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Jean Phyllis Klaustermeier

Jean Phyllis Klaustermeier, age 73, of Hutchinson, and formerly of Lester Prairie, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

She was born Nov. 25, 1932 in Watertown, the daughter of G. William and Hannah (Jones) Nelson. Jean was baptized Dec. 20, 1932 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown by the Rev. Levander, and confirmed into the faith May 25, 1947 at the same church by the Rev. Anderson.

Jean attended Swede Lake Country School, and graduated from Watertown High School in 1950.

She was united in marriage to Walter Klaustermeier June 15, 1957 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown by the Rev. Gustavson. The couple made their home on a farm outside of Lester Prairie, and then moved into town in 1987.

Walter and Jean moved to the Pines Senior Living in Hutchinson in January 2006.

A member of the St. Pauls Lutheran LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League), Jean also served as a 4-H leader during her lifetime. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and baking, and won the grand champion ribbon at the 1997 McLeod County Fair for her canning.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, G. William and Hannah; her father-in-law and mother-in-law William and Bertha Klaustermeier; and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Gilbert Schwartz, and Ortwin and Lorna Schmidt.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Klaustermeier of Hutchinson; son Jim Klaustermeier of Lester Prairie; sister Ruth Schwartz of Waconia; and brother-in-law Carl Klaustermeier (wife Carol) of Lester Prairie.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. The organist was Marsha Christensen, and congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Beautiful Savior,” and “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less.” Interment was in St. Pauls Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Visitation took place Thursday evening, Sept. 28, at the church.

Casket bearers were Jerry Schwartz, Don Schwartz, Duane Schwartz, Tom Wischnack, Paul Krueger, and David Klaustermeier.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

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