Newton Now Obituaries: Dora Louise Claassen

Dora Louise Claassen, 97, died on Wednesday, July 19, in Whitewater.

She was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Medford, Okla., to Henry and Helen Unruh Janzen. On May 6, 1945, she married Daniel Claassen in Medford, and they made their home in the Whitewater community.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Selma Eck; and infant brother, Henry.

Survivors include a son, Richard and wife Yvonne of Whitewater; daughters, Cheryl and Mark Robinson of Raleigh, N.C., and Joan and Randy Guhr of Ponca City, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was on July 21, at the Swiss Cemetery in Whitewater, with the memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Swiss Church in Whitewater. A meal will be served for family and friends at 5:30 p.m. at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Jewish Awareness Ministries or the Whitewater Community Church Building Fund. Lamb Funeral Home of Whitewater is in charge of arrangements.

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