Clarence Lee “Clare” Law of Woodbury, MN passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the age of 102. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen (Olson); sisters, Harriet (George) Karel and Winifred Law; and grandson, Eric Johnson. Clarence is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Robert) Viking, Karen Vaughan, and Karel (Bruce) Thorud; grandsons, Brendan (Olena) Vaughan and Kevin (Lindsay) Vaughan; and great-grandchildren, Declan, Cormac, James and Zoe.
Clarence was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Alonzo and Winifred Law. At the age of 6 he moved to Savanna, Illinois and later to Kenosha, Wisconsin and finally St. Paul, MN. He attended Dunwoody Institute to study auto mechanics, developing entrepreneurial skills that led him to start his own auto repair business, Law's Auto Clinic on Dale Street in St. Paul, which he operated for 50 years. After closing his auto repair business, he continued working until the age of 97 at Carefree Cottages in Maplewood. He was an active member of Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, Masonic Montgomery Lodge #258, and Osman Shriners, where he was a member of the Directors' staff for many years.
Visitation beginning at 10:00AM, with Funeral Service at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home, 1401 Arcade Street (Hwy 61), St. Paul. Refreshments to follow. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Maplewood. Memorials preferred to Masonic Children's Hospital or Shriners' Hospital for Children. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Woodbury Senior Living and St. Croix Hospice for their care.
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