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Kenneth Edsel Klatt

August 4, 1927 - October 30, 2020
From: Linn Grove, IA
Kenneth Edsel Klatt

Kenneth Edsel Klatt

Born: August 4, 1927
Died: October 30, 2020
Age: 93

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     Kenneth Edsel Klatt, the son of Emil and Etta (Steffen) Klatt was born on August 4, 1927, in Spencer, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in the Royal, Iowa, area where he attended country school and graduated from Rossie High School in 1945. He was baptized and confirmed in the Royal Lutheran Church.

     Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was later drafted into the U.S. Army where he served until his Honorable Discharge in 1953.  He returned to farm near Royal, Iowa, then farmed near Eagle Bend, Minnesota, returned to Iowa and worked at the Rossie Elevator.   

     Ken married Dorothy Mertens on March 10, 1956, in Jackson, Minnesota. He enjoyed farming, working, painting buildings with his twin brother, and watching Twins baseball. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, Iowa, where he was a long time custodian.

     Ken passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Cherokee Specialty Care in Cherokee, Iowa, at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers: Wayne, Dale, and William; two sisters, Bonnie Jones and Lorna Hine; brothers-in-law: William Breibarth, Delbert Mertens, Burdette Mertens, Glen Jorgensen and Durwin Wilcoxon; sisters-in-law: Crystal Klatt, Evelyn DeWitt, and Helen Jorgensen.

     Left to cherish his memory are his three children: Cary (Pam) Klatt of Peterson, IA, Renee Klatt of Linn Grove, IA, and Paula (Carey) Hinkeldey of Alta, IA; six grandchildren: Megan (Chuck) Allison, Chris (Bree) Peterson, Stephanie (Jordan) Mandernach, Jeremy (Ashton) Peterson, Ashley Hinkeldey, and Alex Hinkeldey; seven great-grandchildren; one twin brother, Keith of Marathon, IA; one sister, Onalee Zymbricki of Ruthven, IA; four sisters-in-law: Delores Klatt, Mary Klatt, Betty Wilcoxon, and Marlene Mertens; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 4, at the Congregational Church in Peterson.
Pastor Rhonda Wykoff
Chris Peterson
Jeremy Peterson
Jordan Mandernach
Ashton Allison
Chuck Allison
Alex Hinkeldey

Megan Allison
Jayde Allison
Stephanie Mandernach
Ashley Hinkeldey
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Abide With Me"

Organist: Gloria Terrell
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa


Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:02 AM
“We are sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing. We so enjoyed visiting with him and Keith when they painted our house. I especially loved to listen to him speak about the War and all his adventures. Sending love and prayers. Kent and Vicki Ficken”
- kent ficken
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“Cary Renee and Paula Jean, so sorry at the passing of your Dad.Have alot of memories of your Dad on the farm when I was a kid.God bless you all. Becky Ricketts”
- Becky Ricketts
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:34 AM
“Paula, Carey and family you are in our prayers. We love you all! Love Mike and Margaret ”
- Mike and Margaret Jellings
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 3:21 PM
“Beloved Family,

Precious to the LORD is the death of His Saints. We all will keep you at the forefront of our thoughts and prayers.

God be with you always,

Fletcher, Cherry, Scott and Rachel, Jacob, Natalie, Mary Lee, Sandy, Tyler, Amanda, Will, Everette' and Emyrsyn ”
- Fletcher and Cherry Birge
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