PAST COMMANDER DIES SUDDENLY
Funeral services for Harold K. Klitz will be held today
at 11:30 p.m. at the Heuer, Sievers and Stensrud Funeral Home with the
Rev. Wesley Dafoe officiating. Full military rites will be held at the
graveside. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.
Mr. Klitz, 51, of 37
East 12th street, Clintonville, died very suddenly Monday, Sept. 11. He
was born June 25, 1921 in Pella, the son of Mrs. Frebert Klitz, Glen
Ellyn, Ill., and the late Frebert Klitz.
Klitz served in World War
II and was a member of the National Guard for 28 years. He began working
at Fwd Corp. on July 1, 1941 in the fabricating department and continued
working there until the time of his death.
Mr. Klitz entered the
service on Oct. 18, 1961 and served until Aug. 27, 1962. He then
returned to the FWD Corp. where he worked as a utility sheet metal
worker. In 1966 he was transferred to the layout sheet metal work, also
On June 5, 1956 he married
the former Rosemary Drews at Milwaukee. Mr. Klitz was a member of the
Tilleson-Strehlow-Klitz Post No.63 and a past commander of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
Survivors are his wife,
Rosemary, his mother, Mrs. Frebert Klitz, and one sister, Mary June,
Mrs. Arthur Page, both of Glen Ellyn, Ill. He was preceded in death by
his father and one brother. Pallbearers will be Neil Etheridge, Oward
Kautz, Roy Millard, Roy Anderson, Rueben Jesse and John Pfeiler.
[Note: All dates are as
[Shawano Evening Leader,
September 14, 1972]
CLINTONVILLE [WI] -- Harold KIitz, 37 E. 12th St., was
pronounced dead on arrival at the Clintonville Community Hospital at
about 2 p.m. Monday after he apparently suffered a heart attack.
He was taken to the hospital by the volunteer rescue squad.
[The Post- Crescent, Appleton, WI, September 14, 1972]
(courtesy of "Moo")
Grave marker for Harold K.
Klitz in Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville (Waupaca county), Wisconsin.
Harold enlisted in the
Army at Milwaukee, WI on 22 July 1942 and was assigned to Hq 1st, 508th
He was awarded both the
Bronze Service Arrowhead device and the Combat Infantryman Badge for
action during Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944