Randall D. Klesener

  • Born: November 16, 1962
  • Died: September 27, 2012
  • Location: Nauvoo, Illinois

Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Homes & Monuments

211 Madison Avenue
Donnellson, IA 52625

Tel. 319-835-5716

Tribute & Message From The Family

Randall D. Klesener, 49, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 12:41 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Born November 16, 1962 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Dennis J. and Barbara P. (Siegfried) Klesener. On October 17, 1992 he married Angela Sheets at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Survivors include his wife Angela, one son Nicholas, his parents Dennis and Barbara Klesener of Nauvoo, Illinois, two sisters Jeanne (Virgil) Hellige of Fort Madison, Iowa, Kathy Ann Kramer of Fort Madison, Iowa, mother and father-in-law Roy and Linda Sheets of Fort Madison, Iowa, two brothers-in-law Michael Sheets of Nauvoo, Illinois, Leroy Sheets of North Carolina, four nieces, one nephew, one great-niece, five great nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, one aunt, two uncles and one cousin.

Randy was a 1981 graduate of Nauvoo Colusa High School. He was a member of the Nauvoo Presbyterian Church and worked as a self employed carpenter. Randy was an avid Cubs and Raiders fan. He enjoyed gardening and doing some charity work for the local communities.

Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Nauvoo Presbyterian Church in Nauvoo, Illinois. Where the family will meet with friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. that evening.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Nauvoo Presbyterian Church in Nauvoo, Illinois with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be at the Nauvoo City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory for his son Nicholas.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sympathy to Angie, Nicholas, & the Klesner family.

Posted by Art & Dianne Adkisson    October 01, 2012


You were my first friend when we moved to Nauvoo. You will always remain in my heart. Love Denise and David Wedel

Posted by Denise Marie Wedel - Nauvoo, IL - Friend   October 01, 2012

Randy did a lot of work on my house. He was always such a nice guy to have around and always had a smile and a good word. He really enjoyed his work and was eager to discuss not only the job at hand but other jobs. He used to tell me how he did things on his own house.

We will miss him.


Posted by Sal Candido - Nauvoo, IL - Friend   October 01, 2012

My Thoughts and Prayers to "The Klesner Family".

Posted by Connie Harman Naylor - Chicago, IL - Friend   September 30, 2012

Randy was a really nice guy and a great "Cubs" fan. We will miss seeing that silver truck driving around Nauvoo. Our condolences to his family. Kent & Pam

Posted by Kent & Pam Schmitz - Nauvoo, IL - friend   September 30, 2012

So sorry to hear the loss of our classmate. Randy was such a fun loving friend who could always make you laugh. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family .

Posted by Karen Bolton Goetz - Keokuk, IA - Friend   September 30, 2012

sorry to hear about your passing. my condolences to the family.

Posted by Brandy Mulder - west point - cousin   September 29, 2012

you will be missed my condolensces to the family.Remebering you with great fondness and love your aunt ellie.

Posted by Eleanor Freeman - donnellson - aunt   September 29, 2012

My heartfelt sympathies to Kathy and all the Klesner family.

Posted by Cindy (Bollin) Smallwood - Fort madison, IA   September 29, 2012

I liked Randy. He always had a smile and in good spirits. He was a good carpenter. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Gary l Nelson - Elvaston, IL - friend   September 28, 2012

I remember Randy from Junior High and he also did repair work for Forrest and me when he worked with Harold Siegfried. A good worker and very helpful.
May God bless his family.

Posted by Mardene Derry - Colusa, IL - Friend   September 28, 2012


Randy helped us with a new bathroom a few years ago --he and D. Kraft. They were so much fun to have around--and did such a super job!! Our son Dave Whitcomb was friends of his as well. Our sympathy to your family. He will be missed. Sincerely Carol and Jim Whitcomb

Posted by Carol and Jim whitcomb - burnside, IL, IL - friend   September 28, 2012

Praying for the Klesner family.

Posted by Brad S. Koechle - sherman, IL   September 28, 2012