Clare Lynn Krause BuntenAugust 28, 2022
Clare Lynn Krause Bunten, age 75, passed away peacefully August 11, 2022, at her home with family by her side. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 6, 1947, to the late Otto and Lora Krause. Clare leaves behind her loving husband of 56 years, Ronald Bunten; her sons, Jeffrey and wife, Sherry Bunten, Darren and wife, Michelle Bunten, and Keith and wife, Janel Bunten; her grandchildren, Taylor, Tim, Allie and husband Luke, Bennett, Luke, Tyler, Ashley, and Grant; her two sisters, Judy and Kay; and many extended family members and friends. Ron and Clare are soul mates, they enjoyed many happy moments together. They laughed often, they held hands continuously, they took many journeys together and were always on the same page. They played a pivotal role in helping many young couples by offering marriage counseling for many years together. Open devotion to each other was the cornerstone of their relationship. Together they trusted God and lived one day at a time. Ron and Clare owned two successful businesses together: Tidy Car in Jefferson City, MO for 22 years and Sport Clips in Charlotte, N.C. for 17 years. They spent many hours working and playing together and it only brought them closer. In her 'extra' time she also was dedicated to many charities, volunteering her time to Meals on Wheels, Relay for Life and many others. Ron and Clare are very grateful to Coltrane LIFE Center for their love and support over this past year. Clare was a very devoted mother. She raised three energetic sons and she made it look easy; her favorite line: "go outside and play". Her greatest gift to her sons was confidence; she instilled a belief in them to have no fear and to go make it happen. Every grandchild enjoyed her gentle loving touch, she adored each of them and was always willing to spend time with them. Feeling her love was a fantastic gift to them. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Clare's memory to Coltrane LIFE Center located at 321 Corban Ave. SE, Concord, NC 28025 or the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org. A Celebration of Life for Clare will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Cabarrus Funeral Cremation & Cemetery, 3892 Hwy 73 E., Concord, North Carolina.Cabarrus Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery of Concord, North Carolina is serving the Bunten family.