A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 6 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton with Father Laurn Virnig officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Bernard Paul Kloss was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Little Falls, to the late Sam and Gertrude (Smieja) Kloss. Bernie was a member of the Merchant Marines for a short time. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Otremba Oct. 19, 1954, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman. The couple made their home in Brooklyn Park. In 1966, they moved to Monticello, later moving to Pierz in 1973. In 1978, Bernie and Charlotte moved to Royalton where they farmed and raised chickens. Bernie also worked for Orin Thompson Homes, E and H Earth Movers and James Crystal Construction. He always tried to keep his boys busy on the farm. Bernie enjoyed fishing, card playing, mowing lawn and building putzy things. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and 49’ers union.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons and daughter, Ken (Kathy) Kloss of Fort Ripley, Steve (Jean) Kloss of St. Cloud, Gary (Julie) Kloss of Royalton, Scott (Sally) Kloss of Royalton, Greg Kloss of St. Cloud and Kathleen (Charlie) Gocken of Royalton; sisters, Helen Bauer of Little Falls, Clara Schafer of Brainerd and Evelyn (Pete) Tatum of New Orleans, LA; brothers, Leo Kloss and Leonard Kloss; and 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlotte Kloss in April of 2011; son, Gerry Kloss and a daughter, Constance “Connie” Kloss.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home