Helen Sydney “Syd” Klostermann passed away on May 10, 2019. Sydney was born July 15, 1941 in St. Louis to Harry and Helen Gleditsch.  She had one sibling, Harry Richard.  She attended Bishop Du Bourg High School graduating in 1959.

After graduation, Sydney worked in several positions, most notably The Knights of Columbus, Anheuser-Busch (crowned Miss Budweiser in 1966), and Famous-Barr for over nineteen years.

In 1966, Sydney married Roy Klostermann of St. Louis and together raised three children – Kimberly Stewart of Town & Country; Kirk of Chesterfield; and Keith of O’Fallon. Sydney has eight wonderful grandchildren.

Sydney will be best remembered for her generosity, thoughtful spirit, and unending desire to put the needs of others ahead of her own. Whether it be raising three beautiful children who follow her example of being warm-hearted, caring, and trustworthy; caring for her brother, father, and aunt for over twenty years; hosting and cooking many holiday dinners; and shuttling grandchildren to dance competitions, cheerleading, sports events, etc.  Sydney gave her heart and soul to her family and friends.

She will be sorely missed for her passion and dedication to her mother and grandmother roles; love of her children and grandchildren; sage advice; stamina and perseverance; kind and loving words and thoughts. We cherish the day when we will see her again in perfect health and happiness!

Services: Visitation will be held this Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Kutis Funeral Home in Affton located at 10151 Gravois Road, St. Louis 63123.  Mass will be held at St. Gabriel the Archangel on Friday at 11 a.m. located at 6303 Nottingham, St. Louis 63109.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at Pulmonaryfibrosis.org.