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Robert Leo Klatt

August 12, 1937 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 82)

Robert Leo Klatt, 82, of Monticello died Friday, August, 23rd at his home. A native of Monticello. He was born on August 12th, 1937 to the late Florence and Leo Klatt. He is preceded in death by his brothers Delbert, Gordon, Roger, sister Hattie Arnold, brothers- in-law, Warren Snodgrass and George Liefert and son-in-law Steve Samuelson.


He married the love of his life, Joan Iten on November 26th, 1960. They were married for 58 years. He was a lifetime member of St. Peters Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed in 1951 and was married there. He was an active trustee and an active member of the building committee when they added the narthex.


His work history before retirement, included, farming since he was eleven, owner of Klatt and Kopff Construction, production worker at Electro Industries and grilled many pork chops for various events for the Pork Producers.


He is survived by his wife Joan, his three children, Deb Samuelson, Mike (Theresa) Klatt, and Shirley (Dave) Hayes. He loved his seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren dearly. Also survived by siblings, Verna Snodgrass, Mabel Liefert and Larry (Diane) Klatt.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 25th, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Peterson Grimsmo Chapel in Monticello. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Monticello, with one hour of visitation prior.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Monticello.

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