Jess Anthony “Tony” Klem, 57, Jasper

Tony KlemJess Anthony “Tony” Klem, 57, of Jasper, died Thursday (April 28) at his home. He was born in Jasper December 29, 1958, to August and Mary Catherine (Craney) Klem.

Tony was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked for the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis for many years. He enjoyed playing golf and music and was a competitive ping-pong player.

He is survived by one brother, Frank Klem, Jasper; and three sisters, Sheila Ann Deusser, Huntingburg, Rita Hollis and husband, Jan, Otwell, and Janet Rees and husband, Jim, Yukon, Oklahoma.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Agnes Schoop, and one brother, Junior Klem.

Private funeral services were held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper. Burial will follow at a later date. Online Condolences may be made at

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