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“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...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: JIM Sowers - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Linda and family..sending our deepest sympathy to you. The community has lost a creative and innovative craftsman and entrepreneur. It was a pleasure...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Dave Hawkins - Noblesville, IN

“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...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Karn Jones-Griffin - Gainesville, GA

“So very sorry for your loss Linda ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Terri Vernier - Sylvania, OH


5 of 15 | Posted by: Larry (Sonny) Popoff - Fort Wayne, IN

“Prayers and sympathy for the whole family ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sally Thrush - Garrett, IN

“So very sorry for your loss. I lost Bob last August. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Sandra Stuart - Leo, IN

“LINDA I WANT TO GET THE CORRECT PHOTO OF RICHARD AND I ARE IN THAT LINDA CROSLEY CRAMER HAD IN HER PC...SANDRA ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: SANDRA STEPHAN-WOOD - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

“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. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon (Ball) Myers - Butler, IN

“Jeff and I wouks like to send our condolence on the loss of your dad. I will continue praying. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jean & Jeff Coplin - Kendallville, IN

“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...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Stetzel - Warsaw, IN

“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...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: SANDRA STEPHAN-WOOD - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

“A deeply felt loss. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: stanley clauss - Huntington, IN

“Linda we are sorry for your loss. My the wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Shelley Lamb - Santee, SC

“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...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Forst - Garrett, IN


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.