PONDERA COLONY - Samuel P. Kleinsasser, 86, who was minister of Pondera Colony for 38 years, died of natural causes Friday at the colony.
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Funeral services are noon Monday at the Pondera Colony, with burial in the Pondera Colony Cemetery. Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home of Choteau is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Susie (Mandel) Kleinsasser; three sons, Simon, Leonard and Sam Kleinsasser, all of the Pondera Colony; five daughters, Margaret Waldner of Pondera Colony, Ida D. Wurz of Rock Lake Colony, Alberta, Mary P. Wipf of Hilldale Colony, Dorothy D. Wurz of Kingsbury Colony, and Martha T. Waldner of Duncan Ranch Colony; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six grandchildren.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 23, 2011