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Clara Harmel, 90, Baraboo

August 7, 2018

Clara R. Harmel, 90, of Baraboo, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center.

Clara, daughter of Hans and Pearl (Hemenway) Mortensen, was born Jan. 3, 1928.

She attended elementary school at City View School and graduated from Baraboo High School.

On March 23, 1946, she was united in marriage to Clarence E. Harmel; he preceded her in death on June 27, 2016. She worked as a bookkeeper for various companies throughout Baraboo her entire working career. Clara was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, had participated in Division D and the Ladies Aid at church for many years. Clara was very artistic and enjoyed painting and quilting.

Survivors include her children, Connie (Rodger) Dale, Bob Harmel and Linda (Lee) Petersen; six grandchildren, Matt, Mike, Jennifer, Chris, Victoria and Kristie; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends, including devoted niece, Paula Hanskett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; and siblings.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Tim Kuske officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A time of fellowship will follow in the church basement. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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