Jerald William Clauson, age 81 of Spring Grove, passed away Thursday October 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born September 27, 1932 in Spring Grove to Peter and Odella (Stiegen) Clauson, and was a 1951 Spring Grove High School Graduate.

Jerald served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

On September 5, 1955 Jerald married Beverly Trehus at Wilmington Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church and Spring Grove's American Legion Post # 249.

Jerald had a lifelong love of road construction work; helping build many of the area roads, he especially enjoyed being a bulldozer operator. He was also an avid outdoorsman, spending many happy hours with his fishing and hunting buddies.

Survivors include; his wife Beverly of Spring Grove, his sons Jeff (Lisa) and their children Duncan and Dylan of Appleton, WI, Peter (Julie) and their children Jordan (Matthew), Joshua (Andrea) and Jakob of Elk Mound, WI, Daughter Lori (Jim) Stoen and their children Cody (Rennae), Jymae and Tanner of Spring Grove, and great-grandchildren Ivy Rose, Wesley, Wyatt and Ayden, His brother Dale Clauson of Spring Grove, His sisters Avis Gallowich of Ill, and Helen Goodno of Minneapolis and he was preceded in death by his parents.