Herbert L. Clawson

February 23, 2016


Herbert L. Clawson, 86, of Colfax passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Indiana Veteran’s Home in Lafayette.  He was born on July 4, 1929 in Radnor, IN to Medford Lewis & Letha (Cole) Clawson.  He married Janet Kleier in 1953 in Yuma, AZ and she survives.  He graduated from Delphi High School and attended Indiana University.  He served in the United States Marine Corps as an A-5 Assault Commander, attaining the rank of Sergeant during the Korean Conflict.  He was co-owner and operated Sinclair Service Station on Teal Rd. in Lafayette.  He also worked for Biggs Pump & Supply in Lafayette for several years.  He was a member of the Colfax Christian Church.

Memorial donations may be made in Herb’s honor to Colfax Christian Church with envelopes available at the service.

Visitation and Services

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Colfax Christian Church. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Graveside service with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016 at Plainview Cemetery in Colfax.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife Janet Clawson of Colfax are his Daughters: Mala (Dennis) Moody of Terre Haute & Mindi (Grant) Whaley of Fowler; Son: Mark (Susie) Clawson of Frankfort; Sister-in-law: Barbara McGuinness of Tucson, AZ; 9 Grandchildren & 8 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a son: Matt Clawson & grandson: Jonathan Clawson.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Herbert L. Clawson”

  1. Dean & Bev Wealing February 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Dear Janet, Mala, Mindi, & Mark,
    Please know that you have been in our prayers. You will always have the awesome memories of your last Anniversary recently…. the pictures you shared were so good. May you feel the Lord’s comfort and peace right now and in the months to come.
    Love & God Bless, Dean & Beverly Wealing

  2. Ron and Linda Beaman February 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Dennis, Mala and family, May God’s love surround you during this very difficult time. Our condolences and love to you.

  3. Ron & Erilda Coleman February 25, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Dear family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Does not matter our parents age, it is difficult to let go. Know you will miss him. Our prayers for comfort and peace are with you all. God Bless. Ron & Erilda COLEMAN. Foley, AL. (I worked with Suzie at Peter Paul many years ago)

  4. Judy and Gary Pollock February 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Janet and children,
    We were so sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. It has been a long time since we’ve seen any of you…but we think of you often.
    Our memories are full of times when lived close by. Our lives have been enriched and blessed for having had you and Herb in our lives.
    You all are in our prayers. May our Lord comfort and give you peace each day, just at the times you need Him most.

    With Love, Judy and Gary

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