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Karl E. Klatt

Karl E. Klatt, age 81, of Buffalo, formerly of Waconia, died Sunday May 13, 2007 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born May 22, 1925 in Laketown Twp., Carver County, the son of William and Lillie (Kuntz) Klatt. Karl was baptized July 5, 1925 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. William Schneider, and confirmed by the same April 2, 1939.

Karl was united in marriage to Marjory A. Goldschmidt May 17, 1949 at Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria by the Rev. F. H. Splies.

A loving husband, dad, and grandpa, Karl farmed with his father and enlisted into the Navy, serving in World War II.

Karl also worked for a roofing company and the Waconia Farm Supply Store for many years.

When he retired 14 years ago, Karl moved to Buffalo. He enjoyed driving horses for hay and sleigh rides, picking apples, gardening, making bird houses and feeders, making beef jerky, and traveling.

Karl is survived by his loving family: wife Marjory; daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Richard Peterson of Buffalo; grandchildren Amy and Adam Peterson; sisters Verna Peterman of Watertown, Bernice Molnau of Chaska, and Wilma Brueggemeier of Norwood Young America; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lorraine Klatt of Renville, Vern Clausen of Owatonna, and Lillian and Marvin Reich of Waconia; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lillie Klatt; sisters and brother Esther Melchert, Ruth Clausen, Lillian Brandenburg, and William Klatt; brothers-in-law Edwin Brueggemeier Sr., Edgar Peterman, Edward Molnau, Gilbert Melchert, and Clarence Bradenburg; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Evelyn Goldschmidt.

Funeral service took place Wednesday May 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with the Revs. Peter Peitsch and Gary Klatt officiating. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.

Casket bearers were David Peterman, James Molnau, Marty Ziermann, Martin Melchert, Steven Klatt, and Edwin Brueggemeier.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

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