Dennis Claus

dennis claus
Dennis Richard Claus age 81 of Fargo, ND died August 4, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Dennis Richard Claus, the son of Arthur and Minnie Claus, was born December 4, 1936 in Lisbon, ND. Dennis grew up and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1954 and attended NDSU, Fargo, ND. March of 1955 he joined the United States Air Force and completed basic training in New York and early warning radar training in Boloxi, MS. His tour included time in Japan and Boloxi. In 1959 he was honorably discharged. February 28, 1955 he met the love of his life, Verlyn (Lyn) Fluegel and they were married February 24, 1956 in Fargo, ND. They raised four children, Barb Lundgren, Dean Claus, Linda Weber and Theresa Pravato. After military service Dennis and Lyn moved to Valley City, ND where he worked for the PV Elevator and Montgomery Wards. In 1962 they moved to Dickey, ND where he managed the PV Elevator. 1966 they moved back to Valley City, ND where he worked for PV Elevator. Dennis completed a correspondence course in cost accounting which allowed him to work for the Municipal Utilities in Valley City, ND. In 1973 he went to work for Norwest/Wells Fargo Bank in Valley City, ND. In 1985 his job was transferred to Fargo, ND where he worked in the bank’s operation center until his retirement in 1999. Dennis and Lyn were Mesa, AZ snowbirds for 14 years. During the summers in Fargo, ND Dennis drove bus for Valley Bus. Dennis loved sports, both playing and watching. He loved baseball, softball, football, basketball, golf, and bowling. He was a lifelong Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. For many years Dennis held the down marker in the chain gang for the Valley City Hiliners and Valley City State University football teams. Dennis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lyn, Fargo, ND; his daughter Barb (Tom) Lundgren, Olalla, WA; granddaughter, Brigette (Sean) Cole, grandsons Justin Lundgren, and Ethan Lundgren; great-granddaughters, Everlynn Cole, and Clara Cole. His son Dean (Cheryl) Claus, Sioux Falls, SD; granddaughters Nichole (Brett) Lemons and Kayla (Eric Henry) Claus; great-grandson, Cash Lemons. His daughter Linda (Jim) Weber, West Fargo, ND; grandsons Peter (Michelle) Weber and Timothy (Katie Conrad) Weber. His daughter Theresa Pravato, Land O’Lakes, FL, and granddaughter Izzy Pravato. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, brother Daryl Claus, and sisters Mildred Boyum, Dorothy Maurer, and Ruth Hock.

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  1. Prayers to the entire Claus family on there loss. Dennis was a very nice guy it was a privilege to have met him.

  2. I had the privilege of working with Dennis at Norwest and playing golf with him from 1980 until his retirement. Everyone at Norwest enjoyed working with Dennis, he was a universally well liked person and will be missed. My condolences to Lyn and Dennis’s family.

  3. Dear Lyn and Family;

    We are surprised and saddened at the passing of your beloved Dennis. We want to extend our sincerest sympathies to you and the family in your loss. I regret that we cannot attend the remembrance at Boulger as we will be out of town. Please know that you all are in out thoughts and prayers. God bless!

  4. Linda and family. So sorry for your loss. Denny was a great man and I enjoyed working with him at the bank. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Norval and Kay Rokke
    So sorry to read about Dennis’s passing. We have not been contact for some time but enjoyed our visits with Dennis and Lynn at their home as well their place in Mesa AZ. Norval met Dennis when he was working at the bank in Valley City and for several years at the operation center for Norwest Bank, We will surely miss and his sense of humor and pleasant personality. Our sincere sympathy to Lynn and family..

  6. So sorry to hear about Dennis’ passing. Chuck worked with Dennis at then Norwest Bank. We also enjoyed the time that was spent playing in the card club. May God provide strength and healing in the days to come. Enjoy the memories.

  7. Lyn I am so sorry for your loss. With 62 years of marriage you two must have had an incredible bond, and his passing must be very painful right now. However, you are not alone, the bible says Jehovah is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Yes, God is with you and your family to sustain you through this difficult time.

  8. Lyn and family,
    I just learned of Dennis’ passing and am so sorry for your loss. After he hired me we worked together for several years in Valley City and crossed paths once in awhile when we both worked in Fargo. I enjoyed working with him and always enjoyed the bank social functions and seeing Lyn too. What a great pair. 62 years. WOW.
    I’m sorry I missed the gathering. Blessings to you all as you get thru the difficult days ahead.
    My sincere sympathy

  9. I was in the Air Force with Dean. He brought me to his home in 1982 where I was honored to meet his family.
    I did a search for Dean and found this. If I don’t find Dean, I’d like to say that the family I met was wonderful. I’m glad I met your father.

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