Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Klamm, Helen L.
Helen L. Klamm - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2001 - Helen L. Klamm, 83, of Canon City, died Jan. 3, 2001. She was born to Joseph S. Casky and Anna R. (Byrd) Casky in Trinidad, Colo., June 17, 1917. Mrs. Klamm married Cecil R. Klamm on Sept. 30, 1938, in El Paso, Texas, who predeceased her on Oct. 21, 1993. She was also preceded in death by nine brothers and a sister. Helen was a homemaker. She is survived by children, Patricia A. (Frank L. Jr.) Pryor, Jack T. Klamm and Ginger R. (Michael) Johnson, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; as well as three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. At Mrs. Klamm's request, there was immediate cremation with no memorial services. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the PCC Memorial Fund, 1338 Phay Ave., Canon City, Colo., 81212.
Klamm, Leon Dale
Leon Dale Klamm - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2001 - Leon Dale Klamm passed from this life July 28, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Edward Klamm and Fern Gladys Johnson Klamm; and by numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by one aunt, Louise Johnson of Lakeside, Calif.; many cousins; and other family members. Leon served in WWII with the 3621 Quartermaster Truck Company in the European Theater of Operations, serving 26 months overseas. He drove commercial trucks for many years, owned and operated Lee's Tavern, then helped his uncle, Dick Klamm, at the Klamm Shell Tavern. Because Leon never met a stranger, he had many friends, some of whom are Carl "Tater" Knudsen, Bob Dobbs, Erland "Buddha" Vic, all local; and Margaret Stone of La Junta, Colo. His cousins, Juanita Lewis, Vernon Gibson and Doris Hills, were present at his passing. Leon will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, and that donations be made to the TriCounty Fire Dept. of Rush, Colo.; P.O. Box 24, Rush, CO 80833.
Lillian Klamm - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2001 - Lillian Klamm, 83, passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Survived by her son, Bill (Therese) Klamm of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Doug Davis, Brenda Turner, Sandy (Kirk) Lubbers, Tracy (Tony) Gallegos and David (Maggie) Klamm; and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John W. Klamm, in 1980; and son, Bobby Klamm. Lillian was born to Marie (nee Schieder) and George Frank on Dec. 8, 1917, in Stone City, Colo. She retired as an EKG technician for the Colorado State Hospital. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from noon until 6 p.m. Graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery. (Please use the west Acero entrance.)
Klaus, Albert E.
Albert E. Klaus – Pueblo Star Journal – February 15, 1961 – Albert E. Klaus of Casper, Wyo. Husband of Mrs. Betty Klaus. Father of Kareen Sheri, and John Klaus. Brother of Mrs. Dorothy Smith and Vincent Klaus, Pueblo. Charter member of Steel City Kiwanis Club. Marine veteran of World War II. Member of Casper Elks Lodge. Service announcements later.
Klaus, Albert T.
Albert T. Klaus - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 27, 1918 - Two Colorado boys are reported missing in action in the casualty lists made public Sept. 19. They are: Albert T. Klaus, Avondale, and Martin Krasevich, Pueblo. Anthony Prill, Simia, is reported wounded severely.
Emil Klaus - Brandon Bell - April 11, 1913 - Mad from Grief, Fires Home, Dies - Pueblo - Crazed by grief over the death of his wife last fall, Emil Klaus, forty-five, father of six children and the wealthiest ranchman of the Avondale district, ten miles east of Pueblo, fired every building on his ranch, then ran to a nearby filed [sic] and slashed his throat with a razor. He carried a revolver, but died before he had an opportunity to use it. Klaus was discovered by neighbors attracted by the burning buildings. They arrived in time to see him breathe his last. The entire ranch property was destroyed, with the exception of the seven room stone house, saved by a neighboring ranchman. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - April 11, 1913 - Insane Man Burns Buildings; Kills Himself - By United Press. Pueblo, April 7 - While his six children were at the home of a neighbor Sunday Emil Klaus set fire to all of his farm buildings and then slashed his throat with a razor. He lost his wife six months ago and has been crazed with grief ever since. He was the wealthiest farmer in the Avondale district. All of the buildings were burned to the ground excepting the stone residence. Neighbors were attracted by the fire and found Klaus in the field nearby just as he expired. He had a revolver with him to end his life in case the razor failed. He was 45 years old.
Katherine Klaus – Pueblo Chieftain – September 30, 1912 - The funeral of Katherine Klaus was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Undertaking Company's parlors, and at 2:30 o'clock from the German Lutheran Church. The Rev. Brauer officiated. The floral offerings were numerous and the church was packed with sorrowing friends of the deceased. The pall bearers were: James Hall, Jake Geiser, Gus Nolty, Ed Knittle, Geo. Newmon and Lawrence Tahler. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn.
