Ken Klotz, Sr.

Marion Kish Mikula sent this obituary to post on our website, and believes this was our classmate Ken Klotz’ father.    
Kenneth C. Klotz, born in Sunfield, Michigan on December 24, 1937, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 10, 2008. He died in the comfort of his home, after a heroic battle with cancer, surrounded by family and loved ones. His first career was as a well decorated Sergeant in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He served in the Vietnam War for over twelve years, before being honorably discharged in 1967. Later he enjoyed a ten year career in Hospital Administration, and twenty years in Supervision at Amway Corporation. He was preceded in death by his son, Gene Christian Klotz. He will be greatly missed, and is survived by his loving wife, Judy (Cole) Klotz; his children, Kenneth (Kathy) Klotz of Caledonia, Dan (Emily) Klotz of Ionia, Michelle (Garrett) Lohr of Cascade, Kimberly (Brian) Kalee of Kentwood, Debra (William) Snyder of Ada, Doreen (George) Selden of Jonesboro, AR, James (Renee) Cole of Auburn Hills; siblings, Gene (Joyce) Klotz, Leota Johnson, and Keith Klotz. He also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family, career, and country, and missed as a dedicated member of the Family of Christ Lutheran Church of Grand Rapids. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE with Rev. Mark Bowditch of the Family of Christ Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Family of Christ Lutheran Church of Grand Rapids; Spectrum Health Hospice of Grand Rapids; or University of Michigan Hospital Department of Otolaryngology in Ann Arbor. O’Brien Eggebeen Gerst





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