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Clara Anne Rothlisberger – November 18, 1931 – August 14, 2016

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
Clara Anne Rothlisberger – November 18, 1931 – August 14, 2016
Clara Anne Rothlisberger – November 18, 1931 – August 14, 2016

In her 85th year with family at her side Clara went home to her savior on August 14, 2016.

Clara is survived by her children: Barbara Harvey (Tom) of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Donna Sandelli (Gary) of Dryden and Glen Rothlisberger of Balmertown, by 4 grandchildren: Jeffrey (Leanne) and Andrew Sandelli, Cheri Rothlisberger (Yvo) and Kim Rothlisberger and 2 great grandchildren: Rowan and Farah Sandelli, her sister Mary Loewen, brothers Ernie and Arnold Bruetsch as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She is predeceased by her husband, Ernest Rothlisberger and her parents Martha and Samuel Bruetsch and a brother Norman Bruetsch and sister Helen Rhyner.

With her gentle, kind manner, Clara helped anyone who looked in need of a helping hand. She never turned away anyone and was loved by all who met her. Clara’s grandchildren and great grandchildren will tell you she was top notch in the Grandma Department, never saying no to any of them. They were her pride and joy. Her sewing, knitting and gardening abilities were amazing. If you had the privilege of receiving a pair of her knitted socks, you knew her knitting was perfection. She had wonderful gardens at her home and helped take care of the 10 Victoria Gardens which she called home for many years.

A Memorial Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Clara Rothlisberger will be held Wednesday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. in Our Saviour Lutheran Church with Pastor James Wood officiating. Interment of ashes will follow in the Dryden Cemetery.

If friends desire donations may be made to Sleeping Children Around the World, The Lutheran World Relief Fund or a charity of your choice through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at

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