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Clara Samuelson

July 26, 1911 — December 17, 2012

Clara Viola Samuelson, age 101 of Cannon Falls, died on Monday evening, December 17, 2012 at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls, where she has been a resident since 2011. Clara was born on July 26, 1911 in Grand River, South Dakota, the daughter of Axel and Olga (Nordquist) Rapp. The family moved back to the Cannon Falls area when Clara was 2 weeks old. She was the third child in a family of 12; eight boys and four girls. On June 10, 1931, she was united in marriage to Raymond C. Samuelson at her parent's home in Cannon Falls Township. She was a longtime Cannon Falls Township resident, moving to Vasa Township in 1959. She continued living there until 2009, when she moved to Twin Rivers Senior Campus. Clara was an active member at Vasa Lutheran Church. She loved sewing and has made hundreds of quilts of all sizes. She also loved growing flowers, crocheting and knitting. She loved spending time over coffee and treats with family and friends. She will be greatly missed, and fondly remembered as a wonderful person! Clara is survived by her three children, Richard (Jerrie) Samuelson and Joan Hemmah, all of Cannon Falls, and Janice (Vern) Olmanson of St. Peter; 12 grandchildren, Bruce (Laura) and Bradly (Susan) Hemmah, Jeffrey (Susan), Stuart (Susan), David (Sharie), John (Sarah) and Michael (Randi) Samuelson, Douglas (Peg), Paul (Debra), Steve (Bonnie), Peter (Tammy) and David (Chris) Olmanson; 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Callstrom of Cannon Falls; brothers, George (Clarise) Rapp and Virgil (Doris) Rapp, all of Cannon Falls; sisters-in-law, Norma Rapp of Aitkin, Lenora Rapp and Marian Rapp, both of Cannon Falls; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond C. on September 3, 1994; sisters, Rosella Holm and Doris Banks; brothers, Henry, A. Conrad, Raymond, Arnold, Marvin and LeRoy Rapp; son-in-law, Merlan Hemmah; and great-grandson, Joey Hemmah. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Vasa Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kristi Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Bruce and Bradly Hemmah, Jeffrey, Stuart, David, John and Michael Samuelson, Douglas, Paul, Steve, Peter and David Olmanson. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Vasa Lutheran Church, Angels Care Center, or donor's choice.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Friday, December 21, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lundberg Funeral Home

5839 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Saturday, December 22, 2012
11:00 AM
Vasa Lutheran Church

15235 Norelius Rd
Welch, MN 55089

with visitation at church from 10-11 am

Graveside Service
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Vasa Lutheran Cemetery

15235 Norelius Rd
Welch, MN 55089

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