May 25, 2022
Lyndel Wilmer Klausing, 70, died on Monday, May 9, 2022, at his residence in Staunton, Ill. Lyndel was born on Nov. 29, 1951, to Wilmer and Ramona (Prott) Klausing.
He attended school in Mt. Olive and graduated in 1969 and then attended SIUE. Lyndel served in the United States Army in Vietnam from May 1971 to May 1973. He was married to Kerri (Bertagnolli) Klausing from 1987-2007. Even though they were divorced, she kept her vow and helped their daughter Holly care for him. He retired from the United States Postal Service. Lyndel was also employed by Cisler and Associates as a realtor. He was a Macoupin County Board member and a UMWA coal miner. Lyndel was a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church, American Legion, AmVets, Knights of Columbus, Staunton FFA Alumni and Macoupin County Republican Central Committee.
Lyndel is survived by his daughter, Holly Klausing; and a sister, Dawnelle Hanson of Glen Carbon. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 14, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Mt. Olive with Father Thomas Hagstrom and Father Larry Anchutz officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Macoupin County Animal Shelter. Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at beckerandson.com.