Obituary of Jean Kluesner
Jean A. Kluesner, 69, of Dyersville passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, as a result of an auto accident.
Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 pm Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue from 9 – 10 am Friday prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Rev. Tyler Raymond will officiate.
Jean was born June 25, 1950, in Holy Cross, the daughter of Bernard F. and Dorothy (Engling) Kluesner. She graduated from Leo High School and went on to Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque. She earned her BSN from the U of Dubuque, and earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the U of Iowa. Jean established herself an expert in wound care, holding positions in Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Madison.
She had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, often bestowing them with Christmas presents, taking them fishing, baking or simply having them for sleep-overs.
Survivors include her siblings: Al (Jeanne) Kluesner of Dubuque, Peter (Karen) Kluesner of New Vienna, Duane (Mae) Kluesner of Holy Cross, Chuck (Donna) Kluesner of Peosta, and Sherrie (Ron) Hogan of Dyersville; step siblings: Judy (John) Vonderhaar of New Vienna, Tom (Ruth) Lucas of Dyersville, Connie (Leon) Jaeger of Dubuque, Mark (Jen Stansberry) Lucas of Coralville, John (Bev) Lucas of Sherrill, Carrie (Mike) Schmitt of Rickardsville, Joe (Michele) Lucas of Lake St. Louis, MO, and Dan Lucas of Minneapolis, MN; aunts & uncles. Elmer and Marilyn Engling and Babe Kluesner, all of Dubuque, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step father, Lawrence Lucas, sister-in-law, Cathy Kluesner, grandparents: Peter and Katherine Kluesner and Michael and Veronica Engling, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.