Richard Kluesner, 71, of Loogootee, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Linda E. White Hospice House.
He was born August 13, 1946 in Jasper, Indiana to the late Anthony and Bernadine (Schroering) Kluesner.
Richard retired from NSWC Crane after 31 years of employment. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and various organizations.
He received the Simon Brute Award from the Diocese of Evansville and was the Martin County Community Foundation 2015 Philanthropist of the Year.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Bernadine Kluesner and his siblings, Margaret Ann (Tom) Lents and Victor B. “Sonny” Kluesner.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Kluesner of Loogootee; children, Jennifer Kluesner of Clarksville, Indiana and Andrew (Emily) Kluesner of Loogootee; grandchildren, Grayson, Liam and Hattie Kluesner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Martin County Community Foundation – Rich and Judy Kluesner Fund.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.