Kenneth Klawitter, age 78, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, husband of Judy Klawitter, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 5 P.M.- 7 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the chapel on Friday.
Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association.
Kenneth George Klawitter was born on April 20, 1939, in Waverly, Minnesota. He was the son of Erwin and Elizabeth (Painschab) Klawitter. Kenneth was baptized as an infant in Waverly and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Zion Lutheran Church in West Lynn. He received his education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1957.
Kenneth entered active military service in the United States Air Force on August 9, 1957, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and served his country during the Vietnam War. He received an Honorable Discharge on May 8, 1962.
On October 19, 1962, Kenneth was united in marriage to Judith Newman at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with two children, Kari and Paul. After their marriage, the couple resided in Hutchinson. They shared 54 years of marriage together.
Kenneth worked at 3M as a production supervisor and in quality control. He retired in March of 1996.
Kenneth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lynn Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. He was also a member of the American Legion and Gopher Campfire.
Kenneth enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and collecting a variety of things. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
Kenneth passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson at the age of 78 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Kenneth is survived by his:
Wife, Judith Klawitter of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Kari Pfenning and her husband, Tom of St. Paul, MN, and
Paul Klawitter and his wife, Karla of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Joshua Klawitter and his wife, Amber, Lukus Klawitter, Chandler Klawitter, Matthew Pfenning, Lexi Pfenning;
Great-Grandson, Hawkins Klawitter;
Brother, Richard Klawitter and his wife, Shirley of Slayton, MN;
Kirby Olesen and his wife, Eilene of Woodbury, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his Parents, Erwin and Elizabeth Klawitter; and Brother, Donald Klawitter.