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Darrell Lee Clauson

Darrell Lee Clauson, 65, of Wamego, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday (March 22, 2023) at his home in Wamego.

Born June 5, 1957 in Raymondville, Texas, Darrell was the son of Donald and Kathrine L. (Roberts) Clauson.  At 18 years old he joined the U.S. Marine Corp where he proudly served his country. Soon after leaving the service, he moved to Lubbock, Texas and met his future wife, Charlyn White. They married on September 3, 1983. Their daughter Loryn (punkin head) was born in 1986. The family moved to Wamego in 1994.

An avid Dallas Cowboys fan, Darrell also enjoyed drinking a beer with his family and friends. With a curious mind he liked building his collections, shooting his guns, playing the guitar, feeding the birds, and appreciated political debate. He enjoyed good times with his co-workers and friends, never taking anything too seriously, and loved a good joke. He was most content at his home with his family close-by. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle to his and Charlyn’s family, which to him was simply family. He especially adored his wife and daughter. Darrell was a man of few words but with a big heart that loved unconditionally.

Darrell was employed as a Control Room Operator at Jeffrey Energy Center for 28 years. 

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Charlyn;  daughter, Loryn Clauson (Adam Hodge) of Toledo, OH;  granddaughter, Alex Hodge;  sister, Denise Coghlan (Brett) of Brenham, TX; brothers, Donnie Clauson (Sandy) of Martinez, GA and Bobby Clark (Fiance’, Nathifah) of Draper, UT; and several nieces and nephews.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Ed Clark; and sister, Louise Kretzmann.

The family will meet with friends at a memorial visitation on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 at Campanella & Stewart Funeral Home in Wamgeo.

Inurnment with Military Honors will be at a later date in the Roby Cemetery, Roby, Texas.

Memorial donations are requested to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation or Purple PAWS and may be left with Campanella & Stewart Funeral Home, P. O. Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547.

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