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Information for Leona B. Hotz Klas

25 October, 1899 - 1 July, 1985

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Leona B. Klas

    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. Calvary Cemetery.
    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 Women's League.
    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 death.
    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 Institute, Boise, to the American Heart Association, or flowers may be sent.

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