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Alfred Kluz, 91, of Weston, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Alfred was born on August 7, 1929, on the family farm in Kronenwetter, one of ten children born to the late Paul and Bertha (Bialek) Kluz. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Fort Bragg as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. On August 25, 1956, he married Margaret Kurszewski at St. Therese Church in Schofield. She preceded him in death on May 13, 2010.
In his working life, Alfred was a certified diesel mechanic and skilled welder. After retirement, he remained active, continuing to help on the family farm, and most recently, recycling materials by engineering them into anything from a mini-tractor to a gravity watering system to a bird feeder that can attract three woodpeckers at once, creating the most delicious homemade doughnuts, and specializing in making gladiolas bloom. Alfred could bring a smile to anyone.
Survivors include his six children, Carl Kluz of Schofield, Daniel (Nancy) Kluz of Colorado, Mary Kluz of Wausau, Paul Kluz of Madison, Charles (Oh) Kluz of California, and Jeanne Grant of St. Paul; one sister, Emily Bucks of Tomahawk; one brother, Philip (Dorothy) Kluz of Mosinee; and 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife Margaret, he was further preceded in death by 7 siblings and a step-granddaughter, Amanda Ludwa.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, at St. Mark Parish, 602 Military Rd., Rothschild. Rev. Allan Slowiak will officiate. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church. Both visitation and mass are open to the public. Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.
Donations in his name to St. Mark’s Catholic Church (or simply hanging a bird feeder) would be a welcome way to honor Alfred’s memory.
Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements. You may leave messages and condolences for Alfred's family by visiting brainardfuneral.com.
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