Klee, Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Klee - Rocky Mountain News – November 20, 1911, Page 8 - Benjamin Franklin Klee - Noted Pioneer, Famed as an Indian Fighter, Head of Militia During Strike in Cripple Creek District. Died in a hospital in Salt Lake City, from cancer of the stomach. General Klee went to Utah from Denver three years ago, making the headquarters of his Montana mining enterprises there. Born in Andernoch, Germany, Christmas day, 1853, came to American at age 15. Continued his education in the German public schools in the United States, taking a course in the School of Design, Pittsburg, Pa. He quit school when border warfare with the Indians on the Texas plains and took up sabre and carbine for his new county. Enlisted with the Fourth U S Cavalry and saw considerable active service on the frontier. Received several wounds, and won an enviable record of fearlessness and courage. Came to Colorado in 1879, settling in San Juan County, where he was a pioneer. Engaged in mining. Klee organized and captained a company of rangers who were active in curtailing the depredations of the Ute's. In 1887 Klee was elected Colonel of Second regiment, C. N. C., headquartered in Pueblo, organized Elks Lodge No. 90, and was first exalted ruler. Appointed by Gov. Cooper adjutant General of Colorado in 1889. He handled the strife between capital and unionism in the mining districts. General Klee is probably best known for his part in the Cripple Creek labor trouble, having been call from retirement in 1893 to cope with the tense situation in the great gold camp. (Includes photo) Rocky Mountain News – December 4, 1911, Page 2 - Elks Memorial Service News Article - Benjamin Franklin Klee is listed along with 18 other members who died in 1911.
Alice Kleemeyer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2003 - Alice Kleemeyer, 90, passed away March 13, 2003. Survived by her daughters, Arlene D. (Dalton) Clark and LaRee (Daniel H.) Cooper; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter; and son, Joe Gough. Per family requests, no viewing. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Klein, Arthur Lee
Arthur Lee Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2004 - Arthur Lee Klein, 97, passed away Oct. 13, 2004. Survived by daughter, Wanda (Clarence) Wehnes; grandchildren, Lee (Janice) Wehnes, David (Deb) Wehnes, Elaine (Thomas J.) Brown; also survived by numerous grandchildren. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colo. Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation through the funeral home.
Klein, Gayle Avis
Gayle Avis Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2000 - Gayle Avis Klein, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 15, 2000. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Henry Klein - World Independent – September 8, 1952 - Former Resident Henry Klein Dies On West Coast - Funeral services were held last week in Albany, California, for Henry I. Klein who died there unexpectedly last Sunday. A native of Walsenburg, Klein had resided in that city for the past three years. He was employed as an auto mechanic there. He belonged to Huerfano Lodge No. 27, AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory Valley of Pueblo Orient of Colorado and Canon City lodge No. 610 and the B.P.O. Elks. Survivors are his wife, Gwendolyn, daughter, Audrey Smith, both of Albany, mother, Mrs. Minnie Klein of San Diego; two sisters, Rose Graves of Berkeley, and Myrtle Nelson of San Diego, and five brothers, Otto of Denver, Harry of Albuquerque, N.M., George of Berkeley, Arthur of Pueblo, and Fred of Albany.
Henry (“Pappy”) Klein - Brandon Bell - November 29, 1912 - Henry (“Pappy”) Klein, dean of the Colorado hotel keepers and veteran of the Civil War, was buried in the Masonic cemetery at Walsenburg.
Klein, Kathryn F.
Kathryn F. Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Kathryn F. Klein was born Aug. 22, 1904, in Walsenburg, Colo., and passed away Dec. 9, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. She was a longtime Pueblo resident and member of Ascension Episcopal Church and a 50-year member of Royal Neighbors. Mrs. Klein taught at Ritter School in La Veta. Survived by her husband, Arthur Lee Klein, of the family home; daughter, Leona Mae (Eldon) Dick; brother, Dave Firm; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and an aunt, Margaret Garren. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 1987, La Veta Cemetery, La Veta, Colo.
Klein, Mabel R.
Mabel R. Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2002 - Mabel R. Klein, 92, passed away Aug. 16, 2002. Survived by her grandchildren, Michael (Kathy) Lipford, Roy (Patti) Lipford and Teri (Richard) Van Ostrand, all of Pueblo and Pamela Lipford of Denver; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Klein on July 24, 1978; son, LeRoy S. Lipford on March 8, 2002; and sisters, Elsie Branum and Blanche Mattson. Mabel was born April 28, 1910, in Elkton, Ky. She worked in the restaurant business for many years and also owned and operated Mabel's Coffee Shop in the Thatcher Building. Former member of Faith United Methodist Church, Ruhamah Temple No. 71, Daughters of the Nile, Pueblo Chapter No. 7, O.E.S., Social Star of Rebekah No. 2, Royal Neighbors of America and Steel City Eagles Aux. 3367. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests no food or flowers. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.
Madeline Klein - Walsenburg World - February 16, 1889 - Died - At Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, February 10, 1899, Madeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Klein, aged 7 years, 3 months and 12 days. The remains were brought to Walsenburg for interment and the funeral services took place from the residence of Mr. Harry Gordon Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Klein were formerly residents of this city and have a wide circle of friends who extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents. (Same column) A Card of Thanks - To our very kind and sympathetic friends we desire to extend our most heartfelt thanks for their kindness and tender sympathy extended during our late bereavement. Max Klein and Family
Steve "Buckaroo" Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2002 - Steve "Buckaroo" Klein, 57, of La Junta, died unexpectedly April 27, 2002, in Pueblo. Steve worked more than 30 years as a railroader, most of that time out of Pueblo and Alamosa. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, at the United Methodist Church in La Junta. His ashes will be scattered on his ranch at a later date.
Klein, Walter H.
