Robert Louis Claussen Sr.
Sept. 12,1935 to Sept. 27, 2021
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Azle and Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment: Azleland Cemetery, Azle, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or a charity of your choice.
Robert was born Sept. 12, 1935, to parents Henry and Katherine Claussen in Galveston, Texas. He grew up around Alta Loma with his brother, Henry “Buddy” Claussen and sister, Karen Lee.Robert was married to Barbara Claussen for 63 years, with three children, all born in Victoria, Texas. Robert and Barbara moved several times and settled in Azle, Texas in the summer of 1978.
He started his career in animal husbandry, working on a dairy farm, and spent his next years teaching biology and science at several campuses. His focus in education shifted to media technology next at the University of Texas at Austin. He had a long and distinguished career at Tarrant County Junior College retiring as Dean of Learning Resources. His love for teaching continued into retirement working part time in Yuma, Ariz., and substitute teaching in Springtown, Texas.
Robert had many hobbies, including woodwork, firearms, knife collecting, cooking, cookbook collecting, and a great love for dogs (his other kids). He had a fondness for supporting Native peoples and their schools.Robert and Barbara were some of the founding members of Hope Lutheran Church.
Robert was proceeded in death by his father, Henry Claussen; mother, Katherine Claussen; wife, Barbara Claussen; and son-in-law, Richard Ramon.
Robert’s memory will be cherished by his children, Bobby Claussen, Debbie Claussen and Cindy Ramon; brother, Henry Claussen and wife, Betty; sister, Karen Lee and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Andi Ramon and Chad Ramon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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