Clara M. Paulus, age 99 of Glenwood City, WI died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Glenhaven Inc.  in Glenwood City with hospice.

Clara was born October 23, 1917 in Glenwood City, WI to Edward and Romanie (VanDamme) Maes. Clara married Edward Paulus January 3, 1939 at St. John’s Catholic Church. She worked side by side with him on the farm and enjoyed gardening and canning. She was a wonderful bread maker.

Clara is preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward in 2001; son-in-law Allen F. Hentsch; daughter-in-law Jean Paulus; brothers Charles, Frank, Ted, Bill, August, Andrew, Albert and Julius; and sisters Leona VanRanst and Patricia Davidson.

Clara is survived by three children: James (Lotus) Paulus of Ham Lake, MN, Judy Hansen of Cambridge, MN and Janice Hentsch of Hixton, WI; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Rosella Maes. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Fr. John Long as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Anderson Funeral Home of Glenwood City, WI is assisting the family.