Funeral Mass for Clarence LeRoy Dahmen, 87, of Aurora, will be 10am Monday, November 27, 2017 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Aurora with Fr. Peter Lambert as celebrant. Visitation will be from 5-7:30pm Sunday at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora and will continue for one hour prior to the mass at church on Monday. Military honors will be accorded by the Aurora/Hoyt Lakes Color Guard. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora. Clarence passed away Monday November 20, 2017 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. Clarence was born March 7, 1930 in Genola, Minnesota to Bernard and Frances (Bednar) Dahmen. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Pierz and was later united into marriage to Colleen Gammon on November 19, 1957 in Little Falls, Minnesota. Clarence worked on the Great Lakes from 1949-1952on the ore boats. In 1952 he was drafted into the US military, serving with the Marines. He was stationed in Japan and returned home in 1954. Following his military service, he worked various jobs until 1956. At that time he began working for Erie Mining Company and retired from LTV Steel in 1991 as a locomotive engineer. He truly enjoyed his friends and neighbors in Aurora. Following his retirement, he could be seen riding his bike or walking the dog and visiting along the way. He will always be remembered for his greeting “Helloodare”. Clarence was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, the Hoyt Lakes VFW Post and the Aurora American Legion Post, SOAR and the Steelworkers Union #4108. He was also a member of the Aurora Senior Citizens and the Dance Club. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Colleen; daughter, Joan (Herb) Clapsaddle Sr. of Gilbert; son, Joe (Shelly) Dahmen of rural Aurora; grandchildren: Jason (Kristine) Norberg, Jill (Mike) Knaack, Herbert (Jill) Clapsaddle Jr., Carrie (Frank) Nemec, Rochelle Dahmen, Jereme Dahmen and John (Mariah) Dahmen; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; in-laws, Bev Sahr and Gloria Gammon and Jerry Pietrowski; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, John Dahmen; infant sister, Deloris; in-laws: Donna (Erv), Karen, Pat, Lois (George), Richard and Larry (Theresa).