John R. Klossner, age 19, of the rural New Glarus area passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee following an accident at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2013. He was born on October 8, 1993 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison to his parents Richard and Roxanne (Reuter) Klossner. John graduated from New Glarus High School in 2012 and was currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Dairy Science. He was an active member of the Badger Dairy Club and AGR at UW. John was an accomplished cattle showman and had won many awards. He was very involved in FFA, 4H, and Junior Holstein Association activities. John also enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting with his dad. His family was also very important to him including his nieces, brother and sister.
John is survived by his parents Richard and Roxanne Klossner, a brother Rory (Nicole) Klossner, sister Kristin Klossner, nieces Olivia and Sydney, and grandmothers Harriet Klossner and Judy Reuter. He is further survived by his aunts and uncles Robin Reuter, Rick (Jennine) Reuter, Rolane (Rick) Kuhnen, Rhonda (David) Kimmel, Barbara (Jerry) Waters, Debbie Stampfli, Dave (Jill) Klossner, and Karen (John) Gierhart, and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers John R. Klossner and Robert E. Reuter, an aunt Belinda Reuter, and a cousin Brittany Reuter.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Swiss United Church of Christ, 18 Fifth Ave., New Glarus, WI with the Rev. Craig Jan-McMahon officiating with burial in the Swiss Church Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the New Glarus High School, 1701 Second St., New Glarus, WI, and from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Sunday at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus.
The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is serving the family.
A memorial fund has been established.