Donald Gilbert Clausen

October 16, 1941 - November 26, 2016

Donald Gilbert Clausen, 75, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2005, formerly of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Cape Coral. He was born October 16, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN to Gilbert and Mildred Clausen, now deceased.

Donald was of the Catholic faith. He had a successful career in industrial distribution, retiring from Bearing Distributors, Inc. in 2005 where he held the position of Vice President. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Cape Coral. He was active in the Southwest Florida Yacht Club and SeaRayders where he enjoyed spending time with friends and taking on various roles within the clubs. He was skilled at woodworking which he learned from his father, and loved spending time boating with family and friends. He never stopped learning new skills and pursuing his passions. He was a loving husband, father and a proud grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Clausen of Cape Coral; two sons, John Clausen (Laura) of Germantown, TN and Michael Clausen (Angela) of Cedar Falls, IA; one sister, Eileen Christian of Rochester, MN; one brother, Larry Clausen (Sue) of Bloomington, MN; four grandchildren, Hannah, Brandon, Hayden and Ryan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy East, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Chaplain Rankin McGougan.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donald Clausen are suggested to Shands Hospital, Lung Transplant,UF Health Office of Development, P.O. Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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