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Cleo G. Klozenbucher

October 21, 1925 — November 4, 2010

Cleo Klozenbucher, 85, of Greenleaf, Kansas, died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Lincoln, Nebraska. A rosary service was held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greenleaf. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 8, at the church. Father David Metz officiated. The organists were Marie Hoover and Sheila Ouellette. Reed Wilson sang “On Eagles Wings”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Going Home”. The pallbearers were grandsons, Ryan Smith, Brent Smith, JaiPaul Bajwa, Brandon Goeckel, Jeremy Goeckel, Sean Klozenbucher, Chris Klozenbucher, Kolin Klozenbucher, Chase Klozenbucher and Andrew Klozenbucher. Burial with military honors was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Cleo was born October 21, 1925 near Greenleaf, Kansas, son of Joseph G. and Anna (Klataske) Klozenbucher. He attended Great Dane, Maplewood Grade School and Barnes High School. On May 29, 1946 he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served overseas. After being honorably discharged he returned and farmed with his father. In 1961 he became a rural mail carrier. He carried mail in the Barnes and Greenleaf area for 39 1/2 years until retiring. Cleo also continued farming his entire life raising both crops and livestock. On May 5, 1953 he married Joann Volesky at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Marysville. He was a member of D.A.V. where he served as Governor, a 56 year member of American Legion Post #145 in Barnes where he held several offices and served on the Sacred Heart Cemetery Board for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Joann; three sons, Dr. Kevin Klozenbucher (Mary), Huron, SD, Kim Klozenbucher (Lesa) La Crosse, KS, and Robert Klozenbucher, Parker, CO; four daughters, Carlene Smith (Fred), Marysville, Julie Goeckel, Linn, Cindy Jones (Alan), Clay Center, KS, and Stacie Bajwa (Dr. Paul), Lincoln, NE; two brothers, John Klozenbucher (Linda) Washington, KS, and Neil Klossen (Norma) Lee's Summitt, MO; two sisters, Marian Rencin (Bill), Hanover, KS, and Carol Koppes (Greg), Greenleaf, KS; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund or church. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. 2nd, Washington, KS 66968. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cleo G. Klozenbucher, please visit our flower store.


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