Joseph R. Kluesner, 64, of New Vienna, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. Rev. Dennis Quint was the officiant. Services were live streamed via Kramer Funeral Home on Facebook.

Joe was born July 21, 1956, son of Francis and Mary Jane (Pins) Kluesner and was raised on the family farm east of New Vienna. He graduated from Beckman High School in 1974, and returned to farming with his brother, John, in Oneida. He married his lovely wife Susan Hermsen, June 25, 1988, in New Vienna and soon after moved to the Kluesner family farm. There they raised their four wonderful children, Kevin, Molly, Mary and Daniel.

Joe truly loved farming, not only his own farm, but he often helped friends and family with their farm work and projects. Joe took pride serving his community and participating in the local morning coffee club.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; four children: Kevin of Garnavillo, Molly of Columbus, Ohio, Mary (Kirby Kendrick) of Edgewood and Daniel Kluesner (Holly Offerman) at home; his mother, Mary Jane Kluesner of Dyersville; father-in-law, Virgil Hermsen of New Vienna; siblings: Richard (Ann) Kluesner of Edgewood, John (Cindy) Kluesner of Delhi, Julie (Tom) Vonderhaar of Luxemburg, Barbara (Tom) Campbell of Cedar Rapids and Steve Kluesner of Dyersville; in-laws: Teresa Hermsen of Belle Plaine, Debra (Gary) Osterhaus of Petersburg, Patrick (Kim) Hermsen of New Vienna, Mike (Tiffany) Hermsen of Oakland Park, Mo. and Sara (Gary) Goedken of Worthington; a special cousin, Patty Reardon; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Hermsen; a brother-in-law, Robert Hermsen; and nephew and niece: Greg and Abby Osterhaus.

Memorials are preferred and cards may be mailed to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.

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