Obit: Klovas, George Matthew #2 (1926 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Klovas, Lucas, Niedzwiecki,
Frenette, Petersen, Garrett, Isham, Carlson, Bielecki, Durham,
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark
Co., WI.) April 28, 2010
Klovas, George Matthew (7 September 1926
–2010) With Flag
George M. Klovas, age 83, of Thorp,
passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Marshfield, on
Wednesday, April 21, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic
Church in Willard. Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated and burial
followed in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kyle Carlson, Ryan
Klovas, Brady Bielecki, Bill Klovas, Jr., Jerry Durham, and Bill
Kowieski. Visitation was held at the Thorp Funeral Home on
Friday, April 23, 2010 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a combined
parish and Knights of Columbus rosary service at 7 p.m.
Visitation was also held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m.
until time of service.
George Matthew Klovas was born on
September 7, 1926 in the Town of Mead, rural Thorp, the son of
William Sr. and Antoinette (Lucas) Klovas. He was raised in
rural Thorp and received his education at the Butlerville
Schools. George enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corp and
served during WWII from December 20, 1945 until his honorable
discharge on January 3, 1947. He was united in marriage to
Rosalie M. Niedzwiecki on October 25, 1947 at St. Hedwig’s
Catholic Church in Thorp. They began their married life
living in Kenosha, before moving back to Thorp in 1951, where they
farmed until retirement. Along with farming, George also was
a heavy equipment operator for Plautz Bros. Construction, as well
as a patrolman for the Township of Butler.
He was a lifetime member of Holy family
Catholic Church in Willard, a member of the Thorp American Legion
Post #118, a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace
Council #4634, and a member of the Rock Dam Rod and Gun Club.
George enjoyed playing pool in league, playing cards and spending
time at the casino. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and
spending time with family and friends.
George will be sadly missed by his three
sons: James Klovas of Elma, WA, Jerry Klovas of Puyallup, WA,
Ronald (Lynn) Klovas of Thorp; two daughters: Jenne Frenette and
mary Beth (Gary) Petersen, both of Thorp; twelve grandchildren:
Holly , Sarah, Jeriod, Rebecca, January, Kari, Jaclene, Aaron,
Ryan, Jessica, Amy and Kyle; four great-grandchildren; Mya, Tyler,
Ava and Brooklyn; two brothers: William Klovas, Sr. of Muskego, WI,
Richard (Betty) Klovas of Hoquiam, WA; many nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
his wife, Rosalie, on September 12, 2008; and two sisters, Marian
Garrett and Betty Isham.
His family would like to thank the Thorp
area Ambulance, and the staff at Our Lady of Victory and St.
Joseph’s Hospitals for the excellent care that George
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Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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