Kerry Wade Clausen, 37, peacefully went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at his home in Castanea after a courageous battle against Mantle Cell Lymphoma.
Kerry was born at the Jersey Shore Hospital on May 2, 1984, the son of Kenneth and Sharon (Knarr) Clausen. Kerry has never been the timeliest person, and from the day he was born, Kerry always kept his family (and friends) on their toes. He graduated from Central Mountain High School in 2002 and Pennsylvania College of Technology with a B.S. 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 began at a very young age. Early on, he would tinker with electronic toys. As his extensive knowledge of computers grew, he began working around the community solving many IT issues. Kerry was employed at KCnet, Faber Burner Company, where he worked as both an IT member and a sales rep. for 14 years, and most recently the United States Penitentiary in Allenwood. He often expressed how blessed he was with amazing coworkers and those he came to meet through his careers.
Kerry was always looking to have fun, spend time with friends and family, and honor God. He often took fun to the extreme. In his free time, he enjoyed going four-wheeling, catching newly released movies, and buying the most recent 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. Those close to Kerry also knew how much he loved collecting cars and guns. Taking friends and family members to the range was a fun pastime. He went as far as investing in nerf guns galore to train and play with his nephews.
Although Kerry did not have "typical" children, he had several fur-babies, Zowie, Milo, Daisy, and Lucy, all whom he loved deeply.
Kerry grew up going to church at Flemington First Church of Christ. In 2011, Kerry became a member of Grace Fellowship Church. He loved both of his church families. He served as a deacon from 2014 until the time of his death. He took great pride in working with the youth 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 his friends that were more like family. Kerry was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Harold (Bud) and Vera-Mae Clausen; maternal grandparents John and Claire Knarr; and his uncle Charles "Chuck" Clausen.
A funeral service will be held on 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 & Pastor Mark Riley officiating.
Friends and family will be received at the church or Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kerry's name may be made to the Clinton County SPCA or Grace Fellowship Church to support their youth program, c/o Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, PA 17745
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com