Walter H. Klein – Albuquerque Journal – September 26, 2001 - Walter H. Klein, a six year resident of Jemez Springs died on Sept 24, 2001. He was 49. He was the last baby born in the Army Hospital in Los Alamos on Dec. 30, 1951 to Walter and Margaret Klein. During his last six years back in New Mexico, he worked for Los Alamos County, owned Tony's Pizzeria Restaurant, and recently bought the La Cueva Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Judith "Leithe"; three stepsons, Robert, Stephen and Michael Vasile of Glendora, CA; his mother, Margaret Klein of Rio Rancho; siblings, John Klein and wife, Mo of Rio Rancho, Jerry Klein and wife, Yvonne of Naperville Illinois, Jimmy Klein of Rio Rancho, Carolyn and husband, Ruben Valverde of Farmington, Ed Klein of Albuquerque and Kim and husband, Gerald Nicoli of Trinidad, CO. Additional survivors include 13 nieces and nephews; and a grandchild due in January. A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church on Monday, October 1, 2001 in Jemez Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary at 369 Montezuma #130 in Santa Fe, NM 87501 will be appreciated greatly. Potluck lunch to follow services at the La Cueva Lodge in La Cueva. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008
Klein, William Arthur
William Arthur Klein - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 1999 - William Arthur Klein, 73, passed away April 4, 1999. Born February 2, 1926, in Shinan Fu Hupeh, China to Reverend Herman and Edna Klein. Preceded in death by his parents- brother, Joseph- stepmother, Ruth- and grandson, Kyle. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Jean- son, Russell (Venus)- daughters, Beverly(Ron) and Pat- eight grandchildren- one great-grandson- five brothers, Bob(June), Dick (Irene), Ray (Rachel), Tom (Marge) and Jim (Jackie)- four sisters, Dorothy, Ruth (Roy), Lois (Byron) and Nicki (Gary)- and many nieces and nephews. William served his country in the Air Force during WWII. He was a general agent for Aid Association for Lutherans and a realtor for Century 21.He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends and relatives from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 275 W. John Powell Blvd., Pueblo West, with Pastor Don Barber officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. There will be a reception after the interment at the church fellowship hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or Trinity Luthern School through the funeral home.
Charles "Dutch" Kleinbach - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1997 - Charles "Dutch" Kleinbach, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at his home in Aguilar, Colo. Among his survivors are his wife, Pearl, and son, Jon of Aguilar. s will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, in the Davis Family Chapel of Campbell Lewis Mortuary. Friends wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution to the Aguilar Community Presbyterian Church or charity of choice.
Kleinheim, Charles C.
Charles C. Kleinheim - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2006 - Charles C. "Chuck" Kleinheim, 81, born June 29, 1925, in Evansville, Ind., passed away Dec. 11, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lela Marie Kleinheim. Survived by his loving and caring wife of 54 years, Rose Kleinheim; and children, Gary (Mary) Kleinheim, Steve Kleinheim, Charlene "Daisy" (Frank) Catalano, and Scott (Monica) Kleinheim; grandfather of Laura (Andrew) Skull, Melissa (Tim) McMath and Scotty Kleinheim Jr.; great-grandfather of Jade, Ethan and Brandon Skull. Charles was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired from Meadow Gold after 25 years of service, and then retired from School District No. 60 after 16 years of service. Charles was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, and was a founding member of Holy Family Church. He was an avid sports fan who loved watching college basketball and the Broncos, had a great sense of humor and loved people. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church, followed by cremation. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Charles' memory to Holy Family Church.
Klement, Theresa D.
Theresa D. Klement - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2002 - Age 88, of Pueblo, passed away March 19, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Klement; mother, Felepita Olguin Vigil; father, Jose Eliseo Vigil; brothers, Miguel A. Vigil and Thomas A. Vigil; and sisters, Isabel Martinez and Lucy Casados. Survived by brothers, Victor (Sarah) Vigil and Joseph F. Vigil, Pueblo; sister, Sue Young, New Orleans, La.; sons, Gene Esquibel, Pueblo, and Edward (Cheryl) Esquibel, Butte, Mont.; daughters, Susan Alarid and Phyllis (Delmar) Reeves, Pueblo; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved the outdoors and was an avid sports fan and artist. Viewing, from 2 to 6 p.m. today and vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Leander Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the Funeral Mass.
Christopher Klemovec - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1998 - Christopher Klemovec. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.
Klikus, Frank Stanley
Frank Stanley Klikus – Huerfano World – May 31, 2001 - Frank Stanley Klikus, 83, of La Veta, died Saturday, May 26, 2001. Klikus was born on June 22, 1917 in Ojo, Colo., to John and Mary Klikus. He is survived by his wife, Anna Maria Klikus, La Veta; a son, J. J. (Donna Fair) Klikus, Colorado Springs; Sherrie Klikus, mother of Frank's grandchildren, T. C. and Kelsi Klikus; sisters, Alice Kopine, Yuma, and Helen Beach, Denver; brother-in-law, Frank Sedey, California; nieces, Wilma Bruce, Denver, and Dorothy Blach, Yuma; nephews, Billy Sedey, California, Owen Beach, Jr., Denver, Ed and Bob Phillips, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe S. and John Klikus; sisters, May Wilkowsky, Anne Phillips and Katheryn Sedey. Funeral services were held Wednesday with James A. Boies officiating. Interment in the La Veta Cemetery.
Klikus, John M.
