Lois Ann Klatt, aged 82, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021. She was born in Neenah on May 21, 1939 to the late William Henry Klatt and Viola Marie Charnesky. Lois graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Menasha, in 1957. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from UW-Stevens Point, Wisconsin in 1961, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu in 1966, and a Certification in Learning Disabilities in 1971.
Lois had a long teaching career and was proud to have worked as a Public School Guidance Counselor and a Kindergarten-Grade 2 Elementary Teacher in Wisconsin and Hawaii. She lived and taught in Hawaii for many years. Lois had the opportunity to participate in teacher exchange programs in various parts of the United States. Lois was a kind person, good to her friends and relatives, and made donations to various animal charities. Lois was devoted to her Catholic faith and had a lovely singing voice in the church choir. She enjoyed shopping at thrift stores, was an avid reader and devotee of the public library, and loved animals, especially cats. Over the years she adopted and cared for many cats.
Lois was preceded in death by her, parents, William Henry Klatt and Viola Marie Charnesky, her daughter, Kari Klatt, and her siblings, Ruth Ninneman, Rachel Martell, Fred Klatt, Dan Klatt, Susan Klatt and David Klatt. She was also preceded in death by her dear friend, Ann Young.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Susan Klatt, a granddaughter, Estella Kerhin, and sisters-in-law, Lynn Klatt and Linda Klatt. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Kathy Ninneman Kasten and Kristine Stone, Brian and Tami Klatt, Chris and Craig Klatt, Margaret Martell Reichert, Bill Martell, Barb Heidmann, Pat Martell-Cleary, Joe Martell, Karen R. Smith, and Tom Martell.
Thank you Sue Ley, Kindred Hearts Director and staff, as well as Heidi Basford-Kerkhof for their assistance caring for Lois.
A memorial service will take place at 11 AM on Friday, May 13th at Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee St, Menasha with a brief visitation and time for sharing following the service.
“Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.” (Sigurd Olson)