Yvonne Mary “Vonnie” Fusaro

Fusaro_webYvonne Mary “Vonnie” Fusaro, age 77, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2013 at her home.

A celebration of her life will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the V.F.W. Hall in Adams.

Yvonne was born April 18, 1935 in Adams County, Wisconsin to LaVere and Metta (Gustin) Klaus.

She married Louis Fusaro in 1957 in Melrose Park, Illinois.  Louis passed away in 1959.

Vonnie enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles, doing cross stitching, watching local sporting events, figure skating and golf.  She also enjoyed taking care of children and especially spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Fusaro; parents, LaVere & Metta Klaus; brother, Kenneth Klaus; brother, Matt Klaus; sister, Marie Klaus; sister, Elaine Hall; Sister in law, Lois Klaus and Sister in law, Carol Klaus


Daughter:  Sandra (Doug) Renner of Friendship, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Susan (Jeff) Glinski of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Brean (William) Maclin of Adams, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Nash (Kristina) Glinski of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Drew Glinski of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Great-Granddaughter:  Bianca Bowden of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Great-Grandson:  Leo Glinski of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Great-Granddaughter:  Aeryana Maclin of Adams, Wisconsin

Brother:  Glenn Klaus of Lake Havasu, Arizona

Brother:  Ronald (Myrna) Klaus of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Brother:  Lawrence (Dodie) Klaus of Arkdale, Wisconsin

Brother:  Gordon (Mary Lee) Klaus of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin

Sister:  Marion Parks of Adams, Wisconsin

Sister:  Alice (Tom) Olson of Friendship, Wisconsin

Brother:  Allan (Mary Jo) Klaus of Friendship, Wisconsin

Sister:  Sandra (David) Roberts of Friendship, Wisconsin

many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews

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  1. Terry Barthel says:

    My condolences to the Klaus family

  2. Lori Langer says:

    RIP Vonnie. You will be missed. I will always remember the good times we had together.

  3. Bonnie (BJ Nachreiner) Van Wie-Johnson says:

    Sandy, Allan and all of the Klaus family,

    I was saddened to hear of Vonnie’s passing. She was a great mom and a wonderful sister to all of you. She will be missed by all. Hold all of those memories close to your heart – they will help in the days to come. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.


  4. Karl & Marilyn Allen says:

    Sue, Jeff and family, So very sorry of the passing of your mother. It is a quite a shock to lose your mother especially when it happens so sudden. She will be greatly missed by your family. May you find comfort in all her wonderful memories that you hold so dear. Sorry that we were not able to attend the funeral. Karl has crazy hours so we are able to attend many functions. So if there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. With deepest sympathy, Love Karl & Marilyn

  5. Katy (Reichoff)Bushmaker says:

    Sandy & Sue, Marion and to all family my deapest heartfelt condolences. I know all to well how this can time in your lives can be.
    Remember all the family times over the years to help with the sadness in your hearts. Hugs & prayers to all. Katy

  6. Trish Coles-Bates says:

    Sandy, Susan and all the Klaus Family
    So many memories of family get togethers, ball games and times I would come home to visit are of Aunt Vonnie! She was the one who always made us laugh so hard! I remember staying with her when we moved back from Massachusetts and that darn bear head was on her wall, and her telling everyone that the body was on the other side of the wall!!! That thing scared me to pieces!!! The only thing we have are memories now so hold them close to your heart because she was an amazing person inside and out! RIP Aunt Vonnie. I wish I could’ve made it up there for the celebration of a wonderful person. Love you all

  7. Lucinda Buchanan says:

    To a woman who made children believe…….in whales.

