William J. Kluemper, 75, Jasper

William “Bill” J.  Kluemper, 75, of Jasper, passed away at 9:17 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at home.


Bill was born in Huntingburg on October 6, 1943, to Roman and Catherine (Giesler) Kluemper.  He married Cynthia “Wicky” Mould.

He was a 1962 graduate of Jasper High School.

He was a United States Air Force veteran.

He and his wife opened the first fast food restaurant, Duffy’s, in Jasper, which they owned for many years. He also worked for Kimball for many years and then had his own landscaping business.

Bill was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

He enjoyed playing cards at the Habig Center, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia “Wicky” Kluemper, Jasper; one daughter, Holly (Joseph) Brake, Jasper; two sons, Justin (Karen) Kluemper, Jasper, and Sean (Judith) Kluemper, Ferdinand; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Ken (Charlene) Kluemper, Solsberry, and Rich (Linda) Kluemper, Bowling Green, Kentucky; two stepbrothers, J.R. Lubbers, Ferdinand, and Mark Lubbers, Schnellville.

Preceding him in death are one sister, Peggy Oeding, and three brothers, Tom and Jerry Kluemper, and an infant, John Kluemper.

A Mass of Christian Burial for William “Bill” J. Kluemper will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. The American Legion Post 147 will conduct military rites in the back of church after the Mass.

A visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Sisters of St. Benedict, or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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