Harry L. Clausen

May 14, 1925December 28, 2012

Harry Louis Clausen, passed away on December 28, 2012. He was born in Menasha, WI on May 14, 1925. Harry moved to Orlando in 1946 and later moved and resided in Sanford since 2005. He was a combat wounded veteran of WWII. He retired from John Deere after 46 years of service. Harry was a member of the VFW Post 2093, DAV Chpt. 16, American Legion Post 19, Moose Lodge 766 and the Florida Flywheelers and was well known in Sanford as the “Lizard Man.” Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Yvonne; sons, Dan (Susie) and Bob (Rose); 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Mon., Dec. 31, from 12-12:30 pm at Pinecrest Baptist Church, 601 E. Airport Blvd., Sanford followed by a 12:30 pm Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church-Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha, FL. 407-293-1361. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Committal Service Monday, December 31, 2012

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Jan & gene Seigler

January 5, 2013

We were neighbors of Harry.s in the little town of Lockhart, we lived there 35 years and knew the Clausen's well. Harry was not only kind but one of the funniest men of all, if you needed help with anything Harry was your man. We will miss him so much thank you for being part of our lives.

Michael Clausen Andersen

January 3, 2013

Rest in peace, Uncle Harry. Give my love to Art, Edith, Connie and Lolly. We'll all meet again soon.

Alex Shirah

January 1, 2013

My deepest condolences. I remember as his back yard neighbor when he lived in Edge Water. I remember him doing many craft with me and even letting me help pain his donkey one summer. I have done many of the crafts that Mr Clausen tough me with my own children and know that he will truly be missed.

Rodney, Pam, Alex & Aaron Seigler

December 31, 2012

We are so sadden by hearing of the passing of Harry. Harry meant so much to me and made a positive roll model in my life. Growing up I had no grandfather. Harry filled that void in my life. I was raised in Lockhart and bought the house behind his place. Jumping the fence to visit with one another became a chore. So we put in a gate which made things so much easier. If I saw Harry outside it would not be long before I would end up at his workshop. He was always working on something. I would set and talk for hours at a time. To this day I cherish those talks and share with own son Harry's words of wisdom.When I had an opportunity to move and build a home in Eustis,Fl, it was not an easy disision to make. I did not want to leave Harry and Yvonne. After a long talk with Harry in the work shop, he helped me to make that decision. I moved and so did time. I lost track of Harry and Yvonne after I went to visit with them. That's when I found out they had moved away form Lockhart. I often wondered how Harry and Yvonne was doing. But I had no way to find out where they had moved to. We think of Harry all the time. My wife has a plack that Harry made that says Don't give up, where she home schools our son Aaron. I have so many other places throughout my home and barn that have many reminders of Harry. My wife never hesitates to remind me of her round to its
In closing Harry may not be here now, but a part of him lives within me.
We regret not being able to attend the funeral . We are currently out of town, but our prayers are with all of you.

Deborah Edwards

December 30, 2012

Robert and Rose,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

Ron Hernquist

December 30, 2012

Yvonne, Robert and Rose, I am sorry for your loss. Harry was always Happy and liked sharing with everyone around him. His smile will be missed, but always remembered.

December 29, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3

December 29, 2012

Gadget- Sorry to hear of the passing of the last of the 3 siblings. They were amazing. Patricia Geary

Randy Hernandez

December 29, 2012

Robert & Rose my deep condolences and my prayers

Randy Hernandez

December 29, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.