  8. Sandy says:

    I can only hope that I can be half as wonderful a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that you were. Love, Sandy

  9. Brean says:

    Grams! There is nothing I can say to express the pain I feel, you were supposed to live forever. I think I told myself that so many times I actually started to believe it. I am still in denial that you are actually gone, I keep telling myself you are just out for a walk or sitting at home watching skating or the price is right. I just can’t let myself believe you are gone, I don’t know how to deal with it so instead I will pretend for as long as I can that it’s not true.
    I am so thankful for the times I did have with you, but it will never seem like it was enough. I wish I could just talk to you one more time so I could tell you how much you mean to me. You were always there for me no matter what I had going on in my life. You would have begged me to take your last dollar if you thought I needed it. You always took the time to make sure Nash, Drew, and I knew how much you loved us. There wasn’t a week that went by that we didn’t receive a phone call from you. And I know sometimes you just called to hear our voices and I will forever remember that and cherish that feeling I got when Wednesday rolled around and I knew I could count on your call. What saddens me the most is that my daughter didn’t get enough time with you, I know how much you loved her and I could see it in your eyes how happy it made you every time I brought her over. And the same goes for the look in her eyes as soon as she heard your voice. Her face would light up and she would get the biggest smile on her face. I will tell her everyday about you, afterall she does share your name and I couldn’t think of a more amazing woman I could have named my daughter after! It just hurts me so bad that she couldn’t get to have more time with you. One day I will make her fried mac and cheese but I will probably fight over who got more with her just like Nash, Drew and I used to. And I seriously think you used to count every noodle so that you made sure we all had the same amount. I will forever remember how much I meant to you because you showed me every single day of my life, there is no love like the love you gave to me. I wish I could have thanked you more for everything you did for me and our family. I’m trying to stay strong Grandma, but it just doesn’t seem right that you are gone. I just hope you know how much I love you!

  10. Ross & Mary Moore says:

    To Vonnie’s Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Vonnies passing. Sure will miss seeing her in walking , smiling and waving at those she knew. She will be truly missed.

  11. Bryan Sorensen says:

    Sandy and family,
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll never forget the times Vonnie spent teaching me how to use aluminum cans to make roads in the sand at my dad’s softball games when I was just a kid. The calendar says it was a long time ago…but I can still remember it clearly.
    In addition to that (and maybe more telling) I remember seeing her smiling face every single time our paths crossed since.
    She will be missed…but I assure you she will not be forgotten.

  12. Gordon Paulson and Family says:

    Sorry to hear the news of Vonnie’ s passing. I remember our younger days. God bless you all.

  13. Fred Gardaphe says:

    I can’t believe she’s gone. She just came back into our lives after a more than 50 year period. I never forgot about her all those years and I will forever remember her from last summer when our families finally got together. She was a joy in my life that I will always cherish, even though I only knew her when I was 5 and then again when I was 59. She left a wonderful family that I know will be part of ours until we join her and Uncle Louie when our time here is up. I extend the condolences of all the Gardaphes and Rotolos from Chicago and look forward to meeting up with Susan, Sandra and their families this coming summer. Love,
    Godson of Uncle Louie

  14. Todd, Tammy & Devyn says:

    Sue and Sandy sending many hugs and many thoughts and prayers your way and to your families. So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful mom, friend, grandmother.

  15. Sue (Davis) Anderson says:

    Sandy, Sue and Families,

    So sorry for your loss. Vonnie was always smiling. I will miss seeing her walking up town with her friendly smile for everyone. She was a special lady. You are all in my thoughts. Remember all the good times you had they will get you through the future.

  16. Kathy, Gary, Danielle, & Dalton Hess says:

    Sue, Sandy and your families.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s love bring all of you comfort at this time.

  17. Dale and Toni Dolata says:

    I often think about all the fun we had bowling years ago. you will be missed by many. God be with you.

  18. Larry & Evelyn Johnston(York) says:

    To all of Vonnie’s Famliy, Vonnie had a wonderful laugh and sparkle in her eyes. She was a delight to know and have fun with. She was blessed with a wonderful family and very proud of, too. She’s now an angel, laughing in Heaven, and cheering on the softball teams.

