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Joseph Alan Claus

October 21, 1959 - August 23, 2010
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Joseph Alan Claus, age 50, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010 at St. Anthony Hospice in Crown Point, IN. Joseph is survived by his parents: Eugene and Loretta Claus of Crown Point; 2 sisters: Linda Muir of Crown Point and Paula Craig Orten of Brazil, IN; 1 brother: Eugene ClausContinue Reading

torry graden craig left a message on June 30, 2011:
joey fat boy, we all have memories of the times with you that will last a lifetime! we miss you and think of you often! My dad still talks about you like your only a phone call away! lots of love..Torry
Rosemary Wilbanks Eaise left a message on September 5, 2010:
To the Claus Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Joe and I went to school together at CPHS and in the same graduating class. Joe was a happy guy and his smile lit up the room! He will be missed. Rosemary
Patricia Yugo Baron left a message on August 30, 2010:
Just heard the sad news today from Sue Gergely. Though I haven't been back to Indiana in over 20 years I still remember Joey. He was always smiling and loved to laugh. I remember once after a high school party at my house a guy threw me into our pool fully dressed. Joe chased him up to my wooden fence and grabbed him as the guy was desperately holding onto a couple of boards and trying to climb over it. Not only did Joe drag him down, he took down an entire section of the fence at the same time! Boy was my father ticked!: He was truly a sweet giant. My deepest sympathy to his family and many friends. Our loss, Heavens gain. Sincerely, PattyYugoBaron
Gary Stratten left a message on August 30, 2010:
I was so sad to read this evening of Joe's passing. What a great high school classmate. So much fun to be around --- truly a larger than life person. It was certainly my loss that I didn't stay in touch after graduation. My condolences. May God bless you, Joe.
Laura Barr Wallisa left a message on August 30, 2010:
Was so sorry to hear about Joe. He was so funny and was such a great classmate even though I have not seen him in years, he has made and inpression on my life. With Deepest Sympathy to your Family and Friends, Laura Barr Wallisa
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Larry Will left a message on August 30, 2010:
I worked with Big Joe for a number of years. He was such a nice guy. He always made me laugh. He also taught me alot about machining. Joe was very good at what he did. I will truly miss him
Terry J Robinson left a message on August 28, 2010:
Truly a sad day. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and family. In high school at Crown Point, I was the 98 lb. wrestler and Joe was the 185 lb. guy. He just laughed when I would attack him at practices..then squash me like a bug...and would be still laughing the whole time. Great memory for me of Joe. God Bless.
Bill Walters left a message on August 27, 2010:
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joe, a really terrific guy. Our world is a little less nice without you here!
Scott Mullins left a message on August 27, 2010:
Joseph you will be truely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. It seems like just yesterday we were hanging together at school. You were always a guy with that big smile on your face. RIP my friend till we meet again on the other side.
Tina Robinson left a message on August 27, 2010:
I was a classmate of Joe's and, sadly, I don't think I ever saw him after graduation. However, I do remember that Joe always had a smile on his face. And his smile was contagious. May you rest in peace, Joe. You're in God's hands now.
Jamie Heckler left a message on August 27, 2010:
Dear Mr. & Mrs. C, Paula, Linda, Gene and Families, My deepest sympathies to you all in the loss of Joe. I remember when Kerri, Paula and I were in high school, Joe was a stitch a minute THEN, and from what I have read in his guestbook, he was STILL funny and a pleasure to be around. Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and my prayers. With Love and Sympathy, Jamie Heckler
Peggy Knotts left a message on August 27, 2010:
On the lighter side, is anyone else afraid of what havoc Heaven is in right now, with both Joey and Michael roaming around up there? The angels better hide any cigarettes that just might be laying around and the keys to the heavenly HOGS!! Bless Joe's big heart, now he can talk for eternity!
Doogie & Debbie Houser left a message on August 26, 2010:
Our deepest sympathy goes out to The Claus Family I have always known Joey as Fatboy when I first met Joey I asked why he was nicknamed Fatboy they said because he rode a Fatboy Harley Davidson my most memory of him is when he would put cigarette loads in people cigarettes Whenever Joey was around we learned to hide our cigarettes but some how he would still find them and you would here them explode every time somebody light up. He was very good at it too !!! Another time we all went to Milwaukee for the Harley Davidson Anniversary and he rolled brother Bill up in the Hotel mattress like a Sandwich Boy did he loved to play jokes on us.and he loved to talk and talk He was the most loving and kindest friend anyone could ask for He will forever be in our hearts
Annette Williamson left a message on August 25, 2010:
Joey said to me This isn't goodbye but think of it as a very long vacation until we meet again. Joey touched so many people with his kindness and love. He will always have a special place in my heart and our paths will cross again someday. I will really miss not hearing Queenie. With deepest sympathy to the Claus family. Love, Annette
Torry graden Craig left a message on August 25, 2010:
I have known Joey as far as I can remember. My dad ,Jim graden, and he were very close friends..brothers! He is my uncle by love. He helped my dad in raising me, just like all my other uncles. I will never forget all the great pranks we pulled together!!! He was the BEST at that!!!He touched everyones life that he met! I love you Joey and thanks for all the wonderful memories! Love Torry
Terry Gergely left a message on August 24, 2010:
My deepest sympathy goes to the entire Claus family. We have known Joe forever. He was a best friend to our son Tim. We had lots of conversations with him and from what I know he was always helping someone. Its so hard to take but he is in good hands enjoying Lou and Davids company. Love to you all.Terry Gergely
Martha Breuckman left a message on August 24, 2010:
We met through our best friends Sue and Tim. My memory of Joey was when a bunch of us went to Kings Island. He and I were ride partners and what a blast we had. We have a picture of the two of us with our mouths open wide going down a ride and him really laughing at me but being kind enough not to make fun of me. I saw him exactly a year ago yesterday and we laughed and talked for awhile. Joey will be missed. My prayers are with all of you.
Chris Arthur left a message on August 24, 2010:
Where do I begin with the memories except to say they are all good but need more than 1000 characters, so I will keep it simple. I do have to say he talked too much, I could sit the phone down come back in 15-30 minutes and he never knew I left and came back. I have to second that Joe was the most kind, caring, and generous person in the world. The man was giving all the way to the last day we spent together. Knowing Joe his giving will continue for a long time, I sure will miss you and I'm so happy that you are a part of my life. My prayers go out to my adoptive family.
Tim and Susan Gergely left a message on August 23, 2010:
Joey was the best man in our wedding and our daughter's godfather. He was the most kind, caring and generous person we have ever known even though he broke Tim's nose seven times. We love you Joe and will miss you. Rest in peace. Our prayers are with the entire Claus family.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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