James J. "Jim" Klott, 87, Hermann, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home.
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Mr. Klott was born in Hermann Dec. 27, 1924, the son of the late William J. Klott and wife Colette A., nee Schneider.
He was united in marriage to Betty Dutton Oct. 8, 1949, in Labadie.
Mr. Klott is survived by his wife, Betty Klott, Hermann; a daughter, Linda Klott-Brown and husband Roger, Villa Ridge; two grandsons, Aaron Brown, St. Louis, and Cody Brown, Bella Vista, Ark.; three sisters, Eleanor Heberle, Hermann, Joan Eckerle, New Haven, and Bernadette Overkamp and husband Norbert, Waukesha, Wis.; one brother, Anthony Klott and wife Bonnie, Bowling Green; three sisters-in-law, Peggy Klott, Hermann, Lillian Schultz and husband Herman and Julia Jones, all of Labadie; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Colette Klott; a daughter, Dr. Mary Jane "Maria" Klott; and two brothers, Maurice and Leo Klott.
Mr. Klott was a member of Newport Presbyterian Church, Washington. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Klott was an assistant foreman for Ralston Purina Research Farm, Gray Summit, for 40 years. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, hunting, trout fishing, traveling and spending time with his family. Mr. Klott also enjoyed attending his Army reunions and piecing quilts together.
Funeral services were held at Newport Presbyterian Church, Washington, Monday, May 14, with the Rev. John Allgaier officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Franklin County Honor Flight or Newport Cemetery, in care of Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home are preferred.
The family was served by Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.
Published in The Missourian on May 16, 2012