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Information for Lawrence Vincent Klas

21 August, 1899 - 3 May, 1984

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

May, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Lawrence Klas

    Rosary for Lawrence V. Klas, 84, of 404 Horton St., Nampa, who died Thursday, May 3, at a Nampa nursing home, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church by the Rev. James L. Pratt, S.M.  Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Klas was born Aug. 21, 1899, in Humphrey, Neb., a son of Peter and Barbara Thille Klas.  At age 12, he moved with his family to Burke, S.D., where he completed his education and graduated from high school.  He married Leona Hotz June 21, 1922, in Burke, and they farmed in that area and other communities of South Dakota until moving to Nampa in 1943 where he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad.  He later farmed for several years and then worked for Idaho Animal Products.  
    He was an active member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus of St. Paul's parish.
    He is survived by his wife of the Nampa Care Center; five children, Walter Klas, Castro Valley, Calif., Thelma Kappelman, Nampa, Loraine Baumgart, Des Moines, Iowa, Virginia Fehringer, Boring, Ore., LeRoy Klas, St. Johns, Newfoundland; two sisters, Irene Bohnet, Spokane, Wash., Margaret O'Leary, Longmont, Colo.; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one grandson.
    Pallbearers will be grandsons John Kappelman, Jim Kappelman, Steve Kappelman, Russell Fehringer, David Fehringer, Richard Fehringer, Ronald Fehringer, Bill Klas, Chuck Baumgart, Chris Baumgart, Mike Klas and Matt Klas.
    Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, the American Heart Association or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa until tonight 9 on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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