CLAIRE MARGUERITE (SUTTER) DAUERCLAIRE MARGUERITE (SUTTER) DAUER
63, formerly of Tuscola, Illinois, died March 17, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Claire was born in Aurora, Illinois to Alvin Charles Heussner and Elizabeth Marie Skernolis.
She is survived by brothers; Andrew David Heussner, James Richard Heussner, and sisters; Elizabeth Marie Fenner, Karen Jean Bloch, Sharon Joan Menard; Sister Ann Nita Stouder preceded her in death.
She was married to Frederick Dauer formerly of Woodstock, Illinois. They have made their home in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2001.
During her professional career, Claire's employer list includes, Kroehler Furniture, Lyon Metal, and Provena Covenant Medical Center. Prior to her retirement, she was the Proprietress of Sutter's Bed & Breakfast, "without television amenity" in Tuscola, Illinois. A major extension of the Bed & Breakfast was a high quality catering service. She was a member of the Boneyard Creek Cloggers of Champaign, Illinois. In Hawaii at the Disabled American Veterans Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial, she voluntarily restored and expanded the onsite greenhouse.
Throughout the varied pursuits was the single heartfelt avocation of long distance motorcycle touring. She often traveled with a women's touring motorcycle club. However, she was just as content being a lone rider a long way from home with her inner spiritual self as her companion. She would pass mile after mile toward one of her many destinations; with the trip, not the destination as the ultimate gratification.
She donated her body to University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, "Willed Body Program" for research. Her choice to participate in this program will enable Claire to assist the profession, she was frequently forced to rely on, and possibly reveal some of her body's tucked away inner secrets, as she accepted and coped with her medical challenges.
Memorial Services to be announced at a later date. Any memorial intent would please her most if placed with a charity of your choice.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased