Roland “Jack” Klueber, Jr., 82, of Sioux Falls passed away on May 5, 2024, at his home under hospice care.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at St. John Lutheran Church in Montrose.  Visitation with family present will be from 5-7 pm on Wednesday at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem.

Roland Klueber, Jr. was born to Roland and Alma (Kostboth) Klueber on September 7, 1941, in Canistota, SD.  He graduated from Canistota High School in 1959 and began farming with his dad.  On October 28, 1961, he married LaVonne Hanisch at Zion Lutheran Church in Canistota.  They farmed and raised livestock near Canistota until Jack’s retirement in 1998 due to heart problems.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Montrose, where he served on several boards and positions.  Jack was treasurer for Canistota Township for 31 years.  He sold seed all of his farming years and up until he passed away.  He was a member of the UFO, the Soybean Association and the Cattleman’s Association.  He loved camping with family and friends and going to farm shows and fairs.  He played a lot of cards with family and friends.  Jack and his wife loved to travel and enjoyed going to many states.  His favorite trip was a family cruise to Alaska, and he enjoyed going to Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica and the Bahamas.  After retiring, he took on the garden and grocery shopping.  He enjoyed going to his sons’ basketball, wrestling and football games and his daughter’s band concerts and softball games.  Jack and his wife moved to Sioux Falls in 2012.

He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, LaVonne; two sons, Rick (Jeanie) of Sioux Falls and Tim (Karla) of Montrose and daughter, Lori (Steve) Mehlhaff of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren, Michelle, Patrick, Austin and Jordan; three step-grandchildren, Josh, Zack and Dawson; six great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Dale Buxengaard of Spring Grove, MN and Ed Schmit of Madison, SD and sisters-in-law, Garnet and Sharon Klueber; and several nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Derald, Duane, Herman, and an infant brother, three sisters, Shirley and her husband Ralph VanWyhe, Sharon Buxengaard, and Janet Schmit, nephew, Eric VanWyhe and a special brother-in-law, Hobart (Pete) Peterson.


Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church, 201 Clark St., Montrose, SD 57048 or a charity of your choice.

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