Reverend Clarence B. Finsaas

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  • Name: Reverend Clarence B. Finsaas
  • Location of Birth: Watford City, North Dakota
  • Date of Birth: November 2, 1913
  • Date of Death: December 13, 1988 (75 years old)
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  • College: Lutheran Brethren Seminary - Fergus Falls, Minnesota
    Lutheran Bible Institute - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: CAPT (Captain)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Clarence served in the South Pacific and later was an Army chaplain.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Clarence served as the first pastor for Salem Lutheran Brethren Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1961.

    Following his retirement in 1980 he wrote the book, "They Marched to Heaven's Drum."

    Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; sons, David and Duane; daughters, Barbara Brody, Sharon Haggstrom, Renee Komlofske, and Roberta Laframboise; brothers, Orvin, Norman, Raymond and Ernest; a sister, Lila Joseph; and fourteen grandchildren.

    Clarence died of Lou Gehrig's Disease at his home in Portland, Oregon and is buried in Willamette National Cemetery at Portland, Oregon.

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