Lillian E. Klesmith
Lillian E. Klesmith, 86, Stevens Point, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at her home while under the care of Ascension Ministry Home Care Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at St. Peter Catholic Church with Rev. Arul Joseph Visuvisam officiating. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of Mass Friday in the St. Faustina Room of St. Peter Church. The Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Stevens Point. She was the daughter of the late Vincent and Pauline (Kitowski) Slusarski. She attended local parochial grade schools and graduated from Maria High School. She then attended St. Mary’s Hospital and School of Nursing in Wausau, graduating with her nursing degree in 1953.
Her marriage to Chester Klesmith took place Feb. 27, 1954, at St. Peter Catholic Church. After their marriage, the couple settled in Stevens Point. He preceded her in death May 27, 2003.
She was a nurse for a number of physicians in Stevens Point, also River Pines Nursing Home, and the Convent Infirmary at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph Third Order of St. Francis Convent in Stevens Point, retiring in 2008.
She was a member of the St. Peter Rosary Society Rose 13 for many years. She enjoyed reading, gardening, completing puzzles, baking and knitting. She also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and trying her luck at the Casinos every so often.
Survivors include her three daughters, Carol Klesmith, Cheryl (Jim) Plaski and Donna (Stosh) Kostka, all of Stevens Point; her two sons, James (Mary) Klesmith, Stevens Point, and David (Nadine) Klesmith, Plover; six grandchildren, Michele (Brian) Danczyk, Kristin (Craig Wilkins) Plaski, Michael (Hannah) Klesmith, Brian (Amanda) Plaski, and Nathaniel and Zachary Klesmith; and 10 great-grandchildren, McKennah, Madisyn, Briele and Brayden Danczyk, Kayla Plaski, Owen and Connor Klesmith, and Logan, Alexa and Bryce Plaski.