Clara V. Therrien

May 15, 1923September 23, 2012
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(nee Klein) Age 89 Of St. Paul

Clara was born on May 15, 1923 in Collegeville, Minnesota, 8TH of 13 children, and passed away on September 23, 2012 in St. Paul, MN. Preceded in death by Infant Daughter; Parents, George & Theresia (Meyer) Klein; Husband, Melvin; Sisters, Magdalen Schmidt, Gisela Crow, Viola Rand & Sister Elizabeth, OSF (Irene); Brothers, Verner, Leander, Roman & Wilfred. Survived by Children, Therese (Van Maguire), Andree (David Cronk), Vincent (Deborah) & Joseph (Joy); Grandchildren, Aaron Cronk, (Cpl USMC), Emily (Shay) Koski, Jeanine & Renee; Sister, Tillie (Roger) Sauerer; Brothers, David (Elaine), Hubert & Gerard (Mollie); Brother-in-Law, Henry Rand, as well as Many Nieces, Nephews & Friends. Clara loved to feed the birds and squirrels and go for long drives in the country to spot deer. She loved her church, her charities, the casino, and spending time with her family. Visitation on Wed. 9/26, 5-8PM and Thurs. 9/27, 4-5PM at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 W. 7th St., St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial on Thurs. 9/27, 6PM at St. Louis Catholic Church, 506 Cedar St, St. Paul (PLEASE NOTE THAT CEDAR AVE. IS CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONALLY THERE ARE PARKING RAMPS AVAILABLE CLOSE BY; THE WORLD TRADE CENTER LOT,7TH & WABASHA, THE MPR LOT, 9TH OFF OF MINNESOTA ST., KCP KEEFE CO. LOT ON 9TH & MINNESOTA ST., AND STREET PARKING), followed by dinner. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Fri, 9/28 at 10:30AM. Memorials are preferred to Maryknoll Lay Missioners.


  • Evening Visitation Wednesday, September 26, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, September 27, 2012

Clara V. Therrien

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October 17, 2012

Therese, Andree and Vince, my sincere condolences on the death of your mother. She must have been a great lady to have raised such wonderful children as you.

Kathy Connelly
(Vis '76)

September 27, 2012

Vince, Debbie and family
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how hard this must be for you but I want you all to know you are in my prayers.
Victoria Frank

Sharon Lawrence Palmer

September 27, 2012

I am sorry for your loss,she was my favorite aunt, and it is sad to think she is gone. I do know that she will be in a place of peace and love, Sharon Lawrence Palmer

Linda (Engberg) Reller

September 27, 2012

Therese, Andree, Vince and Joey my sympathies are with you at this difficult time. Your parents were great neighbors and your mom was a very patient person and quite the talker. She called me after my mom died and we reminiced for a very long time. I babysat you guys and your mom always paid me a lot of money back then. Now she joins your dad and all the close neighbors up in heaven. Take care.

September 27, 2012

Dear Vince and Debbie,
I am very sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sue Marschall

Linda (Engberg) Reller

September 27, 2012

Therese, Andree, Vince and Joey,
Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Now the whole neighborhood is back together again. I babysat you guys for many years and your mom was the best and paid me lots of money back then. I remember her being a talker and after my mom died she called me and we talked for so long reminicing. Her love will continue thru each one of you. Take care.

Steve Gathje

September 27, 2012

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Beth Schwartz (Gorr)

September 26, 2012

Andree, Therese and Vince,

I have lots of fond memories of hanging out with you and your family during our high school years. My sympathy to your entire family.

John Mullaney

September 26, 2012

Mrs. Therrien (I could never refer to her as Clara no matter how old either of us got) was one-of-kind. She could always hold her own, even surrounded by sarcastic teenagers. It was obvious to even me, a sarcastic teenager at the time, that her kids were her biggest joy.

Paul Lyon

September 25, 2012

Vince and family, I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and best wishes. Paul Lyon