Barbara A. Klos, 73

Barbara A. Klos (nee Beck), 73, of West Bend died on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at The Kathy Hospice.

She was born on April 22, 1936, in West Bend to Rudolph and Malinda (nee Bauer) Beck. While growing up in West Bend, she attended local schools and graduated from West Bend High School with the class of 1954.

On Aug. 20, 1955, she was united in marriage to Alexander Klos at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

For 38 years, Barbara worked in the Trust Department of M&I Bank, retiring in 1999. Through out her working life, she truly enjoyed her job and her family of co-workers.

In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, she was an avid reader and enjoyed swimming, biking, all types of music and the family cottage in northern Wisconsin.

Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Alex; her cherished children, Michael Klos of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sharon (Timothy) Fischer of West Bend and Steven Klos of the town of Wayne; four grandchildren, Andrew and Chara Klos, Devon Klos and T.J. Fischer; her mother, Malinda Beck of West Bend; a brother, Bernard (Judy) Beck of West Bend; a sister, Pauline (Phil Schumacher) Beck of Greenfield; three sisters-in-law, Tolly Beck of Suffern, N.Y., Mary Jane Melichar of Cedarburg and Delores Neveux of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Lucy; a brother, Claude; a brother-in-law, Leo Melichar; and her parents in-law, Frank and Johanna Klos.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church only Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online condolences available at