Wilmsen, age 83 of Valparaiso, passed away on January 19, 2018, at
Rittenhouse Village in Valparaiso.
She was born on
February 11, 1934, in Batesville, AR, to Charles and Edna Causby, both of
whom preceded her in death.
On August 16, 1958,
in Crown Point, IN, she married George Wilmsen, who preceded her in death on
March 13, 1989.
Clara is survived
by her children: Carl (Lori) Wilmsen of Chesterton, IN, Kurtis Wilmsen of
Austin, TX, Paul (Brenda) Wilmsen of Millington, IL, and Teresa (Nick)
Macron of Austin, TX; her grandchildren: Eric (Alejandra), Ann Grihalva
(Peter), Sara, Abigail, Emily, Scott, Gabrielle, Collette, Julia, and Alex;
and by her siblings: Pat Stohl, Alice Strickey, Ann Rasco, Winfred Causby,
and Gina Skinner.
She is also
preceded in death by her daughter, Vivian Anne Ballard, her daughter-in-law,
Nancy Wilmsen, and by her siblings: Ira Ruth Farris, Richard Causby, Charles
Causby, and Catherine Rasco.
Clara enjoyed being
with family and loved her grandchildren dearly. Clara was a devoted
community volunteer and was the recipient of several Presidents awards for
her excellence in volunteering. She also enjoyed gardening and reading.
will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 4 p.m., at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Allen Wright
The family will
receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
may be given to Rittenhouse Village, 1300 Vale Park Rd., Valparaiso, IN,
Memories may be