Jacob G. ‘Jack’ Kloster

Jan. 25, 1943 - Jan. 25, 2007

Jacob G. "Jack" Kloster, 64, a former Sheboygan resident and currently of Oconomowoc, died peacefully on the night of his birthday, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 in Destin, Fla.

Jack was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Manitowoc, to Jacob and Lani (nee Bang) Kloster.

The family moved to Sheboygan in his youth, where he graduated from Sheboygan South High School, Class of 1961. On Aug. 21, 1965, Jack was united in marriage to Susan M. "Susi" Cimarosti of Sheboygan at Holy Name Catholic Church. The couple became Oconomowoc residents in 1978. The couple also has a home in LaValle and for the past two years spent winters in Destin.

He served with the U.S. Army Reserves. For more than 30 years, he was employed by United Parcel Service, primarily in suburban Milwaukee in a management position, until his retirement in 1995. Jack was an auto racing enthusiast who enjoyed vintage motor sports, loved all aspects of trains and was an outdoorsman.

Jack was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife Susi, Jack is survived by his mother, Lani Hislop of Sheboygan, and two children, Stephanie (Jose) Kloster-De La Rosa of Chicago and Jason (Gayle) Kloster of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Joaquin, Austin, Lindsey and Max; brother, Patrick (Joanna) Kloster of Green Bay; his sisters, Nicki (Tom) Entringer off Payson, Ariz., Joan (Charlie) Huibregtse of Oostburg and Marilu (John) Paurich of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his brother, Jerry (Sandy) Kloster of Sheboygan; his stepbrother, Christopher Kloster of Sheboygan, and other relatives.

His father Jacob and stepfather James Hislop preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Holy Name Catholic Church with the church’s pastor, the Rev. James E. Connell, officiating. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. A time of visitation and support will be held at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Donations can be made to the memorial funds established in his name for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin and/or Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin.

Services are entrusted to Ballhorn Chapels of Sheboygan, which can be reached at (920) 457-4455.