John F. Kluesner, 90 of Anderson, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Saint Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital in Anderson following an extended illness.
He was born on December 28, 1926, in Sullivan County, Indiana to Theodore Anthony and Beatrice Rose (Cassidy) Kluesner .
He started school at New Lebanon and moved to Carlisle and then as a sophomore, he moved to Lapel where he was graduated in 1946. He served in the U. S. Army in Germany during World War II.
John retired in 1979 from the former Delco Remy division of General Motors in Anderson.
He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elwood; the Lapel American Legion Post 212; and the Anderson Knights of Columbus; and Fourth Degree. He was an avid bowler and golfer and had shot 5 hole-in-ones. He was also an avid Lapel Bulldogs fan and had followed them for many years.
John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Velma (Mills) Kluesner; a nephew, Donald Wayne Harvey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and ten brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1306 A Street, Elwood with Father Daniel Duff officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel where military graveside rites will be performed by the Lapel American Legion.
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel where a Rosary service will be held at 7:30 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church.