John M. Klikus - Huerfano World - October 25, 1990 - John M. Klikus, known as Johnny, 82, of La Veta, died in Mercy Hospital, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1990. Mr. Klikus had been in poor and failing health for the past few years after he broke his hip. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Born at Maitland Coal Camp Mar. 10, 1908, he was reared in the coal Camp until his father homesteaded west of La Veta in the Ojo and Oakview area. As a young man he began working in the coal mine and on the family homestead. The Klikus family had their own coal mine which they worked until the early 1940's at which time they leased the mine to others. Mr. Klikus was the foreman, but his father was the "boss". After leasing the coal mine his main interests were in a Hereford cattle ranch and the farming of hay and grain with his brothers Joe and Frank. Mr. Klikus, who had never married, is survived by two brothers Joe and Frank Klikus, La Veta; four sisters, Mary Wilkowsky, Denver; Alice Kopine, La Veta; Katherine Sedey, Monrovia, CA, and Helen Beach, Denver; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg.
Howard Kline - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2000 - Howard Kline, 82, of Rye, passed away Oct. 25, 2000, after a bravely fought battle. A quiet, gentle man, Howard was well loved by family and friends. He is now rejoined with his beloved wife, Ruth, who preceded him in death. His daughters, Janet and Paula; brothers, Arva and Charles; and sister, Erma, also preceded him in death. Howard was born in the family farmhouse in Kansas. He moved to Colorado in 1940. His love of the mountains and nature was apparent by all who knew him. A wonderful parent, grandparent and friend and neighbor, he will be greatly missed by his daughter, Kay (Tim) Graham; grandchildren, Howard (Connie) Stewart, Jeannine Stewart, Matt (Donna) Graham, Kristyn Graham and her fiancé, Brian; seven great-grandchildren; former son-in-law, Jerry (Mary Jo) Stewart; and most recent special friend, Frank Mitchell. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Inurnment to be at Brookside Cemetery, Rye, at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, Colo., 81003, in memory of Mr. Kline.
Ruth Kline - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2000 - Ruth Kline, 82, of Rye, passed away after a brief illness. Mrs. Kline was a highly respected educator, having spent 33 years of her life working as a teacher after earning her degree at the Baker University in Baldwin, Kan., in the spring of 1939. She instilled in her family a high regard for education and community service. During her professional years, she served in many capacities by sponsoring various clubs, classes and student council organizations. She, along with her beloved husband, Howard, carried this love for youth to her family --- children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her most cherished possessions. Ruth was preceded in death by two daughters, Paula Kline and Janet Stewart. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Howard; daughter, Kay (Tim) Graham of Pueblo; brother, Arthur (Hazel) Clayton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Ruth's name.
Kling, Malcolm Howard
Malcolm Howard Kling - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2002 - Age 68, passed away Feb. 9, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard Percy Kling and Maryann Kling. Mr. Kling is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Ruth Ann Kling; children, Timothy (Clara) Kling, Colleen (Greg) Peterson, Kathleen (Michael) Mora and Molly (Victor) Leri; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, E.B. Kirkbride and Demi Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews. Malcolm was self-employed for 30 years and was know as the Foosball Man. He served in the U.S. Army as a missile technician. He also loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and working in his yard. He will be remembered as a loving father, dedicated husband and a friend to everyone. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Military honors will be presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive guests after the services at 445 Brentwood Drive.
Klingensmith, William P.
William P. "Bill" Klingensmith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1998 - William P. "Bill" Klingensmith, 80, a lifetime resident of Crowley County, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at the La Junta Hospital. Survived by his wife, Mabel, of the family home- two sisters, Margaret Barz of Gunnison, and Frances Lenox of Loveland- and nieces and nephews. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at United Methodist Church in Ordway with burial at Ordway Cemetery. Visitation from 2-6 p.m. Monday, and from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday.
Klink, Charles Alex
Charles Alex Klink - News-Capital & Democrat – August 19, 2006 - McAlester, OK - Charles Alex Klink, 84, of McAlester, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at McAlester Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Krebs First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Stanfield officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service. The family will receive friends for visitation this evening from 6 to 8 at Bishop's. Pallbearers include his children and grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers include Gene Engleman, Gene Heathcock, Leroy Connors, Leroy Weeks, Jim McConathy, Al Jarrett, Marvin Goodson, Johnny Springer, Ralph Lalli, Don Hudson, Jerry London and Cambell Gore. Born Oct. 20, 1921, in Krebs, to Alex and Tenie Leweday Klink, he received his elementary schooling in Krebs and Walsenburg, Colo. and graduated from McAlester High School in the class of 1939. He then worked for Dr. Pepper Love Bottling Company and Ford Motor Company in Muskogee. In 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps and became a flight engineer and received many hours of flying time during World War II. He was released from military service in 1946 and after a short period of time working as an electrician at the United States Naval Ammunition Depot, he then worked for the Bull Shoals Dam Construction. He met his future wife, Edith Edwards, who was employed as a registered nurse at the dam construction site and they were married on June 6, 1951, in Krebs. He then was the head of the electrical department at the U.S.N.A.D. for 23 years and at that time employed 95 men as electricians and helpers. He became the supervisor of all utilities for three years before retiring with 37 years of service. He was a longtime member of the Krebs First Baptist Church, where he led the song services for many years. He was instrumental in organizing the Fourth Sunday Men's Breakfast which has been in existence for 30 years with a high attendance of more than 60 men. He was also part of the leadership that included Jerry London, Gene Heathcock and Don Hudson for the construction of the new church building which started on Feb. 22, 1971, and was completed in about four years. He was also a member of the Harrison-Powers Post No. 79, American Legion. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Joquita Klink, of Krebs, John and Vickie Klink, of McAlester; four grandchildren, Jason Klink and wife, Angela, of Krebs, Jeremy Klink and wife, Audra, of Norman, Justin Klink, of McAlester, Ashley Klink, of Krebs; three great-grandchildren, Alexia Pearson Klink, Tyler Klink and Madelyn Klink, and a sister and brother-in-law, LaVerna Mae and Jeff Jefferson, of Muskogee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Tenie Klink, and his wife, Edith Klink, on June 22, 2005.