  19. Susan (Fusaro) Glinski says:

    Not everyone has been as blessed as I to have been born into such a wonderful family. Most kids grow up with a mom and dad to guide them, Sandy and I had a whole bunch of Aunts and Uncles to help guide us. Of course I can’t forget Grandpa and Grandma who were always there as well. I thank you for the wonderful life you have given me, the never ending love you had for your Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. They are the ones who have truly been robbed of all the memories that have yet to been made. My how you loved the children – you had such a way with them – they were just drawn to you. I am going to miss taking you aspargus picking in the spring, sharing puzzles, taking you geocaching and just talking with you every day. I know you rode the wires all the way to Heaven with Freddie by your side. Say hi to Dad for me and give Grandma and Grandpa a hug. Till I see you again…I love you more than words can say. I miss you already. Your daughter – Sue

  20. Drewsy says:

    My Grams,
    My heart aches. There are no words for how I feel. I miss you with every passing moment. I find myself wanting to call you and still waiting for a valentine’s card in the mail, which I know will never come. I still don’t think this is real, I still think that every time I go to Adams that I’ll still see you. Even though I’ll never see you for real, you’re still in my heart and that is where you belong and where you will stay until I see you someday.
    I’m so grateful for all the memories, which are all I have. Your laughter was contagious and your smile made everything better. I am very thankful for everything you did for me, for the comfort when I needed strength. For the best comfort food I could ask for, fried mac n cheese. I’ve learned so much from you and I’ll pass that on to my children and be sure to tell them everything about you, I’m just sorry that you won’t be here for that, won’t be here for Leo, Bianca, and Aeryana. I’ll be sure to tell them all about you and pass on the fried mac n cheese tradition and all the great memories and stories.
    I’ll truly miss coming over, surprising you when I’d just show up, you were always happy to see me, and always greeting me with a hug. I’ll miss stealing one of the flower decorations on the window every time before coming to your apartment and you yelling at me for taking it haha. That was our little thing. I miss the phone calls every week. I just miss you so so much. I’m happy that every time we saw each other we hugged and every time we said goodbye we said, I love you and those were our last words, the best last words I’ll ever hear, the best last words I could ask for, I love you Drewsy. And I love you Grams!

  21. Chuck & Alice Parr says:

    We will miss her walking by our house on the way to VFW. Always a smile and wave if she saw us in the yard.
    She was a SPECIAL person! Our Sympathy to the family!
    Chuck & Alice

  22. Gene Boersma says:

    Dear Sandy, Sue and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to you all. Vonnie is always one of the first people I think of when I think of growing up in Adams. she was always at sporting events, whether Little league games or high school games. It was a pleasure to work with her at the good and plenty my senior year and she will always have a special place in my heart. She was a jewel and will be missed by all who have ever had the pleasure of knowing her.

  23. Kay Olson-Martz says:

    Dear Sandy, Susan, your families and all of the Klaus Family,

    You have my deepest Sympathy with the passing of your Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt. She had such a flare for life and so caring. May the memories that you hold dear to your heart comfort you during this time of sadness. Talking often of her and sharing your stories will give you comfort. May our Great Spirit and our Heavenly Father hold you and comfort you during the many days and months to follow. Think of her as your newest Guardian Angel. She will watch over you as she has always done in the past. Know that many care for you during this time and that I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Kay

  24. Michelle Puerling says:

    To the Whole Family, So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful life. Vonnie always had a smile and lived life to the fullest. My brother Mark worked with her at Good n Plenty and always made sure to find Vonnie when he came home from Iowa just to reminscence of their time spent working together. Vonnie will be missed greatly by many but not forgotten. We all have wonderful memories that will keep her beautiful spirit alive. Our hearts go out to you during this time. Lots of Love

  25. Michelle Puerling says:

    To the Whole Family, So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful life. Vonnie always had a smile and lived life to the fullest. My brother Mark worked with her at Good n Plenty and always made sure to find Vonnie when he came home from Iowa just to reminscence of their time spent working together. Vonnie will be missed greatly by many but not forgotten. We all have wonderful memories that we keep her beautiful spirit alive. Our hearts go out to you during this time. Lots of Love

  26. Michael Danowski Jr. says:

    Sandy, Susie and the whole family,
    I was so saddened to hear this news. Vonnie will always have a place in my heart and in that place I will see her smiling, laughing and just being Vonnie. I feel very fortunate to have known her and her lively spirit. If I was closer I would be there on Saturday but I will think of her then and raise a glass to heaven.
    Mike Danowski Jr., Frankfurt Germany

  27. T.C. Rogers says:

    Reading all the tributes and condolences, I too think back on what a wonderful, fun and caring person Vonnie was. Evident here of the impact of a life well lived. We will miss you. Sandy, Brean, Doug – I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do – in any way- to help.

