Mardella Clausen, age 83 of Saint Paul Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on October 28, 2021.
Mardella loved her family deeply; she was a strong willed, selfless, stubborn, and generous woman, who shared her life with others. She took care of everybody; Mardella would help someone, no matter what they needed. Everyone was family to Mardella. Her passion was to travel the country and the world alongside her beloved husband, Ken, and could never get enough of it. She was an avid puppy-sitter, enjoyed ceramics, and could talk on the phone for hours. Mardella taught her children and grandchildren that “work is not an option”. Everyone who knew “Grandma Dell” will miss her dearly.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Clausen; children, Clay (Carla) Clausen, Lorna (Bill) Haley, and Kim Johnson; grandchildren, Lisa (Stacy) Cueto, Brandi (CJ) Van Proosdy, Matthew (Rose) LaCroix, Rick (Jacci) Haley, Aaron (Jean) Johnson, Theresa Nieswaag, Noah (Beth) Dehn, Elisabeth (Anthony) Everson; great-grandchildren, Kallie, Jeff Jr., Brandon, Braydin, Addisyn, Carsten, Rylan, Sophia, Piper, JJ, and Felix; great great grandsons, Kai, and John; siblings, Marlyn (Verna) Mortensen, Galen (Judie) Mortensen, Orley (Jo) Mortensen, and Sally Harder; and many nieces and nephews.
Mardella is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin, and Frieda Mortensen; grandsons, Jeff Clausen, and Dustin Haley; great granddaughter, Christina Clausen; and sister, Darlene Boe.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 1pm at Kok Funeral Home (1201 Portland Ave, Saint Paul Park, MN) with visitation beginning at 12pm.
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