Erlyne Klinker - Huerfano World - July 27, 2000 - Erlyne Klinker, 72, of Russells Point, OH, formerly of Walsenburg, died July 19, 2000 in Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, OH. Born Oct. 15, 1927 in Lima, OK to the late Charles and Alta Hayden Schreiber, she was a retired physician's assistant. She married Donald E. Klinker, Oct. 5, 1952. Mrs. Klinker was a graduate of Maumee Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, OH and a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point. Survivors include her husband, Donald E., Russells Point; four sons, Robert E. (Dora), Huntsville, 0H, William E. (Marilyn), Lakeview, OH, Charles A. (Jean), Belle Center, OH, and D. Eric (Sandy), Plain City, OH; 12 grandchildren six great-grandchildren, two sisters, Nancy (Peter) Ross, Walsenburg, and Marguerite Schreiber, Denver; one brother, Lewis (Patricia) Schreiber, Lima; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two daughters, Theresa Marie and Mary Katherine. Funeral service was at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial was in Huntsville, OH Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Catholic Relief Service and/or Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101.
Klintz, Daniela J.
Daniela J. Klintz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2003 - Daniela J. Klintz, 95, born Nov. 22, 1907, passed away Aug. 3, 2003. Survived by her niece and nephew, who were also her caregivers, Donna and Tim Taylor; sister, Erma Drobnitch; sister-in-law, Louise Klintz; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Daniela retired as the office manager for Weicker Moving and Storage Co. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Klintz, Edward L.
Edward L. Klintz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1987 - Edward L. Klintz, 507 Minnequa, March 21, 1987. Husband of Mrs. Louise Klintz. Father of Michael (Annalee) Klintz, Pueblo, and Mary Lou (Kenneth) Harger, Albuquerque, N.M. Brother of Josephine (John) Drobnitch, Littleton, Mary (Paul) Thomas, Riverside, Calif., Daniela Klintz, Erin a (Joe) Drobnitch, Sylvia Klintz, all of Pueblo. Brother-in-law of Pauline Klintz, Pueblo. Grandfather of Danielle and Nathan Harger and Nicholas Klintz. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Klintz; a brother, Jerry Klintz; and sisters, Frances Hochevar and Grace Ann Wagner. Mr. Klintz was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired clerk from the U.S. Post Office and a member of KSKJ St. Joseph Lodge No. 7. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Cremation, Almont Crematory, and inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit donations of food. Family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room following the rosary and Mass.
Klintz, Sylvia P.
Sylvia P. Klintz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Sylvia P. Klintz, 82, passed away Feb. 8, 2000. Survived by her sisters, Daniela Klintz and Erma Drobnitch; and sister-in-law, Louise Klintz, all of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Paul Thomas, of California; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosary, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home office.
Klipfel, Alta F.
Alta F. Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2004 - Alta F. Klipfel went to be with the Lord March 2, 2004. Alta was born in Pueblo on May 12, 1938, and lived in Beulah all her life. She is survived by her children, Wesley (Rhonda) Klipfel of Tennessee, Kurt Klipfel of Canon City, Marlana (Kevin) Gaietto and Sharon Klipfel, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Megan, Wesley Kent Klipfel, Kelsy and Daniel Gaietto. Private graveside service will be held in the Beulah Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, in the Beulah Valley Baptist Church. Donations in memory of Mrs. Klipfel may be made to the Audubon Society direct or through the mortuary.
Klipfel, Charles H. Jr.
Charles H. Klipfel Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2000 - Charles H. Klipfel Jr., of Powell, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born March 15, 1935, in Pueblo, Colo., to the late C. Herman Klipfel and the late Edna Faye (Lemmon) Klipfel. Mr. Klipfel was a longtime resident of Colorado before moving to Ohio in 1997. A veteran of the United States Marine Corp., Korean Conflict, Mr. Klipfel was the general manager at Vidmar Motor Company for many years before moving to Colorado Springs where he worked at Daniels Chevrolet until his retirement in March of 1997. A friend to and loved by all who knew him, he was a longtime member of the Pueblo Jeep Club. He was a skilled craftsman in many ways who especially enjoyed woodworking. He was preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Howard, Charlene Darr, and Patricia Hutcherson. Mr. Klipfel will be sadly missed by his wife of 14 years, Debra; his daughter, Lissa (Rick) Driscoll, Virgin Islands; daughter, Angela Burns, Ohio; his sons, Charles Klipfel, Pueblo, and Randy Klipfel, California; his brother, Mitch Klipfel, Nevada; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 128 Broadway Ave., Pueblo, Colo. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
David Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1999 - David Klipfel of Beulah passed away at Parkview Hospital Dec. 13, 1999. Born July 21, 1947, in Pueblo. David fought a courageous battle against cancer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 18 years, Maxine Klipfel; a very special daughter, Michelle Marron, whom he loved very much; parents, Hugh and Anna Mae Klipfel; sister, Deanna Kirby; very special niece, Janelle Kirby; special in-laws, Rudy and Henrietta Salazar; brothers-in-law, Rudy and Robert Salazar; sister-in-law, Mary Salazar; future son-in-law, Fred Holderness; Ward (Saundra) Holderness; relatives, John (Nadene) Verna, Gus (Betty) Veltri, John Rusick, Marge Rusick, John and Fay Hadwiger; and friend, Orlando Sandoval. Dave had many special relatives and friends, too many to mention, and he cared for all. Dave worked for the Pueblo Board of Water Works for 33 years. Dave has many special friends who worked with him and special doctors who cared for him: Dr. Steven Nafziger, Dr. Paul Smith, Dr. Marlow Sloan and Father Mike DeSciose, chaplain at Parkview. Dave loved the outdoors, mountains, fishing, getting together with friends and especially being with his wife, Maxine. They were always together. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Beulah Fire Department and Ambulance in his memory.
