Gordon J. Kluever, 82
Sept. 3, 1932 -- March 8, 2015
Gordon J. Kluever, 82, of Fredonia died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk. He was born Sept. 3, 1932, in West Bend to Henry and Evelyn (nee Lord) Kluever and married Lou Ann L. Puestow on June 12, 1954, at Holy Angels Church.
Gordon began his career at the White House Milk Co. in West Bend, before starting his own milk routes, which he continued to do for 32 years. He loved going to auctions and became an avid collector of a variety of items. He enjoyed collecting anything related to Santa Claus, West Bend Lithia and Schlitz Brewing memorabilia, milk bottles from Washington County and even his auction numbers.
After his retirement Gordon enjoyed spending time in his garden, setting puzzles, volunteering at Holy Angels Church, but most of all spending time with his family.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lou Ann; eight children: Sharon Diels of West Bend, Gordon Jr. (Terese) of West Bend, Pamela Mankoff of Herndon, Virginia, Henry (Barbara) of West Bend, Christine (David) Knoll of New Berlin, Darryl of Fredonia, Charles (Janene) of Colgate, and Timothy (Maureen) of Neosho; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. He is further survived by his sister-in-law Lee Ann (Richard) Roschi of Pewaukee, two nieces and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Evelyn Kluever and his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Cyrilla Puestow.
Please meet at Holy Angels Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at noon on Friday, March 13, with burial following in Holy Angels Cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Brittain will preside. The visitation will be Thursday at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend from 4 p.m. until a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to Holy Angels Church are appreciated.
In the words of Gordon, “Another Beautiful Day!”
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.
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