chicago 72 years ago, he was predeceased by his parents the late Nels and the late Julia (nee Collins) Clausen and also leaves behind a sister Mary (Roger) Woolsey and three nephews. Glenn earned his BA in English/Journalism cum laude at St Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. He began practice in Decatur, Illinois, moved on to open Clausen and Katz, Attorneys at Law in Chicago, became a partner in the law firm of Geo-Karis, Thompson and Clausen of Zion, Illinois and finally opened the Law Offices of Glenn R. Clausen in Waukegan, Illinois. He was also a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the JAG (Judge Advocate’s General) Unit. An active member of the YMCA Indian Princess/Indian Guides (Ponca Tribe) he enjoyed every minute spent with his children and friends, while also holding office in the Mundelein Jaycees, and membership in the Illinois Bar Association and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. He was an avid traveler, and had visited the entire fifty States and all seven continents in the company of his wife. He enjoyed cooking, spending time with his family, visiting with friends in Florida, and his HO train collection. In spite of a constantly busy schedule, he never passed up the opportunity to give assistance to friends and relatives. He was loved by all for his generous disposition and giving heart. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Salvation Army ( or Orphans of the Storm ( Services will be private.


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