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Lyndel Wilmer Klausing


Lyndel Wilmer Klausing, 70, passed away at 10:36 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022 at his residence in Staunton.

Lyndel was born on Nov. 29, 1951 to Wilmer and Ramona (Prott) Klausing.

He attended school in Mt. Olive and graduated in 1969 and then attended SIUE.

Lyndel served in the United States Army in Vietnam from May 1971 to May 1973.

He was married to Kerri (Bertagnolli) Klausing from 1987-2007. Even though they were divorced she kept her vow and helped their daughter Holly care for him.

He retired from the United States Postal Service. Lyndel was also employed by Cisler and Associates as a realtor.

He was a Macoupin County Board member and a UMWA coal miner.

Lyndel was a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church, American Legion, AmVets, Knights of Columbus, Staunton FFA Alumni and Macoupin County Republican Central Committee.

Lyndel is survived by his daughter, Holly Marie Pratt Klausing and a sister, Dawnelle (Klausing) Hanson of Glen Carbon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will take place at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022. A second visitation will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at St. John Paul II from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with Father Thomas Hagstrom and Father Larry Anchutz officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Macoupin County Animal Shelter.

Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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