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Clair A. Steine


Clair A. Steine, 69, of Decorah, Iowa, passed away Sunday morning, June 30, 2019, at his home in Decorah.
A Celebration of Life reception will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 105 River St., in Decorah.
Clair is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia; his son, Blair (wife, Amy, and grandchildren, Hayley, Gunnar, Ava, Van and Gram); and daughter, Tricia (Brad Hilton and granddaughter, Zoe).
Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family.
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