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Funeral services for Mr. Richard Kloss, 83, of Bellville were held at 4
p.m. on Sunday, April 19 from St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville with
Pastor Willie Rotter and Pastor Ann Ward officiating.   Interment was in
the Millheim Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Douglas Kloss, Shannon Johnson,
Dennis Landua, Paul Machemehl, Rev. Robert Sorensen, Melvin Meyer, Allan
Severin and David Kloss.  Mr. Kloss died Friday, April 17, 1992 in a
Bellivlle nursing facility at the age of 83 years, eight months and 23
days.  He was born Aug. 24, 1908 in Millheim, the son of Charles and
Dora (Hillboldt) Kloss.  He attended school in Millheim.  He loved
farming and carpentry.  On Dec. 26, 1959, he was united in marriage with
Adelheid Machemehl Schumann at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville. 
Mr. Kloss was very conservation-minded, and, in 1980, he received the
Outstanding Farmer and Rancher Award from the Austin County Soil and
Water Conservation District.  A member of St. John Lutheran Church in
Bellville, Mr. Kloss was also a member of Millheim Harmonie Hall, the
Farm Bureau and a 60-year member of the Sons of Hermann.  Survivors
include:  wife, Adelheid Schumann Kloss of Bellville; son, J. C. Kloss
and wife Glenda of Houston; stepson, Herbert Schumann and wife Laura of
Bellville; grandchildren, Rick and Debbie Kloss of Houston, Tracy and
Dwayne Carlson of Hockley and Jeff Kloss of Houston; stepgrandchildren,
Brian, Deanna, Scott and Brenda Schumann, all of Bellville; four great
grandchildren; brother, Charlies A. Kloss and wife Thelma of Sealy, and
many other friends and relatives.  He was preceded in death by his
parents and his first wife, Elfrieda Goebel Kloss, on March 22, 1956. 
In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the charity of their choice.

Services were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home of Bellville. 

(Published Bellville Times, April 23, 1992, page 14.)

Obituary contributed by:
Cheryl Gross - Grand Rapids, Michigan

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