Vera A. (Rickett) Klitzing (1931 - 2017)


Vera A. Klitzing, 85, of Altamont, formerly of Fayette County, died at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Paul (Blue Point) Lutheran Church in rural Altamont, with the Rev. David Speers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont and one our before services on Wednesday at the church. Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lutheran Care Center or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Klitzing was born on Thursday, Sept. 3, 1931, in rural Holland Township, Shelby County, the daughter of Edward M. and Mary Alice Bates Rickett. She married Belford William Klitzing on Oct. 1, 1953, at St. Paul (Blue Point) Lutheran Church in rural Altamont.
Survivors include a son, Douglas Dean Klitzing of Centralia.
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Published in The Leader-Union from July 23 to Aug. 2, 2017