Ronald E. Klaus, 73, Tenstrike, MN passed away on November 6, 2013, at Meadowlands Elder Care in Tenstrike, MN.
He was born December 15, 1939, in Peoria, IL, to the late Ernest and Vera (Binkele) Klaus. He married Diane Nofsinger on August 4, 1962, in Peoria, IL. He was a plumber for 40 years with Plumbers Local Union 63 in Peoria, IL.
Surviving are his wife, Diane of Tenstrike; three sons, Dan (Beth) Klaus of Washington, IL, Doug (Becky) Klaus of Simpsonville, SC, and Dave (Leanna) Klaus of Thompson Falls, MT; two daughters, Debbie (Brian) Solum of Bemidji, MN, and Denise (Jeff) Michalicek of Tenstrike, MN; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Also surviving are three siblings, Shirley Klaus of Peoria, IL, Tim (Carole) Klaus of Tremont, IL, and Steve Klaus of Edwards, IL.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Carol (Arnold) Boich.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Evangelical Mennonite Church in Washington, IL. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Private burial will be accorded.
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