Albert Joseph Claussen

August 7, 1922April 1, 2021

Albert J. Claussen, 98, of Ankeny passed away April 1, 2021 at Independence Villages in Ankeny.

Al was born on August 7, 1922 in Manning, IA. He was the oldest son of Herman and Anna Claussen. After graduating from Manning High School in 1941, Al served 4+ years in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 376th Service Squadron supporting the S.E. Asian Conflict. In 1950 he relocated to California, working in the commercial moving business for Norwalk Transfer and National Van Lines. His greatest love was driving trucks. In 1960 he returned to Iowa to operate his farms at Huxley and Maxwell.

Al is survived by one brother, Edmund (Kathleen) Claussen; stepchildren John (Elizabeth) Hanvy, Barbara Hanvy (Alexander Bruch); niece and nephews, Steve (Rhonda) Claussen, Ann Claussen (Randy Watler), Paul (Trang) Claussen; and stepgrandaughter Sarah Hanvy.

Al was preceded in death by his wife, Nydia.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, VFW or the charity of their choice in loving memory of Al.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny, followed by military honors and interment at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.


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Pat Coffman

April 8, 2021

I really enjoyed anytime Al and his wife Nydia were around! They were two of the finest elderly people I knew!I will miss them both dearly!