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Lisbeth A. Klaustermeier


Lisbeth A. (Dressen) Klaustermeier, 68, of Benld, passed away at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 at 1:45 a.m. with her husband by her side.

Liz was born Oct. 16, 1955, in Hillsboro, to Robert Dressen and Jean Laws Dressen.

She graduated Litchfield High School in 1973. She attended SIU Edwardsville.

Liz married Jim Klaustermeier on March 17, 1978 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  They lived in St. Petersburg, FL for 28 years before moving to Benld.

Liz loved working on the beach at The Miramar hotel while in Florida and then worked for various law firms after they moved to Benld to be near family and friends.

She volunteered at Benld Adopt A Pet.

Liz enjoyed painting, puzzles, gardening and her animals.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, James C. Klaustermeier; step sons, Brad (Carla) Klaustermeier, Eric (Karen) Parks; brothers, Dr. Fred (Joni) Dressen, Doug (Karyl) Dressen; sisters, Nancy (Don) Dressen – Krefft, Caroline (Gary) Thompson; grandchildren, Zachary, Kaylee, Keaton, Cole, Robert; great granddaughter, Tatum; many in laws; nieces and nephews.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents; step son, Jeff Klaustermeier; father in law and mother in law, Vernon and Dorothy Klaustermeier; brother in law, Vernon Klaustermeier Jr and nephew, James D. Dressen.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorials should be made to the family.

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Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.