Verna J. Klosterman, 96, of Dubuque, died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Stonehill Care Center.
Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 27 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Rev. Steven Rosonke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 26 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road where a scripture wake service will begin at 7 p.m. There will also be a visitation from 9:15- 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Verna was born on March 27, 1922, daughter of Frank and Amelia (Ovel)
Osterhaus. She grew up on a farm near Bankston and attended grade school and high school at St. Clement's. She married LeRoy Klosterman on August 6, 1945 at St. Clement's Church. He preceded her in death in 1979.
During her marriage, Verna and Roy lived in Dubuque. She worked at JC Penney, Holiday Inn, and the Donut Boy. She also cleaned homes for many Dubuque families. Verna was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church for more than sixty years and was an active member of the Rosary Society.
Surviving are her children, Ronald (Carla) Klosterman, Roger (Kathleen) Klosterman, of Dubuque, and Peggy (Scot) Koren, of Las Vegas, NV.; seven grand-
children, Eric (Michelle) Klosterman, of San Francisco, CA, Sara (Matthew) Rauen, of Urbandale, IA, Matthew (Jenn) Klosterman, of Aurora, IL, Heather (Herschel) Day,
of Altoona, WI, Luke (Emily) Duenser, of Peosta, Anne (Michael) Osgood, of Dubuque, and Laura (Kyle) Rimoldi, of Las Vegas, NV; and eighteen
great-grandchildren, Sophia and Evan Klosterman, Elizabeth, Annalise, and Samantha Rauen, Ethan, Kellen, and Emma Klosterman, Mason, Levi, and Lucy Day, Noah, Kennedy, and Karis Duenser, Elsie and Henry Osgood, and Amelia and Landon Rimoldi; a sister, Babe Kluesner of Farley; sisters-in-law Millie Klostermann of Epworth and Lori Klostermann of Dubuque.
Verna was preceded in death by her daughter Jean in 1965, as well as her parents, her stepmother, two brothers, Wilfred (in infancy), and Cletus, and three sisters, Clarinda Klostermann, Sylvia Breitbach, and Evelyn Friedman, and in-laws from the Osterhaus and Klosterman families.
Memorials may be given to Stonehill Care Center or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
The family wishes to extend a thank you to Stonehill Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for all their compassionate care and kindness.