Erich F. Klatt, 91

Erich F. Klatt, age 91, of Slinger died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was born on Oct. 31, 1921, in Buckowin, Germany, the son of the late Eduard and Bertha Louisa (nee Weiss) Klatt.

He arrived in America in July 1965 and became a United States citizen. He worked as a masonís laborer until his retirement in October 1986. In 1975, he married Virginia Gebhard (nee Eiche).

Erich was a member of the Wisconsin Laborerís Union, NRA, and Slinger Sportsmenís Club. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and being in the outdoors. He also enjoyed time spent with family and friends telling stories of the ďold country.Ē

Erich is survived by his grandchildren Annette (Scott) Krueger of Slinger, Jeff (Sara) Gebhard; great-grandchildren Chelsea and Cody of Brandon, Wis., and many other friends and family members. He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; son, Dennis; and his brother, Lothar. A funeral service for Erich will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.4, 2012, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend with Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be from 3-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the funeral home only. Private interment to take place at New St. Peterís Cemetery in Slinger.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff of Wellington Place of Hartford and Seasons Hospice for the care and support they have provided for the family.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262) 338-2050