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.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Linda and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss as I seem a post on FB concerning Dicks passing.
I work for Phil, Dick and Bob at the Hobby House from 68-72. Many great memories from those years.
We all will miss that smile.
My trips back to FW over the past 5 years led me to stop and say Hi and enjoyed talking to Dick about those memories from our restaurant years.
I also enjoyed meeting you.

R.I.P my friend
Bob (Robbie) Eddington

Posted by A friend   July 21, 2019

To Linda and the Clauss families, I am sorry for your loss. I have never met another like Richard and I have great memories to cherish, I am praying for you and the family.

Posted by JIM Sowers - Ft. Wayne, IN   June 18, 2019

Linda and family..sending our deepest sympathy to you. The community has lost a creative and innovative craftsman and entrepreneur. It was a pleasure to work for you for all of those years.

Posted by Dave Hawkins - Noblesville, IN   June 18, 2019

Colby Clauss & Family, My brother, your Dad will always be in my thoughts and you have a lot of his great traits that will live on in The Clauss Family. Sorry for your loss & my prayers to you and extended family. Sincerely. KG

Posted by Karn Jones-Griffin - Gainesville, GA - Acquaintance   June 17, 2019

So very sorry for your loss Linda

Posted by Terri Vernier - Sylvania, OH - Acquaintance   June 17, 2019

Candle

Posted by Larry (Sonny) Popoff - Fort Wayne, IN   June 15, 2019

Prayers and sympathy for the whole family

Posted by Sally Thrush - Garrett, IN - Friend   June 14, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I lost Bob last August.

Posted by Sandra Stuart - Leo, IN   June 14, 2019

LINDA I WANT TO GET THE CORRECT PHOTO OF RICHARD AND I ARE IN THAT LINDA CROSLEY CRAMER HAD IN HER PC...SANDRA

Posted by SANDRA STEPHAN-WOOD - ALBUQUERQUE, NM   June 14, 2019

Linda, so very sorry for your loss. Am sure your heart is full of wonderful memories. God grant you much Comfort & Peace in this difficult time.

Posted by Sharon (Ball) Myers - Butler, IN   June 14, 2019

Jeff and I wouks like to send our condolence on the loss of your dad. I will continue praying.

Posted by Jean & Jeff Coplin - Kendallville, IN - Friend   June 14, 2019

Hello Ashlie, Jody and kids and the rest of the Clauss family. Our family will be praying for you in your time of grieving and healing.
Love,

The Stetzel's

Posted by Mike Stetzel - Warsaw, IN   June 14, 2019

TO LINDA AND THE CLAUSS FAMILY, RICHARD WAS OUR FRIEND AND BEST BUDDY FROM GRADE SCHOOL AT FOREST PARK THROUGH NORTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL..I CAN'T DESCRIBE THE FUN, LAUGHS AND RICHARD WAS A GENTLE, KIND MAN WITH MANY TALENTS..WE'LL ALL MISS HIM...SANDI

Posted by SANDRA STEPHAN-WOOD - ALBUQUERQUE, NM   June 14, 2019

A deeply felt loss.

Posted by stanley clauss - Huntington, IN - Coworker   June 13, 2019

Linda we are sorry for your loss. My the wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time.

Posted by Shelley Lamb - Santee, SC - Acquaintance   June 13, 2019

Linda and family. Eric and I are sorry for your loss. Dick was a great neighbor and we had many a chat when he was out walking. The world has lost a womderful person
Our hearts and prayers are with all of you

Posted by Nancy Forst - Garrett, IN - Friend   June 13, 2019


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