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Gerald Raymond Klose


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Gerald Raymond Klose Obituary
January 4, 1930 - September 26, 2017 Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, Jerry (87) was the youngest of 13 children born to August and Katherine Klose (nee Ries); all of his siblings predeceased him. Following his service in the Korean conflict (1951-1953), he married Monica B. Hamkens in 1954 and moved to Southern California. He spent most of his career as a general contractor. A devoted husband and father, Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years, in addition to their nine children, (Michael, Diane, Barbara, Catherine, Daniel, Eileen, Christine, Robert, and Richard), as well as 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 20 at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church (1345 Turnbull Canyon Road, Hacienda Heights) with Viewing and Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services for hurricane victims, the St. John Vianney building fund, or the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 8, 2017
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