Elvera (Muto) Kluck, 90, Stevens Point, WI, died on Monday, May 1, 2023, of natural causes, at
her home. Her final days were spent surrounded by family.
Elvera was born March 9, 1933 to Louis and Lucy (Sutkiewicz) Muto in Peplin, WI. The family
moved to Ashley, WI where she met her future husband, Chester. She married Chester on
January 27, 1951. Elvera was as beautiful as Chester was handsome. He married a spitfire of
woman and they became the proud parents of eight children: Wayne, Gary, Debra, Barbara
Maria, Karen, Patricia, Kevin, and Brian.
Elvera was a wife for 66 years and a mother for 72 years. She loved her children, grandchildren,
great-grand-children, great-great grand-children, and doggie Marley. Quite honestly, she loved
people and loved life. She had a zest for life, was generous and giving. She led through love.
Elvera was creative in the arts, baking, and cooking including ponczkas. She made the best
homemade bread and special teddy bear bread for birthdays. She sewed and sent over 1,000
dresses to orphanages in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, and Haiti. A majority of these
dresses were sent abroad through the Helping Hands organization. She loved to travel, exploring
Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Israel with her daughter Barbara Maria and visiting
her children in California and Nevada. In her younger years, at home on Indiana Avenue in
Stevens Point and on the farm in Polonia, she filled the home with the beautiful sounds of her
organ. Elvera loved the First Nation People (a.k.a Native Americans), particularly the Ho Chunk
Nation. She was an herbalist. She liked to garden and planted many flower beds. She was
known as the hat lady and especially adored wearing a bright red hat. She appreciated antiques
and flea markets with her son, Wayne. Elvera liked doing crossword puzzles and would finish
them! She found joy in watching Netflix, specifically Virgin River.
Elvera is survived by her children: Gary (Tamara) Kluck, Debra (Mark) Oksiuta, Barbara Maria
Kluck, Karen (Mark) Mathison, Kevin (Angela) Kluck, Brian Kluck; and son-in-law Bill
Chesbrough, husband of Patricia. Her 18 grandchildren: Autumn (Daniel) Terrazas, Cole Clark,
Kristin Kluck, Katie (Joe) Olson, Rachel Olson, Andrea (Craig) DeCleene, Tammy (Mike)
Gorski, Brenda (Greg) Iczkowski, Patty (Nate) Check, Juliana Kluck, Jacob Kluck, Shalie
Chakarun, Justin (Kayte) Chesbrough, Aubrey (Austin) Baker, Alice Pierce, Jodie Pierce, Aron
Pierce and Mary Pierce. Her 13 great-grandchildren: Bryce DeCleene, Braylon DeCleene, Luke
Gorski, Olivia Gorski, Alexandra Iczkowski, Tristan Iczkowski, Dominic Check, Isaac Check,
Owen Chesbrough, Paisley Jane Chesbrough, Amadeus Baker, Cruz Terrazas, and Theodore
Olson. Additionally, her two great-great grandchildren: Alexander and Grayson Baker. As well
as nieces and nephews.
Elvera is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chester; son, Wayne; and daughter
Patricia Chesbrough; brothers, Peter (Helen) Muto, Jordan (Bing) Muto, and Jerry (Arlene)
Muto; sisters, Yolanda (John) Schulfer and Nancy (Jim) Thompson.
A memorial service and celebration of Elvera’s life will be held later in the summer.
Elvera, loved and lived artfully.