Chresten Clausen, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Murrells Inlet, SC on Thursday November 1, 2018. He was born in Denmark on June 1, 1939 to the late Aksel & Ane Ilsoee Nielsen Clausen.
Along with his parents, Chresten is reunited with his beloved wife of 52 years, Inger Clausen.
An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Chresten enjoyed fishing, loved to go crabbing, surf, walk the beach and owned a boat on a lake for some time. Chresten was an engineer, his education lead him and his wife to travel around the world and work in several countries. Most recently, Chresten was able to travel back to Europe, twice. He was proud to have been active in the Danish Air Force. Chresten moved to the United States in 1965. He was very proud of his engineering accomplishments and restoration of many buildings in Atlanta, where he and Inger lived for more than 20 years. Chresten was proud to finally become a US citizen in 2017. Upon moving to the Season’s neighborhood of Murrells Inlet over four years ago, Chresten joined and participated in many activities including the Beer Club, and the 0-40 Club. He was also a Moose in the Murrells Inlet Lodge and loved to grow orchids. His kindness for all was truly to be admired. Chresten never met a stranger and was a very open minded person. Chresten will forever be remembered for his direct attitude and kind heart.
Left to cherish Chresten’s memory are his brother, Niels Clausen of Denmark; his sisters, Inge Christensen of Denmark, Agnete Thomsen (Hans-JØrgen) of Denmark, & Ellen Rye (Christian) of Denmark; his nephew, JØrgen Thomsen; nieces, Anne Wind, Elisabeth Brandt Tagesen, Ingeborg Brandt Clausen, & Merete Herholdt; his God-children, Susie Kesselring, & Valerie Senatore; as well as his special friends, Marlene Meyers, and Jan & Lindy Vidmar.
A Celebration of Chresten’s life will be held on Saturday November 3, 2018 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 from 10:30AM until 12:00PM.
At the request of the family, memorial contributions in Chresten’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105
To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit, www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family during this difficult time.
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My sincere condolences to the entire family. I am sorry for your loss. There are hardly any words to find or say that may bring you comfort at your time of loss. Few things cause more heartache and stress than the death of a loved one. Below a link to an article based on the Holy Scriptures. In this article of the Awake, comfort and help for those who are grieving. (Hosea 13:14 From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them. Where are your stings, O Death? Where is your destructiveness, O Grave...)?
Submitted by Marlene on Nov 9 2018 11:16:32 AM
I met Chris and Inger in Puerto Rico back in 1970. We lived next door to one another in an apartment complex. We developed a very close relationship which led to meeting family members who visited Puerto Rico, visiting their families in Denmark and to maintaining contact for some 48 years.
Visits with them in Florida, North Carolina, St Croix, U.S.V.I., and Georgia have given me wonderful memories that will last for the rest of my life.
I will deeply miss Chris's friendship, sense of humor and love of adventure.
Submitted by Peter Mudge on Nov 4 2018 10:17:14 AM
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