Klipfel, Goldia M.
Goldia M. Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2001 - Age 85, a longtime resident of Beulah, passed away Feb. 26, 2001, in Canon City, joining her late and beloved husband, Beverly. Goldia was born to the union of Ivan and Ollie Hankla, Jan.17, 1916, and spent her childhood growing up in the Burnt Mill area. Goldia was a 1933 graduate of Centennial High School in Pueblo. She often reminisced about her school days and fondly remembered her hard-earned, scholastic achievements, including many spelling bee awards. In 1934, Goldia married Beverly Klipfel in Canon City and built their home in Beulah, the same home in which Goldia lived the remainder of her life. Goldia will always be remembered for the remarkable works she could create with her hands, from the beautiful gardens in her yard to her State Fair Champion needlepoint artwork. The love of her life was her only child, Willard (Kathy) Klipfel of Colorado City, who survives her. She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Chuck (Dawn) Klipfel, Jim (Lisa) Klipfel and Cynde (James) Bimbi; great-grandchildren, Cody, Christen, Colt, Catelyn, Cashion, Kayla, Clay, Jenna, Britta and Kelby; sisters, Phyllis Laughlin, Sylvia (Floyd) Fletcher and Dora “Fid” Davis; and one loving brother, Edward (Arlene) Hankla. Goldia is also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters . Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, officiated by the Rev. James Bimbi. Both to be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at the Beulah Cemetery will conclude the services for Goldia M. Klipfel.
Klipfel, Hugh L.
Hugh L. "Wimpy" Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2003 - Hugh L. "Wimpy" Klipfel, 85, passed away Dec. 2, 2003. He is preceded in death by his son, David Klipfel, Dec. 13, 1999; his sisters, Fern Holland and Helen Ahlers; his brothers, Emmett Klipfel, Beverly Klipfel, Herman Klipfel and Wesley Klipfel. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Klipfel; daughter, Deanna Kirby of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Janelle Kirby and Michelle Holderness; daughter-in-law, Maxine (Klipfel) Hannafious; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Special thanks go to his caregivers, Annette, Selina, Dannel and Gina, and to the many friends who helped him. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2003, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to “Doctors Without Borders,” 6 E. 39th St., Eighth Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016.
Klipfel, John M.
John M. Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1999 - John M. Klipfel died last Thursday morning in the workshop behind his Fort Morgan home. John was born Oct. 13, 1949, to Howard and Leah Cook Klipfel in Beulah, Colo. He was the youngest of four children and attended public schools both in Beulah and Pueblo. He graduated from South High School in Pueblo with the class of 1967. All through high school he had developed a deep love of cattle ranching and had competed in several rodeos. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam and in Germany until being discharged in 1972. He then made his home in Brush where he worked for Walkers. He then worked for Segelke's Well Service in Wiggins. It was there that he met Marilyn Jones. They were married in Fort Morgan on April 8, 1973. At the time of their marriage he was working for Duane and Naomi Wood. The couple moved to Brush in 1977 where he worked for the Livestock Exchange until being employed by Canfield Drilling for 171/2 years. The couple moved to the Hillrose area in 1987 and to Fort Morgan in 1998. John had worked with the Parks and Street Department of the city of Fort Morgan and had just recently started his own furniture and remodeling business. He was a member of the Beulah Methodist Church, the Nestor Farms Team of the Brush Bowling League, Fort Morgan Conservation Club, the NRA and had served on the Hillrose Board of Directors. He was a former member of 4-H. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Fort Morgan; two sons, Jay, serving with the U.S. Navy stationed in Fallon, Nev., and Jim Bob and his wife Melissa of Alola, Ore.; by his parents, Howard and Leah Klipfel of Beulah; one brother, Howard of Pueblo; two sisters, Margie Anderson of California and Marilyn Brehe of Ilif. There are two grandchildren, his mother-in-law, Hazel Jones of Fort Morgan, and several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Following cremation, memorial services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Jolliffe Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Tarman officiating. Memorials may be made to the John Klipfel Memorial Fund in care of the family or Jolliffe Mortuary, P.O. Box 602, Fort Morgan, Colo., 80701.
Klipfel, Leah Marjory
Leah Marjory Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2006 - Leah Marjory Klipfel passed away April 8, 2006, at her home in Beulah. She was born in Ransom, Kan., on Nov. 10, 1917. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Howard F. Klipfel; children, Margie (Andy) Anderson, Oakdale, Calif., Howard W. (Carol) Klipfel, Pueblo, Marilyn (Kent) Brehe, Beulah; and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Klipfel, Fort Morgan, Colo. Leah also is survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milford Nile and Agnes Cook; her brother, Wesley Cook; and her son, John. Leah was a member of the Beulah Methodist Church, active in the Beulah Hobby Club, Methodist Women's Circle, Extension Homemakers, was a co-founder of the Beulah Quilter's Club and was a Cub Scout Leader in Beulah for many years. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Beulah Methodist Church.
