Clementine Lauinger, 99, Mandan, passed away November 8, 2016 at Elm Crest Manor in New Salem, ND.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Msgr. Jeffrey L. Wald as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with a Catholic Daughter and Christian Mothers Rosary at 7:00 pm followed by a Parish Vigil at 7:15 pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Clementine was born on August 26, 1917 to Thomas and Genevieve (Bullinger) Gustin in Flasher, ND. She was raised and educated in the Flasher area.
(This is what Clementine wrote herself regarding the earlier years of her life) "Jack Lauinger and Clementine were married on October 21, 1936. We farmed the homestead for 15 years. We belonged to the St. Anthony Parish Church for those years, which we also helped build. We were active in the Parish, choir, Christian Mothers, etc. and Oh! those famous annual church dinners. Our 2 boys attended school at St. Anthony, Donald was a seventh grader and an altar boy, and Gerald was a second grader, seven years old. Donald died on February 9, 1950 after being sick only 2 days, he was 12 years old. After that big loss, we decided to make a change. We left the farm and moved to Tacoma, WA. After living there for a few years we moved back to Mandan. Jack died on December 28, 1962. I continued to live in Mandan after Jack's death, until the last 6 years when I resided at Elm Crest Manor in New Salem."
Clementine was a kind and gracious lady whose hospitality and kindness was felt by everyone visiting her home. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making delicious meals for family and friends. She cooked for St. Joseph Catholic School for many years. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and volunteered her time to clean the Rectory. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, listening to the music of Lawrence Welk and traveling. Some of the high points of her travels included Hawaii, Washington and Alaska. Clementine's faith was always present in how she lived her life and would include daily prayers and Mass.
Clementine will be deeply missed by her son, Gerald (Glenese), Mandan, ND; 4 grandchildren, Geoff (Dorothy) Lauinger, Greg (Darlene) Lauinger, Gary (Jenny) Lauinger and Grant (Mary) Lauinger, 11 great-grandchildren, Angela, Amanda, Jacob, Zach, Emily, Joseph, Ashley, Caleb, Alison, Irene and Gabriel; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Asher and Adele and sister, Mary Mazza, Tacoma, WA.
Clementine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; son, Donald; sisters, Gertrude (Joe) Pfau and Katherine (Ed) Curtis; brothers, Joe (Betty), Fred (Minnie), Adam (Pauline), Julius (Peggy) and Ed (Lucille) and brother-in-law, John Mazza.
Clementine's family would like to give a special thank you to the employees of Elm Crest Manor for all their compassionate care given to Clementine these past 6 years.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan.