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24 July 2009

Sermon: Erna Klussman Funeral

MP3 Audio of the Funeral Sermon for Erna Klussman on 24 July AD 2009

Sermon Text: He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:15

Sermon Theme: He for All, We for Him

Other Readings: Psalm 46; Ecclesiastes 12:1-7; Hebrews 4:6-11; Matthew 11:25-30

Asleep in Jesus,
Erna Frena Ida Hill Klussman
26 January AD 1923 – 19 July AD 2009

The Yoke of ChristOur Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with thanksgiving what God has done through His servant Erna.

Erna Klussman, 86, of rural Sweet Springs, MO, died Sunday 19 July 2009 at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, Missouri. Pastor Walter Snyder conducted her funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Friday 24 July 24 2009 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma. Burial was in Zion Cemetery, Blackburn, Missouri.

Born January 26, 1923, in rural Saline County, MO, Erna was the daughter of the late George Hill and Amanda Schmidt Hill. On 4 December 1940 she married Karl W. Klussman who preceded her in death on 2 April 2003. She lived in Saline County her entire life, with most of those years being spent in the rural Sweet Springs area, as wife, mother, gardener, and homemaker. She was a longtime active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma and a member of V.F.W. Post 5649 Auxiliary in Concordia.

Survivors include one son, Gary Klussman of Gulf Shores, AL; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Olitha Klussman of Concordia, Louise Haase of the state of Illinois and Ruth Leimkuehler of Independence, MO; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Deanna Klussman; one brother and two sisters.


The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord. We give thanks to God our Father through our Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our sister Erna.

Friends may sign an online guestbook at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.

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