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Darwin Frank Kluball

April 25, 1937 — March 8, 2024


Darwin “Duds” Kluball, age 86, of Tomahawk, passed away Friday, March 8 2024, at

Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.

Darwin was born April 25, 1937, in Tomahawk to the late Rudolph and Margaret (Steger)

Kluball. He married Judith Arneson on December 21, 1957. Judith passed away in 1994.

He then married Virginia Bednorski in 1996. Virginia passed away in 2010.

Darwin attended Tomahawk Public Schools and graduated from Tomahawk High School

in 1955. After graduating he served with the Marine Corp for three years out of

California. After the Marine Corp he lived the remainder of his life in Tomahawk, WI.

He worked at Owens Illinois/Packaging Corp for 38 years. He was recognized by the

Tenneco Corporation for never having a sick day in his 38 years of work!

In 1984 he purchased a cabin on Lake Nokomis. He lived at the cabin for the summer

months. The cabin was always overflowing with family and friends. The cabin brought

much joy to Darwin. He enjoyed rides on the water in the AARP’s barge and loved to

fish. He passed his love of fishing on to his children, grandchildren, and great

grandchildren. Opening fishing weekend became a great family tradition with his son, all

his grandson’s, great grandsons, and extended close family. Many memories, Many


Darwin was very involved with the hockey program. He spent many hours helping to

maintain the outdoor ice and drive the first Zamboni.

He was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk. He was very active

in his church family with reading, usher, and greeter. He enjoyed visiting with everyone!

He had a passion for setting puzzles and loved being around the dining table setting them

with his family. He was always happy and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be

greatly missed by his family and many friends!

Survivors include daughter Kathy (Leisa) Glaeser/Tomahawk, son James (Barb)

Kluball/Marshfield, step daughter-in-law Kathy Fink-Bednorski.

Grandchildren Michael (Laura Burkardt) Kluball, Sarah (Matt) Peterson, David (Elyssa)

Kluball, Ryan (Katie) Brunner, Nick (Amanda) Glaeser. Step Grandchildren Jenna

Glaeser, Maxine Gustafson, Allison (Eric) Smet, Ben Fink-Bednorski, Abbi Fink-

Bednorski, Isabelle Bednorski, and Adam Bednorski

Great Grandchildren Amelia Brunner, Margaret Brunner, Greta Glaeser, Mason Peterson,

Carson Peterson, and Harlee Kluball

He is also survived by his sister Joan Scheffler.

He is preceded in death by his wives Judith and Virginia. Two Step Sons, Michael and

Greg Bednorski and Step Daughter-In-Law Tammy Bednorski. His 5 brothers, Charles,

Robert, Delmar, Jerome, and Ralph.

Visitation will be Tuesday March 26 at Krueger – Nimsgern Funeral Home from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. There will be visitation at Grace Lutheran Church on Wednesday March 27 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with Military Honors followed by a service at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk.

Online condolences for the family my be directed to

Krueger-Nimsgern Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Krueger-Nimsgern Funeral Home

101 N 2nd St, Tomahawk, WI 54487

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm

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