Klipfel, Marilyn Jane
Marilyn Jane Klipfel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1986 - Marilyn Jane Klipfel, late of 163 Princeton, died Saturday, July 5, at the family home. Survived by husband, Charles H. Klipfel Jr. of the family home; children, Charles H. (Diane) Klipfel III, Pueblo; Randy Klipfel, Durango; Lissa (Rick) Driscoll, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Also survived by seven grandchildren; mother, Clara Decker, Pueblo; one brother, Richard (Arlene) Decker, Fountain; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Born July 15, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan. Pueblo resident since 1950. Married Charles H. Klipfel Jr., March 15, 1956, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Louis L. Decker, Dec. 30, 1985. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Roche officiating. Family will meet friends following the service at 163 Princeton.
John Klobas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: John Klobas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. John Klobas: Austrian, age 30, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
Klock, Joseph Roy
Joseph Roy Klock - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2005 - Joseph Roy Klock, 83, went to be with the Lord, May 13, 2005. Born July 17, 1921, in Florence, Colo., the youngest of five siblings to Mattie and Russell Klock. Friendly, generous, and loved by all, he leaves behind his beloved wife of 55 years, Marty; sons, Steve, Mark (Sheila) and Jeff; adored grandchildren, Jake, Holly, Becca; special nieces, Linda (Muggins), Cindy; nephew, Rich; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He spent the Great Depression years on beloved Colorado ranch, attended a one-room school house built by his father and brothers, and graduated from Florence High School. As a civilian, he worked on a fuel storage system on Oahu for the WWII effort, witnessing the infamous Pearl Harbor attack. He served in the Navy (Alameda and Honolulu), attended San Jose State, and worked on the Northern Cal Railroad between Tiburon and Willits. Klock had a long career with the U.S. Postal Service as superintendent of mails and was acting post master in Pueblo, retiring in 1977. Past member of Navigators, Kiwanis, Gideons, Labor Board, Postal Union, Pueblo Christian Center Board and church choir. His interests included get-togethers with family and friends, singing hymns, walking his dogs, Missy and Kelsey at the Riverwalk, living life with “great experience” and laughing Ñ which is “good for what ails you.” Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Boulevard, followed by military honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations preferred in lieu of flowers for a memorial bench and plaque at Joe's beloved Riverwalk, to Harp Foundation 719-295-7238.
Kloenne, Amelia C.
Amelia C. Kloenne - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1921 - The funeral of Mrs. Amelia C. Kloenne was held from the United Davis-Vories chapel yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Fred Zimmerman officiated. Mrs. S. C. Ainley, accompanied by Mrs. H. L. Rowe, sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "Face to Face" and "Abide With Me." The pall bearers were H. A. Hiler, Wm. A. Rodgers, P. Shultz, D. D. Downey, H. E. Davis and C. D. Unfug. Burial was in Roselawn.
Klug, James A.
James A. Klug - Wray Rattler - January 14, 1910 - James A. Klug, who was drowned in Lake Minnequa, at Pueblo, on the 2d inst., and was believed to have been a Knoxville, Tenn., man, was later identified as the new superintendent of the Pueblo Gas Company. He had been in Pueblo only a few days, arriving from Denver, where he was connected with the Gas and Electric Company. His home was in Arcadia, Wis.
Klug, James F.
James F. Klug – Pueblo Star Journal – January 3, 1910 – Supt. J. F. Klug Of Gas Company Drowned Skating At Minnequa – James F. Klug, superintendent of the Pueblo Gas & Fuel Company, was drowned while skating at Lake Minnequa yesterday afternoon. Mr. Klug was skating backwards and skated into the open water near the intake of the lake. The ice seldom freezes at this point and it is supposed Klug, being unfamiliar with the lake did not know of the open water. William Hayes, watchman at the lake, secured a boat and with a grappling hook succeeded in recovering the body within about half an hour after the accident. James F. Klug came to Pueblo 6 December from Knoxville, Tenn., to take the position of superintendent of the Pueblo Gas & Fuel Co. He was about 24 years of age and unmarried. It is believed his relatives are now in Wisconsin and efforts are being made to communicate with them by the officials of the gas company. The remains will be held at Mc Mahon & Collier's until relatives have been communicated with and no arrangements will be made until they have been heard from.
Klumpp, Sarah Frances
Sarah Frances Klumpp - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2005 - Sarah Frances Klumpp passed away Jan. 15, 2005, in Pueblo. She was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Avondale. Sarah was preceded in death by her son, John Liedy Gates Holliday. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.
Klun, Joseph L. Sr.
Joseph L. Klun Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1998 - Joseph L. Klun Sr., born Jan. 1, 1913, in Pueblo, passed away Oct. 23, 1998. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dolores K. Klun, May 12, 1998. Survived by children, Kathy (Tom) Garnett, Janet Lanigan, Mary (Tim) Yates, Joseph (Donna) Klun, Tom Klun and Mike (Sissie) Klun. Grandfather of Jonthan and Michael Garnett, Tyler Yates, Jeremiah, Kristyn, Joseph and Kellee Klun. Also survived by his sister, Mary Klun- sisters-in-law, Anne Klun, Mary Louise (Clarence) Stanko- brother-in-law, Bill (Mary) Barbich- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death also by brother, Tony Klun. Mr. Klun was a longtime farmer in the Vineland community. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., St. Mary Church. The family will greet friends in the church reception hall following the rosary. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Klun, Mary A.
