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Richard Klatt, 81

Jan 11, 2015

Blue Earth Richard Klatt, age 81, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, the Rev. Wesley Hafner officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Richard was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Blue Earth the son of Floyd and Florence (Duncanson) Klatt.

He was raised in Blue Earth where he was a 1951 graduate of Blue Earth High School. He entered the U.S. Army and returned home in 1953 where he worked with his father at Klatt Motors in Blue Earth. Richard was married to DeEtta K. Kramersmeier on May 30, 1956 in Blue Earth. Richard worked in most all aspects of the car dealership for many years, retiring in 1984. In retirement he enjoyed cutting firewood, camping, doing yard work and mowing his lawn and watching sports, especially the Minnesota Twins.

Richard is survived by his wife, DeEtta Klatt, of Blue Earth; sons, Don (Cindra) Klatt, of Rochelle, Ill., Randy (Karen) Klatt, of Britt, Iowa; daughter, Renae (Kevin) Buchan, of East Chain; brother, Arlyn (Karen) Klatt, of Blue Earth, sister, Janice (Charles) Rendall, of Granada Hills, Calif.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Klatt.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com