Robert Kluender

Friday, August 12, 2011

Funeral services for Robert Kluender, 71, of Hartley, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Everly. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Everly.

Burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

Military services will be conducted by the Arthur W. Kirchoff Post No. 288 of Hartley.

Mr. Kluender passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Robert Alvin Kluender, the son of Alvin and Anna Witt Kluender, was born July 31, 1940, in Hartley, Ia. His childhood years were spent in Hartley, where he received his education, graduating from Hartley High School. Following his schooling, he joined the National Guard, where he served from 1959 to 1966, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

Bob married Carole Ann Struve on June 23, 1963, in Hartley, Ia. Following their marriage, he worked as a rural mail carrier for 32 years, until his retirement. He later worked at Brown Medical in Hartley and then the Hartley and Everly Farm & Home. Bob was a member of the United Methodist Church of Everly. He was also an active member of the Lion's Club and the Moose Lodge. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed putting puzzles together, playing cards and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Shannon Kluender.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carole of Hartley; his children: Robert "Rob" Kluender and his wife, Marty of Spencer, Jodi Wimmer and her husband, Mike of Royal, Ia., Jason Kluender of Everly, Ia., and Valerie Johnson and her husband, Frayne of Spencer, Ia.; nine grandchildren; five sisters: Karlene Garn of Ames, Ia., Carole Golla of Minneapolis, Minn., Beverly Grausnick and her husband, Mark of Hastings, Minn., Donna Willemsen of Delevon, Wis., and Nancy Rosenboom and her husband, Roger of Sheldon, Ia.; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.