Rosary for Leona B. Klas, 85, Nampa, who died Monday, July 1, at a Nampa nursing home, will be recited at 8 p.m.
Thursday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at
St. Paul's Catholic Church by the
Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S.M. Burial
will follow at Mt.
Mrs. Klas was born Oct. 25, 1899, at Darlington, Wis.,
a daughter of Jacob and Clara Schneider Hotz.
She moved with her
family to Geddes,
S.D., and later to Burke, S.D.,
where she was reared and attended school.
She married Lawrence
V. Klas June 14, 1922, at Burke and they made their home in
Wewela, S.D., until moving to Nampa in 1943.
She was an avid gardener and flower grower.
Mr. Klas died May 3,
1984. She was a
member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and the Catholic
She is survived by two sons, Walter Klas of Castro
Valley, Calif., LeRoy Klas of St. Johns, Newfoundland; three
daughters, Thelma Kappelman of Nampa, Loraine Baumgart of
Des Moines, Iowa, and Virginia Fehringer of Boring, Ore.; a
brother, Henry Hotz of Mediapolis, Iowa; a sister, Rose
Luttenegger of Burlington, Iowa; 19 grandchildren, 15
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, three
brothers, three sisters and one grandson preceded her in
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, John
Kappelman, Chuck and Chris Baumgart, Mike and Matt Klas.
Pallbearers will be
grandsons, Russ, Dave, Rich and Ron Fehringer, Jim and Steve
Kappelman, and Bill Klas.
Friends may call until 9 p.m. today and Thursday from 1 p.m.
to 9 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor
to the American Heart Association, or flowers may be sent.