Mary A. Klun - Pueblo Chieftain- April 06, 2001 - Mary A. Klun, age 95, born Nov. 12, 1905, passed away April 4, 2001. She is survived by her sisters, Pauline Weber and Helen Villers; and sister-in-law, Anna Klun. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Joan (Jon) Mihalick, Kathy (Tom) Garnett, Fannie Stuart, Jack (Brenda) Klun, Joe (Donna) Klun Jr., Tom Klun, Mike (Stephanie) Klun, Mary (Tim) Yates, Janet Lanigan and Dale (Peggy) Villers, as well as numerous grandnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Johanna Klun; brothers, Tony and Joe Klun; and sister, Jennie Condon. She worked for the U.S. Treasury Dept. in Chicago for 40 years and moved to Pueblo in 1992. While she lived in Pueblo, she took great pride in attending daily Mass at Holy Family Church and considered the parish community to be her second family. Funeral Mass, Friday, 2 p.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Holy Family Church Hall following the interment. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Life Care Center and the nurses and doctors at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Church in her memory.
Klune, Frank M.
Frank M. Klune - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1987 - Frank M. Klune passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday, Feb. 13, 1987. Husband of Rose, to whom he was married 40 years. Father of Rosemary (Gary) Herndon. Brother of Joseph (Ruth) Klune. Grandfather of Shannon and Melissa Herndon, Robert Jr., and Michael Simonich. Also survived by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father and mother, Joseph and Frances Klune, and sister, Frances Babich. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in England and was discharged in February 1946. Employed by CF&I for 30 years in the Oil House, retiring in 1971. He has pursued hobbies of gardening, woodworking and small appliance repair since retirement. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside honors by Pueblo Ritual Team. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home, and from 9 a.m. to time of mass on Tuesday at the church. Friends may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mayernick, 2510 Jones. Family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be given to St. Francis Xavier Church in his memory.
Mark Klune - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2006 - Mark Klune, 89, of Pueblo, passed away April 10, 2006. Mark was born July 4, 1916, in Yugoslavia. Mr. Klune is survived by children, Markanna (Bob) Small of Germantown, Tenn., and Mark (Yvonne) Klune of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous extended family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Beth Klune; grandson, Tim Small; mother, Antonia Klune; brothers, John and Eddie Klune. Mark was a veteran of WWII. He retired from the CF&I as chief clerk of the Wire Mill, after 35 years, then moved to the mountains in Canon City, where he loved to hunt and fish. He eventually returned to Pueblo. The family would like to express a sincere thanks to special caregivers: nieces, Charlene (Klune) Leonard, Trudy (Ahlin) and James Wallace; and the staff of Sharmar Nursing Home. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, April 12, 2006. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2006; both services, Roselawn Funeral Home. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to your favorite charity in honor of Mark.
Marybeth Klune - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1998 - Marybeth Klune, 80, of Pueblo passed away Oct. 15, 1998. Survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Mark Klune- daughter, Markanna (Robert) Small- son, Mark A. (Yvonne) Klune- eight grandchildren- and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.
Klune, Pauline R.
Pauline R. Klune - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 1987 - Pauline R. Klune, 80, late of 1004 S. Santa Fe, passed away Sept. 1, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her husband, John; daughter, Charlene (James) Leonard; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Melissa Leonard; sisters, Olga (Charles) Mihelich, Pueblo, Louise Lain, California; sister-in-law, Pauline Pauchick; brothers-in-law, Mark (Mary Beth) Klune and Alex Richardson; numerous nieces and nephews. A lifetime Pueblo resident; married for almost 50 years. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2; rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Mary Church, with Father Alan Schwab officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens; Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at 90 Radcliff.
Elaine Kmetz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1975 - Mrs. Elaine Kmetz, of La Veta, February 14, 1975. Wife of John Kmetz, La Veta. Aunt of Mrs. Lucille Rhoades, Mrs. Agnes La Belle, Phoenix, Ariz., and Warren Wienland, Denver. CDA Tabernacle Rosary 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Boies Almont chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 2 p.m. Monday, Christ the King Church, in La Veta. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.
Kmetz, Gladys Wilson
Gladys Wilson Kmetz - Pueblo Chieftain – March 10, 2004 – Gladys Wilson Kmetz, of La Veta, died Saturday, March 6, 2004. Survived by a daughter, Karen (Felix) Ortiz, La Veta; a sister, Mildred McLachlan, Alamosa; niece, Adrianne (Stephen) Nye, Nevada; nephews, Harold (La Vona) Wilson, Randy (Kathy) Wilson, Pueblo, Myrtis (Maya) Wilson, Italy; granddaughter, Linda (Greg) Ortiz, Pueblo; numerous great-grandchildren, cousins, great-nieces and -nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Kmetz. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, La Veta Cemetery, La Veta, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the La Veta Cemetery.
John Kmetz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 1979 - John Kmetz. Private graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment La Veta Cemetery. Brother of Tom Kmetz and uncle of Miss Karen Kmetz, Mrs. Arline Smirch and several other nieces.
Thomas Kmetz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1987 - Thomas Kmetz of La Veta, June 11, 1987. Husband of Gladys Kmetz. Father of Karen Kmetz, La Veta. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Arlene Smirch and Lenore Stigall, both of La Veta, and George McLachlan, Alamosa. Private graveside service, La Veta Cemetery. Mr. Kmetz will lie in state after noon Friday at the funeral home.
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