Ione Jewel Aune

Female 1920 - 2007  (86 years)


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  • Name Ione Jewel Aune 
    Born 14 Nov 1920  Sverdrup Township near Underwood in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Aug 2007  St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rindal Cemetery, Underwood, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4399  Rossen Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 

    Family Dale Stanley Klaessy,   b. 22 Jan 1922, Renwick, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 2012, Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1945  Pasco, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Kathleen Jo Klaessy,   b. 2 Aug 1948, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Dale Klaessy,   b. 17 Jun 1957, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel John Klaessy,   b. 15 Apr 1946, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1999  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1526  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Ione Jewel Klaessy (nee Aune)
    Ione Jewel Klaessy (nee Aune)
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  • Notes 

    • Ione Jewel Klaessy, 86, of Parkers Prairie, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie.

      She was born Nov. 14, 1920, to John and Inga Aune at their farm in Sverdrup Township near Underwood in Otter Tail County, where she was raised along with her 11 siblings.

      She attended Barnard School and graduated from Underwood High School. Ione was employed at various local businesses including Haberstad's Store and J.C. Penny in Fergus Falls. She was also employed as an inspector in Detroit, Mich., in the manufacturing of parts for the B-29 Superfortress during World War II.

      On June 15, 1945, she married Dale Klaessy at First Lutheran Church in Pasco, Wash. They met when Dale's gospel quartet, which included her brother, Vernon, performed locally.

      To those who knew her, she was credited with making each of the 29 places (in 13 states) where the family lived, unique and comfortable homes. Due to many long deployments during Dale's U.S. Navy career, Ione was often left to parent their three children, Sam, Kit and John alone.

      Ione was considered by many to be an accomplished artist. She was not only one of the early members and an officer of the Art of Lakes, but was also one of the initial organizers of the Phelps Mill Festival.

      A faithful volunteer at church and in the community, she belonged to the Gray Ladies nurses' assistants in the naval hospitals, worked at Camp Joy on Star Lake, and was a committed nursing home volunteer. Ione's other interest were Bible teaching, quilting, piano and travel.

      She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dale; her children, Shelley (Sam) Klaessy; Kit (Gary) Harriger and John (Kelli) Klaessy; grandsons, Max and Sam Harriger; siblings, Kathryn (Frank) Maiolini, John (Beverly) Aune, Gudrun Otto, Mary (Julian) Wold, Philip (Joyce) Aune and Beverly (Irv) Dennen; brothers-in-law, Earl Klaessy and Ben Rhoads; sisters-in-law, Verla Klaessy and Marion Stith; and by many loving nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Samuel John Klaessy; brothers, Lawrence, Vernon and James; sisters, Ruth Estes and Charlotte Rhoads; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Klaessy and Helen Aune; and brothers-in-law, Don Klaessy, Charles Estes and Herbert Otto.

      Visitation: One hour prior to the service

      Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls

      Clergy: Rev. Bill Colbeck

      Burial: Rindal Cemetery