Art Klause
Art Klause

Obituary of Art Klause

KLAUSE - Art was the youngest child born to Edward and Bertha Klause at the Klause family homestead farm near Cussed Creek in the Springside area. They moved to the Peachview District to farm but looking for better educational opportunities , relocated to the farm near Saltcoats in 1939. Dad farmed there with his dad and brother Norm and finally Blair for the rest of his life . He was a farmer through and through, always in search of a newer and better tractor. He quit school in Grade 10 and worked for Sask power before finally devoting himself to farming full time. Farming including grain farming, a large herd of beef cattle , milking a dozen Holsteins every day twice!! He also worked in his spare time for several rural telephone companies on call 24 hours a day until Sask tel took over all the rural companies. Farming was his entire life with little room for any other pursuit. He continued to run the combine for eight hours a day at age 92. In 1953 he married Dorothy Becker the daughter of his Lutheran minister. Brent was born 9 months and two weeks later and Blair followed five years later. He served as Elder of Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton and was a strong and devoted member of that church. He lived and worked on the farm until age 93 when failing mobility forced a move to Lakeside Manor. He actually loved it there and was very grateful for the care he received. He had a remarkably healthy life and was in charge of his faculties until the end when he passed away in his sleep Oct . 22 2022. He was pre deceased by his parents, his two sisters Bea and Lauren and his brother Norm and their spouses. He is the last of the line. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy who at age 92 resides at Lakeside Manor in Saltcoats, his son Brent(Judy) their two boys Mark and Adam(Sadie) and son Blair(Theresa). The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Lakeside Manor for the exemplary care Dad received while a resident there for two years and who continue to care for our Mom. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Lutheran World Relief or Lakeside Manor Saltcoats.

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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
Highway #10 E.
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
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