Father Anthony Kluckman
Updated: Mar 4
Father Anthony’s full legal name is John Frederick Kluckman, but goes by Father Anthony.
Father Anthony was last seen on July 21st, 2022 in Franklin, Wisconsin
He is a white male, 5’10”, and 250 pounds. He has blue eyes, brown hair, and a mustache. He was last seen wearing glasses, an ID bracelet, a square print multicolored shirt, dark pants, white Adidas tennis shoes, and was carrying a small black duffel bag.
The Franklin Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Father “Anthony” Kluckman who was last seen outside his apartment building near the Priests of the Sacred Heart monastery on Hwy. 100 and W. Rawson Avenue.
Searches have been done surrounding the Priests of the Sacred Heart monastery using search dogs, sonar, and professional search teams that have combed the ponds, reservoirs, golf courses, parks, and woods. There is still no sign of Father Anthony.
A security camera shows him at 1:35am on July 21st, 2022 (black and white photo above), which is the last time he was seen.
There was a noticeable decline in his mental health in recent years, and he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He celebrated his last Mass a little more than a year ago. Others watched out for him ever since he moved into the monastery a little over a year ago. Father Anthony had never walked away before.
A Silver Alert was issued for him on July 21st, 2022.
It is noted that he is familiar with the area, but suffers from dementia and memory loss. He is considered an endangered missing person. As the search continues, authorities are contacting other areas where Father Anthony has lived or ministered in case he's had any contact there.
Father Anthony’s family is offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps bring him home.
Father Anthony is 75 years old.
Any leads or information should be directed to:
Franklin Police Department
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults
Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults
Facebook - Wisconsin Department of Justice Silver Alert
CBS58 - ‘Search for missing priest intensifies, 6 days after he first went missing’
Facebook - Franklin Police Department
Patch - ‘Family Offers $10K Reward For Missing Endangered Franklin Man: Police’
Fox6 - ‘Missing Franklin priest, $10,000 Reward’
WISN 12 - ‘Family offers a $10,000 reward to find missing priest in Milwaukee’
Franklin police have done several searches at Sacred Heart and the surrounding area using trained search and rescue dog teams, scuba divers, drones and sonar. Anthony remains missing.
If you have any information that you think may be relevant in the search for Fr. Anthony, please contact the Franklin Police Department at: 414-425-2522. There is a $10,000 reward for clues that lead to finding Fr. Anthony.
TMJ 4 Jan 18, 2023
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