Kerry Wade Clausen, 37, returned peacefully home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at his home in Castanea after a courageous battle with mantle cell lymphoma.
Kerry was born at Jersey Shore Hospital on May 2, 1984, the son of Kenneth and Sharon (Knarr) Clausen. Kerry has never been the most timely person, and since the day she was born, Kerry has always kept her family (and friends) on their toes. He graduated from Central Mountain High School in 2002 and Pennsylvania College of Technology with a BS in Information Technology in 2005. Kerry met the love of his life, Jessica (Sanford) Clausen. They became husband and wife on October 12, 2013 in Avis.
Kerry’s love of computers and all things electronic started at a very young age. At first, he would tinker with electronic toys. As his deep knowledge of computers grew, he began to work with the community to solve many computer problems. Kerry was employed at KCnet, Faber Burner Company, where he worked as both an IT member and a sales representative. for 14 years, most recently at Allenwood US Penitentiary. He has often expressed how blessed he is with amazing colleagues and those he has met during his career.
Kerry was always looking to have fun, spend time with friends and family, and honor God. He was often extremely amused. In his spare time, he enjoyed 4x4s, watching recently released movies, and shopping for the newest gadgets and gizmos. He always looked forward to his vacations and trips with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and even the occasional trip to Disney World. Kerry’s loved ones also knew how much he enjoyed collecting cars and guns. Taking friends and family to the range was a fun pastime. He’s gone so far as to invest in nerf guns galore to practice and play with his nephews.
Although Kerry did not have “typical” as children he had several fur babies, Zowie, Milo, Daisy and Lucy, all of whom he loved dearly.
Kerry grew up attending Flemington First Church of Christ. In 2011, Kerry became a member of Grace Fellowship Church. He loved his two church families. He was a deacon from 2014 until the time of his death. He took great pride in working with young people and helping the church grow.
In addition to his wife, Jessica, and his parents, Ken and Sharon, Kerry enjoyed spending time with his brother, Chad (Cassandra) Clausen, two nephews Camden and Cade; an aunt, Kay Knarr-Fisher (Ted); as well as several cousins, extended family, and friends who were more like family. Kerry was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Harold (Bud) and Vera-Mae Clausen; maternal grandparents John and Claire Knarr; and his uncle Charles “Mandrel” Clausen.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal Street, Mill Hall, PA 17751 with Pastor Drew Collins and Pastor Mark Riley officiating.
Friends and family will be received at church or on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kerry’s name may be made to the Clinton County SPCA or Grace Fellowship Church in support of their youth program, c/o Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, PA 17745
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.