Earlene Klatt, age 82 of Clayton, WI, passed away on October 14, 2018, at Golden Age Manor, Amery, WI, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
Earlene Marie Klatt was born on April 24, 1936 to Earl and Mary (Strenn) Opheim in Sartell, Minnesota. Her father, Earl, passed away just weeks before she was born from complications of a work injury at the paper mill in Sartell. Her mother, Mary, subsequently married Roy Fausch, and he adopted Earlene and her older brother, Terry, and the Fausch family received and loved them all as their own.
Earlene grew up in Sartell and St. Paul, Minnesota and Centuria, Wisconsin, where she graduated from high school. In 1957, she married Marlin Klatt and three daughters were born in River Falls, WI where Marlin attended UW-River Falls and subsequently graduated, and then accepted his first teaching position at Clayton High School. The family moved to Clayton, Wisconsin, and Earlene lived there until she became ill and moved to Golden Age Manor.
Earlene had more talents, skills, hobbies and interests than could ever be detailed. She had a great love for God and sharing Him with others. After her daughters graduated from High School she worked for Myron Rogers Photography in Clayton, WI and loved the business and working with couples in planning their wedding photography and photo memories.
Additionally, Earlene was a master seamstress and excelled in all crafts and creative projects. She was an accomplished organist, pianist and singer, and self-taught the ukulele. She loved the art of home making, preparing homemade food and bread and loved giving, caring for and serving her family and grandchildren. She was a mother and grandmother to many and will be forever in our hearts and deeply missed.
Earlene was preceded in death by her father, Earl; stepfather, Roy; mother, Mary; brother, Terry and granddaughter Sophia. She is survived by her husband, Marlin; daughters Kathy (Earl) Ostertag, Karen Kjeseth, Susan (Gary) Irwin; five grandchildren, Casey (Lisa) Kjeseth, Courtney (Jesse) Blakesley, Cody Kjeseth, Elizabeth Cockroft, Michael Cockroft; two great grandchildren, Delilah Kjeseth, Drake Kjeseth and many other extended family members and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church in Clayton, Wisconsin with Pastor Margaret Grant officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior the service at the Church.
To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Amery, WI is handling the arrangements.