Stanley J. Klausch
March 23, 1937 — Sept. 16, 2017
Stanley J. Klausch, 80, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at his home with his family by his side.
Stanley John Klausch was born on March 23, 1937, the son of Raymond and Marie (nee Tourbier) Klausch at the family home in Watertown. Stan served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He went to MATC and took courses in welding and agriculture. On February 13, 1960, he married Betty Schultz at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington. He worked in maintenance at Carnation in Oconomowoc for 32 years while operating the family farm. He loved his farm and was a good, caring father. His family worked together and was the most important part of his life. He liked collecting knives, hunting and woodworking. Stan was an excellent problem solver and handyman.
Stan is survived by his wife, Betty of Watertown; five children, Jeff (Susan) Klausch of Watertown, Brenda (Carl) Schuhmacher of Ixonia, Cynthia Rampetsreiter of Oregon, Renee (Rob) Schultz of Fox Lake and Theresa (Matt) Napier of Clyman; grandchildren Rick Springhuth, Brianna Klausch, Austin Schuhmacher, Brandon (Emily) Schuhmacher, Christoph Schuhmacher, Zach Rampetsreiter, Hunter Schultz, Karena Schultz and Patrick Napier; two great-grandchildren, Madison Ponsati and Max Ponsati; brother, Russel (Vicki) Klausch of Fox Lake; two sisters, Karren (Bob) Franz of Arizona and Lynn (Jon) Bausoliel of Gurnee, Ill.; and other relatives and friends.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Sherri Ponsati.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 20, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington with the Rev. Paul Burk officiating. Relatives and friends gathered at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon was served at the church immediately following the service. Burial will be at 10 a.m. today at Ebenezer Moravian Cemetery in Watertown.
Memorials would be appreciated to the church or to Madison and Max Ponsati.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 920-261-2218, is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.