Richard Lee Clauss

  • Born: August 12, 1939
  • Died: June 12, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Richard Lee Clauss, 79, of Garrett, IN, passed away at home on June 12, 2019. He was born on August 12, 1939 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Phil and Emma Clauss. He spent the majority of his younger years as owner of the Hobby House Inn before retirement in 1985. During his retirement, he fell in love with woodworking and gunsmithing and became a nationally recognized craftsman. He attended church at The Chapel and loved to ride his bike, tinker in his workshop, and spend his winters in Florida.

Richard is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda; children, Phil Clauss, John Clauss, Rich Clauss, Robin Maggert, Colby (Renee) Clauss, Todd Estes, Michelle (Gary) Freed, Aaron (Melissa) Estes, and Ashlie (Jody) Williams; 17 grandchildren and 1 on the way; sister, Mary Ann (Steve) Clemmer; brother, Wayne Beer and a host of relatives and friends. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Maxine Scarborough and Carol Galbraith; brother, Johnny Philip; and grandson, Landon Freed.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Pine Valley Park (1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825) at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Hospice.