Obit: Klapatauskas, Julius E. (1923 – 2015)


Surnames: Klapatauskas, Jazdowskas, Cornwell, Hendrickson, Jordan

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 27 May 2015

Klapatauskas, Julius E. (15 APR 1923 – 25 MAY 2015)

Julius E. Klapatauskas, 92, Thorp, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 25, 2015, at Oakbrook Health & Rehab in Thorp. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 30, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard. Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todd Klapatauskas, Greg Klapatauskas, Kyle Klapatauskas, Clint Klapatauskas, Sean Doepke and Blake Jordan. Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Julius Edward Klapatauskas was born on April 15,1923, in the town of Mead, the son of Mike and Cazimera (nee Jazdowskas) Klapatauskas. As one of 12 children, Julius was raised on the family farm and received his education at Eastside School in the town of Butler. He married Frieda Cornwell on July 29, 1944, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Julius lived and farmed in the town of Mead his entire life. In addition to farming, he also served as chairman for the town of Mead for more than 20 years, and served on the Clark County Board of Supervisors for26 years. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, shooting pool, bowling, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends. Julius provided 55 years of faithful service to the Knights of Columbus, and was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. He was also a longtime member of the Rock Dam Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by his children, Eunice (Ron) Hendrickson, Spencer, Julius A. Klapatauskas, Thorp, Arlen Klapatauskas, Thorp, Randy (Leeann) Klapatauskas,Thorp, and Karen (Robert) Jordan, Fairland, Ind.; one daughter-in-law, Susan Klapatauskas, Thorp; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Margie Klapatauskas, Withee; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, on June 16, 1992; a son, Nicholas, on Feb. 17, 2004; eight sisters, Katie Gregorich, Mary Fischer, Estelle Dulinsky, Anne Klapatauskas, Martha Podobnik, Josephine Wind, Frances Vallone and Agnes Debevec; and three brothers: Mike, Charlie, and one in infancy.

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Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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