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Sarah Ann (Strohman) Clauss

September 4, 1942 ~ March 26, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Sarah Clauss (nee Strohman), of Neepawa Manitoba, passed away on March 26th, 2023.  While 80 years of age, her death was sudden and unexpected.   

Sarah was a bold and industrious woman, bursting with curiosity and a thirst for adventure.  She was determined.  Once she set her mind to something, she seldom could be deterred, save with two exceptions:  her faith and devotion to Jehovah and her love for her husband, Norman Clauss (predeceased). Sarah was not one to sit still, and she truly took charge of defining her reality.   

Born on September 4th, 1942 to Raymond and Mary Strohman, Sarah was one of five children (siblings: Barrie, George, Jean and Rosemary).  She grew up on the family farm in Brookdale, Manitoba where she received most of her education, graduating from Neepawa Collegiate. Later, Sarah moved to Winnipeg and graduated from Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology with a secretarial degree.   After beginning her career, Sarah later moved to Saskatoon where she met and fell in love with Norman.  They were married on May 14, 1966, and later began their married life together serving in the ministry in Rosetown, SK.  Later they took up the missionary work in West Africa, where they served for over five years. Sarah truly loved this time in their lives, as it represented a perfect balance of what moved her heart.  She would, decades later, continue to share her experiences in Africa with anyone she met.     

After the missionary work, Sarah and Norman returned to Canada, residing in Neepawa, Brookdale and Carberry areas over the years. They continued to travel when they could, including frequent excursions to Mexico.  Sarah loved the arts. Wherever she lived, her home was always filled with beautiful art and music.  Whenever she had the chance to enjoy a live performance, she would seize the opportunity with great enthusiasm.   

If you had an opportunity to meet Sarah, you would likely remember her.  She was generous and giving, sharing with everyone she came across.  Sometimes she would share a quiet word of support, advice or admonishment and other times she would share a neatly wrapped and discretely given bit of jewelry, as her sisters, nieces and family well know.   

Sarah left this life as she lived it.  It brings her family some comfort in knowing that Sarah's final moments were likely preparing to attend one of the things that gave her the most pleasure, gathering with her brothers and sisters at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.  While her husband has already passed, and she did not have any children, her death leaves an empty space in the lives of her family and those who knew her well.   

Sarah was predeceased by her husband Norman Clauss, her brothers Barrie Strohman, and George Strohman and sister Jean McAllister.  She is survived by her sister Rosemary (Patrick) Hanratty of Surrey, BC, sister-in-law Gabriele (Gary) Lobinsoff of Victoria, BC, sister-in-law, Joyce Strohman of Neepawa, cousins Wilma (Erwin) Sawatsky, Peggy Jones, Robert (Jennifer) Fleming.  Sarah will also be missed by her nieces and nephews Natalie, Michelle, Corrine, Nigel, Laura, Jeffrey, Katherine, Jennipher, and Rebecca along with their 16 children.  

Saturday April 29, 2022—3:30pm CST


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Meeting ID: 307 759 997 

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260 Rodney Bay N.

Neepawa, MB


Funeral Service
April 29, 2023

3:30 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah`s Witnesses
260 Rodney Bay North
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0


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