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Clarence Joseph Louwagie

Clarence Joseph Louwagie was born on December 18, 1946, in Marshall, to Rene and Bertha (Meulebroeck) Louwagie. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Marshall in 1964. Clarence enlisted and served in the National Guard. On May 24, 1969, he was united in marriage to Patricia Laleman at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. The couple farmed and raised their family in rural Cottonwood. Clarence enjoyed fishing, golfing, wood working, playing cards and gardening. He also enjoyed watching westerns, especially if they were in black and white. The couple belonged to a rolle bolle club and card clubs. He enjoyed spending time with his family and riding around in his golf cart with his grandchildren. After recovering from injuries sustained in a tractor/train accident 12 years ago, Clarence retired from full time farming. The couple enjoyed traveling, camping and wintering at “Bit O Heaven” in Donna, Texas. Clarence was a member of the American Legion Post 113 Honor Guard. After a lengthy battle with COPD, Clarence died peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, surrounded by his family at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Cottonwood; son Terry (and Jackie) Louwagie of Ham Lake, grandchildren Elisabeth, Erin and Elijah; daughter Karen (and Travis) Jackson of Woonsocket, SD, grandchildren Daniel, Joseph and Alicia; son Darin (and Heidi) Louwagie of Cottonwood, grandchildren Skylar, Sawyer and Soren; daughter Renae (and John) Robbins of Sioux Falls, SD, grandchildren Jadyn and Alexa; daughter Amber (and Brad) DeBriyn of Altoona, WI, grandchildren Audrey and Sophie; daughter Leiah Louwagie (fiancé Matt Engesser) of Sioux Falls, SD; sister Mary (and Dan) Yarusso of Hugo, niece and nephews Danielle (and Shawn) Prom, Michael and David and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Brian.

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Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time.

D. Harris Apr 24 2018 9:53 PM

I am thinking and praying for the Clarence and the family. My sympathy to the whole family.

Maria (Langer) Korir Apr 21 2018 10:11 AM

Terry, Jackie, Elisabeth, Erin and Elijah, So sorry to hear of your father's/grandfather's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying that the Lord gives you and your entire family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Milo and Amy Scott Apr 20 2018 11:12 AM

Sincere condolences to your family. Praying for God's comfort in this difficult time. Pete Lee

Peter Lee Apr 19 2018 2:12 PM

Our sincere condolences and sympathy to you Pat, and your family. Thoughts, prayers, cares and hugs!

Syl & Fran DeBaere Apr 19 2018 12:24 PM

Im so very very sorry for your loss. We will send prayers for your well-being. Im sure Clarence is in heaven. God bless you all

Brenda Louwagie k Apr 19 2018 10:08 AM

Thoughts and Prayers to Renae and John and the entire family that mourns the loss of Clarence. Please feel the love and support of God through family and friends during this difficult time.

Jeff and Deonne Portner Apr 19 2018 8:54 AM

Sincere condolences to the family.

Renaud LOUWAGIE Apr 19 2018 3:42 AM

Our sympathy to Pat and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God guide you through your grief journey in the loss of Clarence.

Shirley & Roger Apr 19 2018 2:28 AM

May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and your family and give you peace. Let your memories give you comfort.

Jim and Brenda Deines Apr 19 2018 1:07 AM

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