  28. Kathy says:

    Dear Sandy and Sue, I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great person. Always full of laughter. She sure knew how to make me laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed.

  29. Joy & Luther Black says:

    To the Klaus family—so sorry to hear about Vonnie’s passing. She was a great person & will be missed by many. Hugs to all. Know that she is forever in your hearts. Joy & Luther Black

  30. Gordon & Mary Lee Klaus says:

    Vonnie, you were a great part of the Klaus family and I know Gordon and I will miss you…..you helped him a lot when he was younger. We weren’t able to spend a lot of time with you in later years, but when we were together you kept the world laughing and happy. I’m so glad to have known you. Mary Lee

  31. Kathi and Dan Stieber says:

    Sandy and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your mom. I have many great memories of our younger years. Your mom was always such a great friend to you. She always made me smile. I know she will be missed so much by all that knew her. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathi

  32. April Roller says:

    My thoughts are with all of you.

  33. Art and Bev Potter says:

    Dear Sue,

    Our Hearts are heavy for you at this time! We did not personally know your Mother, but we know the Loving, Kind, and Wonderful person You are and that your Mom raised you by herself, you got your thoughts and feelings for others from someone, and she played a big part in that! I look at the beautiful eyes and smile in the picture of your Mom and I see you my friend! Please know
    if there is anything we can do or if you or Jeff need to talk to someone sometime, all you need to do is call or ask and we will be there!! God has Truly Blessed you with such a Great Family! All Our Love

  34. Karen and Don Rathke says:

    So sorry for your loss. Vonnie was a free spirit full of fun and life. R.I.P
    Don and Karen Rathke-Hartwig

  35. Lonnie and Jan Pease says:

    Sandy and Susan, Looking back at all the memories that your Mom helped create when we moved to Adams in 1968.
    With two girls the same age and best friends, she was their second Mom! She has been part of My life every since. I always injoyed being around her , she was fun, loving and caring . RIP Vonnie. Hang on to the Memories!!!

  36. Brian and Kathy Morley says:

    I had the pleasure of sharing many conversations with Vonnie at the A-F baseball games. She was one of the most faithful fans around! She truly enjoyed all the children in her life! She spoke of many family members and enjoyed every visit and conversation they had! Its my last year at the ball field…but i know u will always be watching from above! I will miss u Vonnie!

  37. Lilah Hammond says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Vonnie was A great friendly lady. She used to dance to Vern’s music and pick on him. Maybe he is playing and she is dancing and they are smiling up in Heaven.

  38. Missy & Dave Gilbertson says:

    Sue –

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. We did not know her but from seeing the other messages it is obvious she brought so many happy and loving moments to your family’s life and there will be a treasure trove of wonderful memories to reflect upon. What we do know is that she raised a wonderful and caring daughter. We are praying for you in your difficult time. God Bless!

  39. Jamie & Cora (Falk) Dellinger says:

    So glad I took the time to say, “Vonnie Vonnie Vonnie!” the last time I saw her. I’m so happy to have known her. My deepest sympathies go out to her entire family.

  40. Pat and Maureen Hauswald says:

    So young, so much fun, such a good mom. Those are the things we’ll remember about Vonnie. Your smile will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.

  41. Matt Cole says:

    Vonnie was truly an amazing person whom I have been blessed to know all my life. I could always count on a hug and a kind word every time I seen her. She always made me feel special, and showed support of the things I did. She was a very kind hearted and caring woman that always reminded me how proud of me she was. I will always cherish the memories and stories that we shared

  42. Bev Ward says:

    To all of Vonnie’s Family

    Really sorry to hear of Vonnies’ passing. She was a neat person. Remember the good times. Sympathy to all the family and God be with you during this sad time.

