Sally L. Clausen, 67, of Mendota and Paw Paw, Illinois, passed away March 31, 2019, at Miles Bluff Medical Center, Mauston.

Sally was born Nov. 16, 1951, in DeKalb, Illinois, to Merlin Wesley and Gladys Marie (Tucker) Clausen.

She was a 1969 graduate of Paw Paw High School. She previously worked at Caron Yarn in Rochelle and Tiki Truck Stop in Peru. She was a night auditor at Best Western in Florida when she lived there during the 80s.

She is survived by her brother, Kurt of Mendota, Illinois; sister, Linda Znaniecki of Buda, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Colleen Clausen of Franklin Grove, Illinois, and Judy Clausen of Herrin, Illinois; godson, Todd Pasley of San Diego, California; and nieces and nephews, Steve (Kelly) Znaniecki, Amy (Eric) Bishop, Kim (Eric) Deery, Jeff (Erin) Clausen, Greg Clausen, Angela (Mark) McGowan, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jim Clausen and Kent Clausen; nephew, Brian Clausen; niece, Charyl Stouffer; and great-nephew, Logan M. Znaniecki.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Paw Paw Community Building, 362 Chicago Road, Paw Paw, Illinois, with lunch being served at noon. Burial of cremains will be private at Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw following the luncheon. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota assisted the family.

Memorials may be directed to the family or donor’s choice.

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