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Donald H. Klaustermeier

Donald H. Klaustermeier, age 69 of Lester Prairie, died Friday, April 1, 2005 at his home.

He was born June 2, 1935 in Bergen Township, McLeod County, the son of Arnold and Gertrude Dose Klaustermeier. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Don served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Donald was united in marriage to Patricia J. Doring Sept. 20, 1958 at First Congregational Church of Hutchinson.

Don farmed in Bergen Township for most of his life, and in later years, he operated an apple orchard.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Donald is survived by his wife, Patricia; children Timothy (Wendy) Klaustermeier of Glencoe, Matthew (Sylvia) Klaustermeier of Lester Prairie, and JoEllen Klaustermeier Lloveras of Barcelona, Spain; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.

He is further survived by brothers Elton (Gloria) Klaustermeier of Mankato, Duane (Nelda) Klaustermeier of Glencoe, and Larry (Ann) Klaustermeier of San Rafael, Calif.; sister-in-law Florence Klaustermeier of Lester Prairie; step sister Joyce (Don) Gillund of Hendricks; mother-in-law Ellen Doring of Hutchinson; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Victor Klaustermeier.

A memorial service was Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. Marsha Christenson was the organist, and Ryan Klaustermeier was the pianist. Private interment at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Lester Prairie.

Visitation was one hour prior to the memorial service Sunday.

Memorials preferred to the Connect Care Hospice, 125 Main Street S., Hutchinson, MN 55350.

Arrangements were by the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

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