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Arlys Kluess

March 16, 1952 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 70)

Obituary

A Celebration of Life for Arlys Kluess will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20th at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.  Burial will follow in Lorinda Cemetery, Henry with Pastor Kari Foss officiating.

Arlys passed away July 16, 2022 at Avera St. Lukes Hospital, Aberdeen.

Arlys Marlene was born on March 16, 1952 in Watertown to Roy and Marian (Pearson) Sharp.  She was raised in the Henry area and graduated from Henry High School in 1970.  Arlys attended Lake Area Technical School where she earned a degree in Dental Assisting.  On August 28, 1971, she was united in marriage with Rod Kluess and together they were blessed with two children.  In 1973, the couple moved to Groton and Arlys returned to college.  She graduated in 1977 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Presentation College.  For over 40 years, she worked as an RN for Dakota Midland, Avera St. Lukes, Dakota House and New Beginnings.  Arlys retired completely in January of 2022,

Outside of her career, Arlys was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  She sang in the choir for 49 years and helped serve in WELCA.  In younger years, she enjoyed playing softball.  More recently, her hobbies included golfing, decorating for holidays and of course taking care of her flowers, as well as her yard.

Arlys is survived by her children, Wade Kluess (Ashley Allbee) of Sioux Falls, Cassie (Steve) Monson of Bath, her grandchildren, Colton (Mackenzie) Monson, Clayton Stippich, Becca Monson and fiancé Nick Buum, great-grandchildren, Rayce Monson, Holden Buum and her sister Dianne (Howard) Easthouse of Henry, sister-in-laws, Carmen Ferguson of Maple Grove, MN and Karen Sharp of Ft. Pierre.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband of 49 years and her brother, Dennis.

Casketbearers will be Ryan Easthouse, Robbie Easthouse, Colton Monson and Becca Monson.

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