Alice Gaynor Klaserner, 86 years old, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2023. Alice will be deeply missed by her children Steve (Jenny) Klaserner, Anne (Doug) Menkedick, John (Lorrie) Klaserner, and David (Lynn) Klaserner; siblings Bob (Mary) Gaynor, Kathleen Moster, Father Jim Gaynor, Mary Ann Spialek, and Tom Gaynor; grandchildren Nick, Michelle, Jackie, Derek, Autumn, Faith, Allyson, Adam, Drew, and ten great grandchildren. Alice is preceded in death by George, her husband of 60 years, and her parents Alma & Edwin Gaynor.
Services for Alice will be held on Friday, May 26 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Rosary will begin at 9:00am followed by visitation until 11:00am. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John’s Campus of All Saints Parish at 11:30am and burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Dover, IN she grew up on the family farm on Gaynor Ridge. Born on March 11, 1937, it was custom at that time to be baptized within seven days of your birth. It just so happened that Dover was hit was a huge snow storm shortly after her birth, but that didn’t stop Alice’s father, Edwin, from making sure his baby girl was properly baptized. A beautiful upright piano sat in the corner of the farmhouse and Alice would often play for the family. Alice was one of the select few that earned a full ride scholarship to Oldenburg Academy. After high school graduation, she earned her Registered Nursing degree from Good Samaritan College of Nursing and continued to work at the hospital for many years. Alice made lifelong friends with many of the girls she met in college and they celebrated their graduation by living in California for a year and taking a vacation to Hawaii before starting their full time careers. After meeting her husband, George, on a blind date, Alice decided to stay home and raise their four children. Once they were in school, she refreshed her nursing degree and worked at Mother Margaret Hall at St. Joseph Campus until she retired. Alice kept lists for everything and was extremely organized. Every summer she would volunteer at St. John’s summer festival, cutting pies and desserts for those enjoying the fried chicken dinners. Alice enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family and never missed a swim meet or ball game.
Memorials can be made to St. John’s Cemetery Fund or Oldenburg Academy. Memorials will be accepted at the visitation or can be mailed to Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences at www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com