I. Klotz, 88|
I. Klotz, 88, Campbellsport, returned to the loving arms of his Savior on
Dec. 26, 2014. He
was born on April 3, 1926, to Ignatius and Laura (Bohl) Klotz. He was a
fixture on Cherry Street, born and living his entire life there.
On June 2, 1948, he married the
love of his life, Joan E.
He was a lifelong member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, being baptized,
confirmed and married there. He was a parish trustee and cemetery
secretary. He attended Mass faithfully, third row from the back, right
side, (except for this Christmas Eve, when he reluctantly had to sit
elsewhere because his spot was taken).
He served honorably with the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II as a
communications specialist. He was a member of the village band and for
years played taps at Memorial Day and Veterans Day observations.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier until retiring in
1983. He also ran his own business, JK Signs, and painted many signs and
trucks for local businesses.
Many remember him playing Santa Claus for the Lions Club.
He was a talented woodworker and spirited fisherman, having won the “big
fish” contest at the marina in St. Germain in the 1980s. He enjoyed his
retirement years in St. Germain, always welcoming family and friends with
open arms and a cold Hamm’s.
In more recent years, he was a dedicated caregiver to his wife, Joan, and
was always there when his family needed him. He lived by his code of God,
family and country. He
was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, on May 22, 2014, one grandson,
Nick Klotz, on June 19, 2010, and his brother-in-law, Alan
Krueger. He is survived by
his sister Frances Klotz, sister- in-law Dorothy Krueger, and his loving
sons, Joe Jr. (Darc), John (Brenda), of Campbellsport and Jerry (Sharon)
of Mequon. He is further survived by his grandchildren Jill Flitter (Tom),
Jodi Olney (Mike), Jason Klotz (Chelsea), Stephanie Klotz, Mike Klotz
(Michelle), Laura Tyberg (Micah), Daniel Klotz (Sarah), Katie Klotz (Dan
Strean) and Kelley Klotz, and his great-grandchildren, Hope, Serena and
Zachary Flitter, Justin and McKenzie Olney, Levi and Daphne Klotz, AJ and
Porter Klotz, Kyle and Quinn Klotz, and Cosette, Jude, August and Bishop
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 5 p.m. at
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 406 E. Main St. Campbellsport. The Rev.
Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will be in St. Matthew’s
Cemetery at a later date. There will be no visitation prior to Mass; the
family will greet relatives and friends at a reception in the parish hall
following the mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Matthew’s Church or
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and
condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.
The family extends a special thank you to Carol Martiny and Diane Zehren
for all their help, and Bob Lindsley for being a good friend.