Jean A. Kluesner, 69, of Dyersville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, as a result of an auto accident.
Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued from 9-10 a.m. Friday prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 am Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Rev. Tyler Raymond officiated with the Rev. John O’Connor concelebrating. Lectors were Jenny Coohey and Douglas Kluesner and gift bearers were Koreen Klostermann and Sarah Mensen. Eucharistic ministers were Brenda Ludwig, Karen Kluesner and Bonnie Heisler. Music was provided by The Lemon Sisters. A Nursing Honor Guard was provided by her nursing colleagues and pallbearers were Tammi Hollenback, Steven, Brad and Chris Kluesner, Kelly Birkel and Eric Hogan.
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, Minn.; 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.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.