Donald L. Kluesner, 68, Jasper

Donald L. Kluesner, 68, of Jasper, died Friday, October 5, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. He was born in Huntingburg July 11, 1950, to Othmar and Rosella (Streicher) Kluesner. He married Sharon Messmer on November 5, 1971, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Donald served for 20 years as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 673 in Jasper where he served as post commander and was an active volunteer. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, sports, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting activities.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Kluesner; one daughter, Denise Kluesner, Jasper; two granddaughters, Isabella and Alivia Kluesner, both of Jasper; one sister, Shirley Hasse and husband Jerry, Celestine; and two brothers, Edward Kluesner and wife Nancy, Jasper, and Dennis Kluesner, Haysville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Kluesner.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial willl be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following at a later date in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

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