Ralph J. Kluemper, 85, Jasper

Ralph J. Kluemper, 85, of Jasper, passed away Monday at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

He was born on March 30, 1928, in Jasper, to Bernard and Elizabeth (Miller) Kluemper. He married Mary Enzweiler on June 26, 1982, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper.

He worked for the City of Jasper Highway Department for most of his life and at Jasper Engines and Transmissions. He was also a part time farmer, a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, and he enjoyed farming.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Kluemper; three sons, Joe, Michael, and Chris  Kluemper, all of Jasper; one sister, Catherine Rasche, Jasper; one brother,
Linus Kluemper, Jasper. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Sander, and one brother, Tony Kluemper.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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