Phyllis Sarah Klatt, 78, of Bozeman passed away Aug. 27, 2008. She was
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born Oct. 26, 1929, in Anamoose, N. D. to Oley and Christine (Rauser) Engen.
She graduated from Anamoose High School in 1947, and from Fargo Business College in 1950. She married Lowell Klatt July 17, 1951, at the Anamoose Lutheran Church. They lived by Ellendale on the family farm. In 1955, they moved to Bozeman, where she was a bookkeeper for her husband's gas station, Klatt's Conoco. She worked 17 years for Montana State University at the SUB, then seven years at the Bozeman Senior Center.
She was an active member of the First Lutheran Church. She bowled on a team for 50 years. She loved her family deeply and was always concerned about
other people. No matter what the conditions were, Phyllis always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Lowell Klatt; sons, Robert
(Shannon) Klatt of West Yellowstone and James (Marsha) Klatt of Rawlins, Wyo.; grandchildren, Andrew, Megan, and Brian of West Yellowstone, Allison,
Mathew, Margaret, Eric, and Garett of Wyoming; and nine great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by sisters, Arless (John) Skipwith of Conrad, Covalie Hooper of California, Gloria (Irvin) Mills of Washington, Patsy Frey of North Dakota, and Barbra (Jerry) Helm of Texas; and brothers, Pete (Delilah) Engen, and Billy (Gloria) Engen, North Dakota.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at First Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 31, 2008