Mrs. Bente Clausen, 83, of Lake Wales, Fla. died on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Lake Wales Medical Center, of pneumonia. She was born on June 9, 1930, in Denmark to Ernst and Else Rigelsen. She moved to Lake Wales 22 years ago from Seffner. She was a retired server and bartender at Al’s Place and the V.F.W. in Lake Wales, and active in the Lake Wales Mardis Gras Krewe of Les Jolies Dames. She was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include her daughter Jette Seal and her husband Thom of Spring Creek, Nev.; sons Jim Clausen of Seffner and Jorn Clausen of Homosassa Springs, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lis.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Keith Thompson officiating.
Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is in charge of arrangements.