Eileen A. Claussen Posted: 2020-05-22 08:15:11

Eileen A. Claussen


Eileen A. Claussen, 74, of Huntley, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Eileen was born on June 7, 1945 in Chicago, to parents Thomas and Miriam (nee Scanlan) Carey.
Eileen married her high school sweetheart, Joe, on September 3rd, 1966. Together, they raised four children and became the proud grandparents to nine grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and put her family first in everything she did. She was a quick-witted prankster, who always kept her family on their toes. She was thoughtful, kind, and considerate, and was beloved by all who knew her. A converted Cubs fan, Eileen adored sports, and cheered for all the Chicago teams. Eileen’s life was informed by her Catholic faith and was the compass by which she llived her life and led her family.
Eileen is survived by her beloved husband of over 54 years, Joe, her children, Lisa (Adam) Kommers, Tom (Anne) Claussen, and Michael (Beth) Claussen, her grandchildren, Caitlyn, Nicholas, Aidan, Violet, Caiden, Ryan, Megan, Teagan, and Ben, her siblings, Kathy (Tom) Moore, and Tom (Patti) Carey, and many nieces and nephews.
Eileen was preceded in death by her son, Joe Claussen, Jr, her parents Thomas and Miriam Carey, and her sister Sheila (Greg) Semmer.
A private funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, Eileen requested that people remember her by making a donation either to the scholarship in her son’s name at the University of Notre Dame (The Joseph Claussen Memorial Scholarship Fund - must be noted on the check or donation, Memorial Fund Office of Planned Giving; 1100 Grace Hall, South Bend, IN 46556), or to the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters (https://www.sinsinawa.org). She requested that donation to the Sinsinawa sisters include her maiden name (Eileen Carey Claussen).

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DAVID CLAUSSEN 2020-05-22 08:53:03

We will miss Eileen and her ever present laugh. Much love and support to the entire Joseph Claussen family.

Elisa Gricunas 2020-05-22 09:43:45

Our thoughts and prayers to the Claussen Family. May God’s peace be with you and comfort all of you during this time.

Tania Sotelo and family 2020-05-22 14:12:17

I'm so sorry to hear that my Aunt Eileen has passed. My deepest sympathies to my Uncle Joe and my cousins Lisa, Tom and Michael, and to their spouses and kids on her passing. I'm sure that my cousin Joe welcomed his mom home with a great big hug. Love, Tania, Ofer, and kids

Tina Landis and Family 2020-05-22 15:56:28

The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found. Deepest sympathies to Uncle Joe, Lisa, Tom, Michael and their families. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. Love, Tina, Charles, Nathaniel, Olivia and Madeleine

Lorraine McNulty 2020-05-22 16:08:45

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is heartbreaking. But I am sure her faith has guided her on her final path. All my love and condolences to Lisa and your entire family.

Maribeth O'Brien 2020-05-22 16:28:42

I'm saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Eileen. Condolences to the entire family. Take comfort in knowing she is at peace and with Joe, Jr. Hold on to the awesome memories you all have of her. Love and prayers. Maribeth (Spruck) and Michael O'Brien

Cathy Stewart 2020-05-22 16:37:03

Sorry for the loss .

MAggie Miller 2020-05-22 16:39:25

My deepest love to embrace your family and the loss of your brilliant Mom and wife. May her soul soar in each of you every single day.

Peggy McCarthy and Tom Cramer 2020-05-22 16:48:24

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Eileen. Tom and I are Brendan Moore’s in laws. Brendan has shared fond memories of his aunt Eileen. We are holding your family in our hearts.

Katie Claussen Bell 2020-05-22 17:11:20

I am so sad to hear that Aunt Eileen passed away. She was an amazing and strong woman. Sending love, prayers, and hugs to all of you during this time.

Katie Silverstein 2020-05-22 18:06:33

Thinking of all of you during this tough time.

Donna (Spruck) Reynolds 2020-05-22 20:56:58

Uncle Joe, Lisa, Tom, Mike and your families, I was so sad to hear that aunt Eileen had passed. I will always remember her smile because it was always lighting up her face. She had such a kind heart that she made you want to be a better person. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Know that when people think of her it will bring a smile to their face. Thinking of you all through this horrific time. Sending love and hugs. God speed Aunt Eileen you will be very missed. xoxo

Bob and Kathy Lenihan 2020-05-23 08:58:59

What an extraordinary woman. Beautiful inside and out. Joe, you and your family are in our prayers.

Max Tierney 2020-05-23 12:17:53

Thoughts and prayers to all that loved Eileen. May God envelope you all in your suffering. God bless.

Julianne Chilson 2020-05-23 15:04:37

Uncle Joe, Lisa, Tom and Michael, along with your husband, wives and children I was sorry to hear of Aunt Eileen's passing. She was always kind and encouraging to me. I usually saw Uncle Joe & Aunt Eileen together which was nice. I know you all will miss her. I am sending my love your way, Love Julianne

Annie Fuller 2020-05-23 21:13:07

I'm so sorry for your loss Uncle Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I will miss Aunt Eileen dearly.

Melissa Arnett Caudill & Tim, Katelyn 2020-05-24 13:33:52

Many blessings to come for you and your family during this difficult time. I am thinking of you and praying for you. Eileen was a wonderful person and she will live on in all of us in spirit.

Joanne and Tom Williams 2020-05-26 06:51:56

Joe and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Eileen. Our hearts an prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mary Ann Hartzell- Curran 2020-05-26 08:13:46

Our hearts are sad with the passing of Eileen. Her beautiful spirit, the happiness she passed on to others and her friendship will be forever remembered by my family. I believe she is again with her beloved Joe and is rejoicing because they are together again. Love and prayers.

Sarah Claussen 2020-05-26 17:52:55

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time

Sarah Claussen 2020-05-27 07:47:20

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time

Woody and Terry Claussen Chilson 2020-05-27 18:16:59

We so sorry that we can not be there to support in the tragic loss of Eileen . Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.

David Hungeling 2020-05-27 18:38:07

Prayers and thoughts for your family. I know Joe will be first one to welcome his mom to paradise.