  43. Lee Ann Hoekstra says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Vonnie. She used to baby sit for me and my sisters. I have very fond memories of her. She will be surely be missed.

  44. Jill Reichhoff says:

    Will miss you much Aunt Vonnie. To Sandy, Susan, Brean, Nash & Drew, I can’t even imagine the depth of your loss and you will all be in my thoughts. To all of my Aunts and Uncles: Not everyone gets the opportunity to experience the kind of love Aunt Vonnie had to offer, she was certainly one of a kind. Even though I am sorry you all had to lose such an awesome sister, I am happy you had the chance to benefit from having her in your lives. To my Mom and Dad, you both know I love you, but I don’t tell you enough, so there you go. To my cousins, brother and sister: I am sure each one of has memories that are unique along with the memory of an Aunt that helped us take care of us and our childen, and went to their ball games like our children were her own grandchildren, and showed us how to have fun and appreciate all that life had to offer. I am very grateful that Ashleigh and Dane had the benefit of having Aunt “Bonnie” babysit for them when they were growing up, although it certainly didn’t seem to me like it was a job to her at all. Thanks Mom for suggesting her, she was the best choice there ever was. I hope Dane and Ash understand that, and remember her with the same love we all do. Rest in peace Aunt Vonnie.

  45. Lou Ann Hippe says:

    So sorry for your loss,I had many a good times with Vonnie, whether it was at work together, or having spirits together, my deepest sympathy to all.

  46. Brenda (Rhinehart) Quinnell says:

    Sandy, Susie, and families,
    My deepest sympathies in the loss of Vonnie. I remember Vonnie when we kids were growing up and she was always a hard-working woman totally dedicated to her girls – this love later growing to include the grandkids, neices and nephews or who she babysat for. I enjoyed visiting with her at the numerous ballgames around town, and would specifically look for her. The stands will not be the same without her.
    I had a conversation with Vonnie about a year ago and at that time she was adamant that she did not want a funeral. I said to her “but how will I tell your girls how much I enjoyed visiting with you at ballgames?” so I am saddened that I will be out of town on Saturday (for ball games – will think of you Vonnie) and will not be able to tell you in person that she will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace to you all.

  47. Lacey Bula says:

    Brean, Sandy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Vonnie’s passing. She was a wonderful person who had a laugh and a smile that I’ll never forget. I am grateful for all of the memories I have of her as we were growing up. We sure did have some fun time with her at the beach! She will be missed by so many.

  48. Glenn says:

    Vonnie you will be missed and our prays are with you and your extended family. Thanks again for taking care of kids while I was in college. Blue jeans and all (HAHA). RIP!!

  49. Sheldon & Donna Sundsmo says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss of Vonnie. Our sympathy goes out to all of you.

  50. Margie Collins says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Cherish the memories and hold them close to your heart. I have so many wonderful memories and I feel blessed to have had her in my life. Vonnie will be missed by so many. RIP my dear friend…….

  51. Pat Sorensen says:

    Dear Sandy and all the Klaus Family,
    I am so, so, very sorry for your loss. I was so shocked and saddened by the news. Vonnie was such a “Hoot” we used to bowl with her on Ladies Thursday Night Bowling League and we would go home with our stomach’s hurting from laughing at something she did or said……She was a wonderful “Gal” and I know you all will miss her terribly. I will miss seeing her on her walks about town and at the baseball games she always stopped to watch. I am so sorry I will be out of town on Sat. and won’t be able to come to the VFW but, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
    With my very deepest sympathy,
    Pat Sorensen

  52. Lora Harvey Poppele says:

    Sandy and Susan may you both find comfort knowing your mother is at rest. This is a very difficult time for everyone who knew her. It was a pleasure to have know Vonnie and she will be missed by many. My thoughts go out to you both and your families. Time is a great healer. May the Lord comfort you all.

