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Obituary ~ John Harold Klatt
January 14, 1956 ~ January 25, 2017

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
January 25, 2017

John Harold Klatt, age 61, of Urbandale, Iowa, formerly of Clear Lake, Iowa died Friday, January 20,2017 at his home. Funeral services and visitation were held at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel in Clear Lake and burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

John was born January 14, 1956, the son of Harold Albert and Elaine Marie (Kluss) Klatt in Mason City, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Clear Lake, graduating from Clear Lake High School in 1974. He attended North Iowa Area Community College before graduating from Buena Vista University with a degree in accounting. Following college, John began his career as a professor at Buena Vista teaching computer classes. Later he worked as an auditor for the Office of the Inspector General. He was a former member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake. He enjoyed cars, animals, gardening,and experimenting with different grilling and meat smoking recipes. He also liked doing carpentry work in his free time. He was known as a very giving and selfless man who cherished the time spent with his family through the years.

John is survived by two nephews, William "Bill" (Stacy) Moritz of Urbandale and James "Jim" (Angie) Moritz of West Des Moines, Iowa; a niece, Susan Moritz of Grimes, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Charles Moritz of Urbandale; two cousins, Mary Fistler of Walker, Iowa, and Dawn Latham of Oelwein, Iowa; a family friend, Anne Denney of Clear Lake; his beloved dog, Indy, and many great-nieces and a great-nephew.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Nancy Moritz.

Submission by Connie Ellis (not related), February of 2017



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