A Celebration of Life for Rod Kluess, 69, of Groton will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 10th at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Lorinda Cemetery, Henry.
Rod passed away July 8, 2021 at his home in Groton.
Rodney (Rod) Allen Kluess was born in Watertown on July 12, 1951 and lived in Clark where he graduated from Clark High School in 1969. He started working in the elevators during high school. Rod eventually moved to Groton in 1973 and became General Manager of three elevators in Groton, Ferney and Stratford. He married his high school sweetheart, Arlys Sharp on August 28, 1971 and they would have celebrated 50 years next month. They had two children, Cassie and Wade.
Rod loved to be in rodeos from high school through his 20s riding bulls and bare back horses. He bowled men’s and mixed league and loved to golf. He also enjoyed hunting pheasants, geese, ducks and deer until he was older and said “I’d rather watch the deer run instead of shooting them.” He coached his wife’s softball teams, but his big love was fishing! He met many friends in fishing with many stories about “the big one that got away.” He was proud of winning several tournaments. Rod was an avid Minnesota Twins and Detroit Lions fan.
Rod is survived by his wife and two children, Cassie Monson and Wade Kluess, his grandchildren, Colton, Clayton and Becca, two great-grandchildren, Rayce and Holden and his sister, Carmen.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Meredith.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Easthouse, Ryan Easthouse Colton Monson, Becca Monson, Clayton Stippich and Rich Zimney.