  53. KAREN SWEET says:

    I was shocked to here about “Vonnies” passing. I just spoke with her last Sunday. She was a very good friend of mine and I am going to miss her smiling face and her wonderful conversations. She was funny, she was soft hearted and I am going to miss her so much. She is in heaven with her brothers and family and I am sure they are glad to have her, as we are sad that she left.

  54. Kari Banovec says:

    Our Family’s thoughts and prayers are with yours during this difficult time. Wonderful lady whom will be greatly missed by many!

  55. Thomas W. Murlhy says:

    Vonnie was like a sister to all of Allan’s friends. She will be missed by many. May God bless the whole family.

  56. Leonard L. Dye Sr. says:

    To the family of Vonnie. I went to school with Vonnie. And would see her in the store or on the st. She would allways have a smill and say Hello. May God grant His peace on Her family.

  57. Ronald and Myrna Klaus says:

    We are very sorry and Vonnie will never be forgotten. She was so helpful and friendly. She is at peace. She was a fun person to be around.

  58. Ron and Velna Waite says:

    To Vonnies family and friends, Today you lost a Mother, Grandmother, Greatgrandmother,sister, Aunt ,friend and Supporter, Vonnies death saddens us as she touched the lives of so many. The memories she leaves behind will help you go on forever. God Bless all of you.

  59. Janis Rhinehart says:

    You have my sincere Sympathy. Your in my prayers. May God grant you peace.

  60. Melissa Parr says:

    So sorry for your loss. I always smiled whenever i saw Vonnie walking down the street. She is a great lady and will be truly missed.

  61. John Holmes says:

    To all the Klaus siblings, we all grew up on Pine St. and knew each other well. All great friends, I remember Vonnie and how she could tease one and I enjoyed it. Please acept my sympathy.

  62. Mike & Jill Edwards says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Klaus family.
    I remember Vonnie when I was very young, she was a neighbor across the street from my grandparents.
    I will always remember her as an avid local sports fan and seeing her on her walks.
    Rest in peace Vonnie.

  63. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek and family says:

    Sandy and Brean,
    So sorry hear of you mom and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    at this time. I am sure she was a wonderful lady!!

  64. Peggy & Buck Sleeman says:

    Thoughts and prayers sent to the entire Klaus family at this difficult time. Vonnie always had a big hello and a smile whenever we’d see her-she will be missed by so many.

  65. Rick & Birdie Johnson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will miss seeing her walking down the street almost every day. Also, her smiling face at school and community events. Cherish all the good memories and that will help you get through this sad time.

  66. Nancy (Moore) Theisen says:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Klaus family, What a gal Vonnie was. One of Pine Street’s finest. She is one that will never be for-gotten because she loved, laughed, and lived life to the fullest. God Bless!!

  67. Jo Ellen Brown says:

    Sandy and Susie, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. My deepest sympathy to your entire family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  68. Valerie Mecklenburg-Holland says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss..everyone who ever met vonnie loved her..she was special lady…

  69. Jerry and Cindy Murphy says:

    Sandy, Susie,& the Klaus family. So sorry to hear of your moms (sisters) passing. She was like a big sister to me, she always had a kind word and big smile whenever I saw her. I know she will be missed by all.

  70. Jim & Sally Dummitt says:

    Sandy and Susie and all of the Klaus family: Sorry to hear about Vonnie. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Had many good visits with her at the ball diamond. Will miss seeing her.

  71. Patti (Kennedy) Lemke says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all of Vonnies family. She will will missed by so many, a truly amazing, funny wonderful lady-with that little giggle that will will always make people wonder. May she rest in peace and the memories stay alive within you.
    Patti(Kennedy) Lemke

  72. Jennifer (Wampler) Armstrong says:

    Sandy, Mary Jo and families,
    I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at these times.

