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Karl Frederick Klausmeier

Date: Sunday May 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Sunday May 21, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO


Memorials: May be made payable to the Alzheimer's Association, University United Methodist Church Food Pantry (6901 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130) or donors preference; in Care of Pitman Funeral Home PO BOX 248 Wentzville, MO 63385

Karl Frederick Klausmeier passed away on May 4, 2017 at the age of 93. He was the beloved husband of Marian (Mame) Klausmeier (nee McCracken)for over 71 years. Karl is survived by his wife Marian, a daughter, Karla J. (Peter) Shelton, two grandchildren, Kelly and Ryan Shelton, and sister in law, Mary (the late Carl) Hildebrandt. He was also the dear uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend to many. Karl was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Klausmeier and Elizabeth Fricker-Klausmeier-Hildebrandt, his step-father Otto Hildebrandt, step brothers and sisters and many other relatives. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma, but grew up in Jonesburg, MO, graduated from Jonesburg High School in 1941, he then moved to St. Louis, attended trade school, worked at Curtiss-Wright, St. Vincent's Hospital and became an aircraft mechanic for McDonnell Douglas Corp. for over 35 years. He was united in marriage to Marian (Mame) of Warrenton, MO on November 24th 1945. Karl was a member of University United Methodist Church, (where he used to be an active volunteer) and Gateway Music Association. He was an avid fisherman and he and his wife enjoyed many years of music and dancing and were followers of some music bands, especially the "Silver Wings Band" and "Dealers Choice" He lived and enjoyed a full and active life until a few years ago. He would always say "do what you want before the age of 90, because it's all downhill after that!"

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