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Earl Samuel Klaessy, 1926-2014


Posted By: Sharon K Hesebeck (email)
Date: 2/7/2014 at 10:06:20

Earl Samuel Klaessy
Born: August 15, 1926
Died: January 4, 2014
Age: 87

Funeral services will take place 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 11, at First Baptist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Curt Batschelet, Pastor Matthew Winslow

North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Earl Samuel Klaessy, 87 of Spencer, Iowa went to his eternal home January 4, 2014. He was born August 15,1926 in Renwick, Iowa, the 4th child of Samuel and Signed Marie {Holm} Klaessy. The family moved to Spencer in 1937. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1943. Earl spent one year working on the railroad in Montana.

He entered the Navy in 1944, serving in the Pacific area until 1947. One of the ships was the USS Guilford.

Returning to Spencer he worked for Woodcock Floral Company, Swain Auto Parts, Arnold Motor Supply and the US Post office as a clerk.

On August 8, 1948, he married Verla Ayres and they made their home in Spencer for 65 years. They were blessed with two children, Kim Marie and James Earl.

His favorite past times were hunting and fishing with friends in Canada and the United States. He also enjoyed traveling and mountain climbing with Verla. They visited all fifty states, Canada, Europe and Israel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Don and Marilou, their two children Karen and Joel, also brother Dale and Ione son Sam and his sister Velva Klaessy.

Earl is survived by his wife Verla, daughter Kim (Duwayne) Oden, son James, grandchildren: Craig (Malinda) Oden, Eric Oden and Emily Oden and Craig's children: Craig Michael, Blake and Brooklyn.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer

Interment in North Lawn Memorial cemetery

Clay Obituaries maintained by Kris Meyer.
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