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John T. Kluntz

June 1, 1941 — June 15, 2019

John Thomas Kluntz peacefully completed his journey home on June 15, 2019.  He was surrounded by his family on the land where he had spent a lifetime.

Mass and Christian burial on June 24, 2019 at 10:30am, Church of the Nativity in Cleveland, MN. Father James Adams and Deacon Larry Sell to preside. Visitation on June 23, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm, and again one hour prior to Mass on June 24th, at Church of the Nativity, Cleveland, MN.

John was born on June 1, 1941 to Frances Ann (Nicholson) and John Ward Kluntz.  He worked on the family farm on middle Lake Jefferson his entire career & served in the United States National Guard from 1964-1969.

On June 29, 1974, John was united in marriage to Lynn Ann Sell at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN.  The couple made their life and raised their family on John's homeplace in rural Cleveland, MN.  They brought their four children to Church of the Nativity in Cleveland, and attended all of their children's school activities and events. 

John was active in the Cleveland Legion Post 207, the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and was Cleveland Township Supervisor. 

Together with his wife, John watched twelve grandchildren come into this world and grow in the love he had established for them.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Lynn of 44 years.  His daughters, Carrie (Todd) Podgorski, of South St. Paul, MN, Angela Chmiel of Cleveland, MN, Kristi (Chad) Stanwick of Eden Valley, MN.  His son John C. (Jennifer) Kluntz of Cleveland, MN.  Twelve grandchildren, eight sisters, two brothers, some fantastic in-laws, thirty-eight nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Frances and his sister, Patricia.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital and Allina Health Hospice Foundation.

Funeral arrangements by St. Peter Funeral Home. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Scotch Lake.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)

Church of the Nativity

200 Main St, Cleveland, MN 56017

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Memorial Service

Monday, June 24, 2019

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Church of the Nativity

200 Main St, Cleveland, MN 56017

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