  73. Christina Helms says:

    We will forever celebrate the life of grams every year on her birthday as we welcomed our son into the world on the same day. She may not have been my biological grandmother but she certainly felt like a part of my family. Besides the many laughs we had the thing I will remember most about her is the love she had for everyone, especially Brean. She was so proud of everything Brean did in life. What an honor it was knowing her.

  74. Pat Robinson (Reuterskiold) says:

    Sandy and Sussie, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. You guys will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  75. Allan Klaus says:

    Yesterday I lost a sister, a wonderful friend and one of the greatest influences in my life. I was #12 in a family of 13 and Vonnie was the oldest girl and like a second mother to me. She never had a lot, but would share whatever she had. She raised two wonderful daughters and helped all of her brothers and sisters raise their kids. I am so thankful that my kids could benefit from her love and kindness. To this day they still talk about “whale watching” at Petenwell Park.
    Nash, Brean and Drew, you were the lights of her life. She loved you all very much and was so proud of you. Treasure the time you spent with her and make sure you share those memories with your kids.
    I’m sure that I will never be able to watch a ballgame at any diamond in A-F without thinking about her, no-one ever spent more time watching family and friends playing ball than Aunt Vonnie.
    I never told her often enough how much she meant to me, but I’m sure she knew the love I had for her, because I always felt the love she had for me. I will miss her greatly, RIP Yvonne Mary Fusaro

  76. Karen (Klaus) Schaefer says:

    Daddy, to all my Aunts and Uncles, cousins and especially Sandy & Susie, & their families,
    Aunt Vonnie will be truly missed. I remember her infectious laugh and her extremely kind heart. I have nothing but great memories of Thanksgiving, and summers together. Hanging out at the Friendship Cafe and in later years at the Good & Plenty. She will always hold a special place in my heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all. God Bless you in your time of sorrow.

    Karen, Vince & Devin

  77. Jim and Ardy Olson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Vonnies family. She for sure will be missed!!

  78. Regan Peters says:

    Such wonderful memories I will forever cherish with o’granny’o!! Thank you, Brean, for sharing her with me all of these years. She has made such a tremendous impact on my life, and I will love her forever. Remembering all of the good times!!

  79. Kim Draeger says:

    So sorry for the loss of a great lady! Vonnie was always there when you needed or not. She always made you feel loved even if you were the one that had to take her home. Tons of great memories of her. She will be missed alot.

  80. Heather Frank says:

    Sandy, Brean and Family – I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I have such wonderful memories of ALL the times spent with Brean and Yvonne. She was so good to me growing up. I’m always here for you guys! She will definetly be missed.

  81. Loren Lecy and Peggy Henriksen says:

    May God family friends comfort you during this difficult time. We always enjoyed visiting at the ballgames.

  82. Ann Pourchot says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Vonnie was such a great person and amazing friend. She will be greatly missed by many. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  83. Rose Hayes Lafler says:

    So very sorry for your loss. May your many memories get you through this difficult time.

  84. Kay and Herb Theisen says:

    Sandi and Sue, We send our love. Loved your Mom, what fun we had bowling.
    Kay and Herb

  85. Jackie Marti says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Vonnie’s family. She was a wonderful person. Always had me laughing. I loved hanging with her because I always knew I would have a great time. She will be missed by so many people. I will miss her dearly. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

  86. Bernie Soley Roggenbauer says:

    Sandy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May the love and comfort of family and friends wrap their arms around you during this time.

  87. Mike & Sue Moran says:

    To all the Klaus family, so sorry to hear of Vonnie’s passing. She will be missed. Sympathy to all.

  88. Dennis & Judy Allen says:

    To All of the Klaus family, Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of you, many fond memories of Vonnie in softball, bowling and partying. She was full of fun and will be missed by many, let the memories help you through this sad time, and celebrate the good life she had for all of you to enjoy. Dennis & Judy

  89. josh faith kirsenlohr says:

    sorry for the lost of a great person alot of good times with her when she came to watch us play ball and will miss the big smile our prays go out to her family

  90. Peggy Williams says:

    so sorry to hear of Vonnies passing she was truly a great person and will be sadly missed God bless and rest in peace our sympathy to all of her family