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Margaret G. Klaers, 73

Margaret (“Marge”) G. Klaers, age 73, of Loretto, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, with her family by her side.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto.

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, and will continue Tuesday, one hour prior to Mass in the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Margaret was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Delano, to Sydney and Laura (Bokusky) Mitchell.

She was a longtime employee of Barrett Moving Company, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many.

Marge was united in marriage to Jerome (“Jerry”) A. Klaers Aug. 5, 1960, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto.

She was a lifetime resident of Loretto, and a lifetime member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto.

Marge loved time spent with family and friends, time at the cabin, but especially time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; and a brother, Sidney “Sonny” Mitchell.

Marge is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Jeff) Plzak, and Lindy (Jim) Nelson; seven grandchildren: Troy (Paula) Peeples, Abby (Tony) Jude, Brita (Jesse) Price, Curt (Lisa) Plzak, Chad Plzak, Kevin Plzak and Eliot Nelson; four great-grandchildren: Savannah, Morgan, Alexandra, and Vincent; and sisters Betsy (Lloyd) Vergin, and Carol (Jerry) McCann.