Iris A. Gutgsell, 76, Jasper

Iris A. Gutgsell, 76, of Jasper, died Thursday (May 31) at her home. She was born in Jasper September 1, 1941, to Linus and Aurelia (Seng) Klee.

Iris was a 1959 graduate of Jasper High School and a graduate of Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville. Indiana. She worked as a bookkeeper at WITZ Radio, as a Jasper mayoral secretary, and served 16 years as Jasper Clerk-Treasurer until her retirement on December 31, 1995. She then worked 13 years at the Jasper Municipal Golf Course pro-shop. She was an active member of the Indiana League of Clerk-Treasurers, serving as a district director for many years, and was the recipient of the Key to the City of Jasper for her years of public service. She was a member of the Retired Indiana Public Employers Association and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She enjoyed golfing, ladies league bowling, flower gardening, reading, and Indiana University basketball.

She is survived by one son, Kurt Gutgsell, Jasper; one daughter, Elaine Bromm and husband Dean, Huntingburg; one sister, Melva Byrd and husband Bob, Lebanon; three grandchildren, Nathan, Ali, and Carson Bromm; and sister-in-law Mary Klee, Holland.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Roger “Tubber” Klee.

Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Indianapolis, Mitchell Lange Special Needs Endowment in care of the Dubois County Community Foundation, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church with entombment following in Fairview Cemetery.

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