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Jean M. Kluesner

October 2, 1931 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 89)


Jean Marie Kluesner, 89, Washington, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Mercy Hospital Washington.


Jean, daughter of late Samuel Bresler and Marie, Nee Schoenle was born October 2, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Bresler family had moved from St. Louis to a home in Hermann, Missouri where Jean attended Hermann High School.  


April 11, 1953, Jean united in marriage to Leonard William Kluesner and to this union nine children were born, whom she leaves to survive.


Mrs. Kluesner moved to Warrenton for a few years.  In 1957, Jean and her family moved to Washington, Missouri.  As the family grew, Jean decided to provide daycare for other working parents.  She enjoyed children and providing a good place for children while their parents went to work. 


After several years providing daycare, Jean worked at Hazel Inc, a leather and vinyl goods manufacturing firm.  She spent many years working at Hazel and met many friends that have maintained their friendships throughout the years.  Jean was a dedicated hard worker and very detail driven. 


When Mrs. Kluesner retired from Hazel, she began to travel with friends and enjoyed the cultures and scenery of different places including England, Hawaii and Alaska. 


Family vacations were also important to Jean and husband, Leonard.  They planned a family trip every year.  Some of the most memorable vacations were Yellowstone National Park, Washington D.C., Disney World and Pikes Peek in the Rocky Mountains.  They were both very hard workers and recognized the importance of family vacations.  They provided many fun times and treasured memories for the family.


Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  They always made her smile.  Jean also enjoyed painting ceramics and sharing her talents and creativity with many people.  She looked forward to participating in the Borgia craft show for several years.  She hosted a “ceramic day” every Tuesday in her basement with some of her dear friends. It was a day of painting, laughing and discussing all of the world’s opportunities.  She loved to bird watch and was a dedicated fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.


Jean is a member of St. Francis Borgia Parish and a long-time member of St. Francis Borgia Ladies Sodality.


Mrs. Kluesner was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Kluesner and sister-in-law, Dolores Piontek.


Jean leaves to survive her nine children, Barry Kluesner and wife, Bonnie of Junction City, KS; Christine Morgan and husband, Randy, Lake St. Louis, MO; Kurt Kluesner, Washington, MO; Steve Kluesner and wife, Karen, Ballwin, MO; Charlotte Pecka and husband, Robert, Washington, MO; Tom Kluesner, Washington, MO; Carol Schneider, Lake St. Louis, MO; Cathy Weber, Washington, MO; Connie Lewis, Washington, MO; brother Roland Bresler and wife, Lucy of California; in-laws Joan Meyer and husband, Kenny of New Haven, MO; Ray Piontek of Florissant, MO; 31 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren along with many friends and relatives. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Noon at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery next to her husband, Leonard. A private family visitation will be at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Francis Borgia Church, American Cancer Society or the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park.





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Mass of Christian Burial
January 7, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church
310 West Main Street
Washington, Missouri 63090

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