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Mike Klaus

July 29, 1946 - August 31, 2019

U.S. Veteran

  • Visitation: Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
  • Service; Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10am at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 220 Brierton Lane, Crystal City, MO.
  • Interment: Shepherd Hills Cemetery
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Mike Klaus was born in St. Louis on July 29, 1946. Son to Eugene “Bud” and Dorothy Ellen (nee Jett) Klaus. He died at NHC-Desloge on August 31, 2019 at the age of 73.  He is survived by his wife Terri (nee Eck) Klaus, De Soto. Mike and Terri were married on March 4, 1973 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in De Soto. He is also survived by three daughters: Anne (Ryan) Carl, Canonsburg, PA, Jennifer (Josh) McCabe, Oakville, and Libby (Walt) Schwarzenbach, Kirkwood; seven grandchildren: Sophie, Charlie, Emma, Claire, Kyle, Michael, and Rosie; one sister: Patty (George) Alvord, Memphis, TN; two brothers: Dan (Wanda) Klaus, Council Bluffs, IA and Bob (Melissa) Klaus, San Antonio, TX and a brother-in-law Bob (Susan) Eck, Tulsa, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Nolan McCabe. A graduate of De Soto High School and Central Missouri State University, Mike proudly served his country in the Vietnam War.  Following his discharge from the United States Army he  worked as a riverboat captain driving barges up and down the Mississippi River. He is best know as the primary agent for Mike Klaus State Farm Insurance Agency for the last 41 years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City.  Mike was a music major and could play almost any instrument, although his favorite was probably the harmonica.  He would always gift his grandchildren with harmonicas to play with him.  Mike was a devoted and proud family man and cherished his wife, children and grandchildren.  His family was his biggest and best accomplishment.  He is already dearly missed by those that loved him.As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Annie’s Hope, 1333 West Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO  63122