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Clione Marie Vesely


1943 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Clione Marie Vesely Obituary
CLIONE MARIE VESELY Clione Marie Vesely left this life on October 15, 2013. She was born May 7, 1943, to Clio and Eliane Vesely of Mosher, South Dakota, the youngest of their five children. She grew up on the family farm and obtained her elementary education in the rural schools of Mellette and Tripp County. She attended and graduated from Witten High School and then from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Rapid City, SD. as a Registered Nurse. Clione moved to California and worked in a variety of nursing positions in the Los Angeles area, including supervising a dialysis unit and as an emergency room nurse. Although Clione grew up in a rural area, she definitely preferred city life. She enjoyed shopping at Nordstroms and Macy's, traveling, and the beach. She loved hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, chocolate cream pie, and cats. In her first years in California, she acquired the nickname "Toni". She contracted a progressive disease which caused the muscles in her arms, legs, and back to atrophy and was forced to retire early. She moved to Riverside to be near her sisters. A special relationship grew between "Aunt Toni" and her grandniece, Danielle, which cheered her during the last several years of intense pain and illness. Clione is survived by her brother, Donald Vesely, of Marina del Rey, CA; her sisters, Marilynn Vesely and Bonnie Wann , of Riverside, CA, and her sister, Maxine Steiger of Sturgis, SD. She also leaves nieces, nephews, and cousins to mourn her passing. She was predeceased by her parents, one nephew, and one dearly loved niece, Debbie Steiger. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas Church at 3774 Jackson Street, Riverside, CA on Wednesday, October 23, at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the as an effort to eradicate this brutal disease that caused our little sister so much pain and suffering.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 22, 2013
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