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In Memory of Corinne Clausen

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Corinne Lillian (Hilden) Clausen, age 90 of River Falls, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on November 18, 2021 at Preferred Senior Living in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Corinne was born April 19, 1931 to Vernon and Pearl (Dopkins) Hilden. She graduated from Prescott High School and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin River Falls receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Rural Education. She married Stanford (Bob) Clausen on August 31, 1950 at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls. They lived in Hammond, Wisconsin for two years and then moved to Mann Valley in rural River Falls for the remainder of their lives. Their union blessed them with three daughters Patrice, Kristine, and Denise and their families.

Corinne enjoyed drawing, fashion, home decorating, following politics, and reading. She was an animal lover and had many beloved poodle-mix dogs throughout the years.

Corinne is survived by her daughters, Patrice (Jeff) Rusinko, Kristine (Greg) Eaton, and Denise (Will) Ruemmele; grandchildren: Nathan (Kristy) Rusinko, Jessica Sallander, Luke (Jenna) Eaton, Jake Ruemmele, and Kady (Yev Foster) Ruemmele; great grandchildren: Alex and Ben Rusinko, Ashlyn and Eli Sallander, Lilah, Harrison, and Grant Eaton; sister-in-law, Shirley Clausen; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; parents, Vernon and Pearl Hilden; sister, Rosalie Strand; brothers, Wayne Hilden and Shelden Hilden; sisters-in-law Marlene Hilden, Mary Hilden, Vivian Clausen, Elaine Wood, Nancy Clausen; and brothers-in-law Ernie Strand, Al Clausen, Bill Clausen, and Walter Wood.

A private family service will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Interment will take place at Mann Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jessica Sallander, Nathan Rusinko, Luke Eaton, Jake Ruemmele, Kady Ruemmele, and Ashlyn Sallander. Honorary pallbearers are Eli Sallander, Alex and Ben Rusinko, Lilah, Harrison and Grant Eaton.

Services entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home of River Falls, www.oconnellfuneralservices.com, 715-425-5644. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Humane Society.

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  • I am saddened to hear of Corinne’s passing. I have not kept in touch with her in recent years, which makes her passing harder for me. I felt close to her in my youth, though. We spent many wonderful hours with the Clausen families gathering together in River Falls when we were kids. She was always so wonderful to me. She and the other Clausen parents created this amazing warmth and stability. We were so blessed to grow up with their steadfastness, their appreciation for each other, and their love for us children. I had wonderful times at Corinne’s and Bob’s house; it was so welcoming. I loved going out to the barn and seeing the cows, going out into the fields to play or, later, to shoot skeet. I will always treasure those times, and Corinne was so much at the center of that. I know she has passed, but she will remain vivid and wonderful in my memory.