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George Klaus

March 31, 1930 - January 07, 2020

George Klaus George Floyd Klaus
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- George Floyd Klaus, 89, of Rochester died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
George was born March 31, 1930, in La Crosse, to Arthur and Helen (Gonderzik) Klaus. He graduated from Logan High School in 1948. After high school he enjoyed working at La Crosse Tool and Die Company. From September 1950 to February 1955, he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1951, he married Shirley Gautsch and they later divorced in 1979. In 1959, they established their home in Rochester when he began his employment at IBM as a manufacturing engineer. He also enjoyed working nights and weekends at Industrial Tool Crafters in Galesville. He retired from IBM in 1990 then went on to work at Pemstar, Brady Manufacturing, and Benchmark Electronics. He officially retired at 82 years old.
Buck made visiting with friends and family a priority. He also enjoyed watching the wildlife in his backyard, watching the Green Bay Packers, and reading about history and firearms.
He is survived by two sisters, Jaqueline Wilson and Spring Klaus; children, Barbara Ryan (Joseph), Lorraine Beck (Daniel), Zachary Klaus (Diane), Sarah Ulrich (Robert), William Klaus (Lorraine), and Sabrina Duffy and Grant Duffy; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Fredrick Klaus; parents; brothers, Arthur "Skip" Klaus and William Klaus; sister, Patricia Johnson; and his beloved dog, Mindy.
The funeral service will be private. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park in La Crosse.
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Published on January 9, 2020
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Dick Hoesly & Mavis Inderberg Hoesly We were classmates from kindergarten though high school, sorry for your loss.
Jan 11, 2020
Jan 10, 2020
Blue Caribbean was purchased for the family of George Klaus.  Send flowers
Jayne Hanson Brod
Jan 10, 2020
The name Klaus brings back so many childhood memories of our life on Liberty St. My thoughts are with you Jackie and Spring.

David Gunderson
Jan 10, 2020
George was a classmate , a fellow sailor and friend. You have my sympathy on your loss.
Kevin Mckeeth
Jan 09, 2020
Sorry to hear that but he had a good life
Jackie and Ken Swanbeck
Jan 09, 2020
To all sorry for your loss. Some of my favorite memories are of the times we all spent at the farm together. All the picnics and the tractor rides your dad would take us on. Thanks for all the great memories Uncle Buck
Kim Muehr
Jan 09, 2020
Barb sorry for your loss.