Klister, Cyril H.
Cyril H. Klister, Kaukauna, age 95, died peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2014 with his family by his side at St. Paul Villa. He was born July 7, 1918 son of the late John and Henrietta (Van De Hey) Klister. On July 12, 1941 Cyril married Martha Haen at St. Mary Catholic Church. They celebrated 69 years of marriage prior to her death on March 14, 2011. The couple farmed together in Hollandtown for 40 years prior to moving to Kaukauna. Cyril served 31 years as treasurer of the Town of Buchanan and 11 years as a trustee and treasurer at St. Francis Parish. He was a 75 year member of Catholic Knights.
Dad was a man of true Christian faith - this faith was expressed through his deep love for his family. He leaves us with a legacy of kindness, gentleness, patience and honesty. His sense of humor and playfulness will help us celebrate his life and keep his spirit alive.
Cyril is survived by his seven children: Mary (David "Moe) Van Zeeland and their children Sue (Clay) Reitz, Leonard (Kathy) Van Zeeland, Alan (Sharon) Van Zeeland, David (Colleen) Van Zeeland, Tim (Becky) Van Zeeland, and Jennifer (Mike) Fogarty; Barbara (Robert) Ludke and their children, Bob (Sabrina Corlette) Ludke and Greg (Amy) Ludke; Cyril "Bud" (Dolores "Dee") and their children, Andy (Caitlin) Klister and Ed Klister; John Klister, David Klister and his children, Kiara (Charles) West, Katie Klister, Leah (Pete) Klister-Farell, and Greg Klister (fiancée Kayleigh Albrecht); Karl (Rebecca) Windinwood; Kristine "Tina" (David) Wiedenhaupt and their children, Kari Wiedenhaupt, Lisa (Dave) Leung and Josh Wiedenhaupt; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Helen (Vanderloop) Lamers; 3 sisters-in-law: Irene Kempen, Pat (Haen) Schuette and Frances (Bob) Haen.
He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Vera "Beep"; 6 brothers: Martin (Catherine), Herman (Kate), Jake (Helen), Ray (Rose), Al (Toots), and Earl (Catherine); 6 sisters: Mary Klister, Agnes (Clair) Southworth, Minn (Clarence) West, Cecelia (Ted) Lamers, Evelyn (Alois) Jansen, and Marcella (Ves) Welhouse. He is further preceded in death by his wife's family, parents, John and Elizabeth Haen; brothers: Victor (Ethel) Leo (Gladys), Bob and Jack Haen; sisters: Rita (Richard) Hartzheim, Helen (Paul) Lamers, Lucina (Norbert) Schmidt.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Cyril will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Mary Church, 119 West Seventh St., Kaukauna with Fr. Willie Van De Loo officiating. Friends and family will be received at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a parish prayer concluding the evening. Friends and family will be received again on Wednesday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for Kaukauna Area Catholic Schools, St. Paul Home, St. Paul Hospice or Fox Valley Mission Group. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family wishes to thank the caring staff at the St. Paul Villa and St. Paul Hospice, especially Melissa and Karen. A special thanks to Dr. Paul Russo for his years of dedication to our dad.