David L. Klaus

RACINE - David L. Klaus, 68, passed away in Hospice Alliance of Racine-Hospice House, on Sunday, July 21, 2013. He was born in Racine on August 15, 1944, the son of the late William and Elizabeth (nee Uveges) Klaus. David was a 1962 graduate of St. Catherine’s High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS Yorktown in the Pacific Ocean. On November 9, 1968 at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Sharon (nee Martin). David was employed by United Airlines for over 35 years, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed swimming, golfing, traveling and taking long walks with his wife along Lake Michigan and the Atlantic Ocean. Surviving are his loving wife, Sharon, their children, Greg (Cyndi) Klaus, of Burnsville, MN, and Amy (Sam) Veit, of Muskego, WI, grandchildren, Nicole and Elizabeth Klaus, Isabella, Sophia, and Beau Veit, sister, Judy (Joe) Fischer, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, brothers, Richard Klaus, of Hayward, WI, and Thomas Klaus, also of Sturgeon Bay, sister-in-law, Karen Klaus, of Racine. His nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive David. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother, William Klaus, parents-in-law, Alex and Elizabeth Martin and sister-in-law, Gail Klaus. A private service was held with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. David’s granddaughter, Sophia was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2011. The family has suggested memorials to Sophia’s Promise, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps families cope with Type 1 Diabetes, at www.sophiaspromise.org, S75W14240 Restful Lane, Muskego, WI 53150 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, at www.jdrf.org. The family would like to thank Dr. Gerald Wisniewski and Dr. Marc Kennedy, and their staff, for their kindness throughout David’s illness. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Rd. (262) 552-9000

Funeral Home

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
(262) 552-9000

Published in Racine Journal Times on July 25, 2013