Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, CO, 29 Sep 1948




Double funeral services for Mrs. Felix Klatka and Earl Dean Klatka were held from the Zion Lutheran church in Holyoke at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. R. Einspahr officiated.


Pall bearers for Mrs. Klatka were Lloyd Cheramy, Clarence Krueger, Melvin Ellis, Carl Schulz, Lawrence Schmidt and Lawrence Einspahr. Those for Earl were Clair Pillard, Leo Fisbeck, Herbert Fisbeck, Melvin Cheramy, Raymond Bergner and Allen Hagemann.


Music for the services was furnished by Wanda Hughes, Ardith [Ardis] Kelly, Beatrice Brandt, Winifred Lindsay, Lillian Lindgren, Esther Einspahr, Bob Einspahr, Henry McCune, Lester Lutze, Ray and Carl Groshans.


Interment was in the Amherst cemetery.


Mrs. Beata Rehfeld Klatka was born April 10, 1910, at Holyoke, the daughter of William and Anne Rehfeld. She spent her life in the Holyoke community. She was married to Felix Klatka, July 6, 1930 at Amherst.


She is survived by her husband, a son, Donald; one daughter, Lois Arlene; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rehfeld of Sterling; four brothers, Arthur, Hans and Harold of Denver, and Gerald of Sterling; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Chandler of Amherst and Mrs. Helen McClain of Cheyenne, Wyoming.






Earl Dean Klatka was born August 16, 1931, at Ovid, Colorado and spent most of his life in Holyoke.


He is survived by his father; one sister, Lois Arlene; a brother, Donald, and his maternal grandparents.







Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, December 4, 1975




Funeral services were held from Zion Lutheran church, Holyoke, Tuesday, November 25, 1975, for Felix Klatka, who passed away Saturday, November 22.


Rev. Gary Rahe officiated at the services. Interment was in Amherst Memorial Park. Thompson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Felix Klatka, son of Albert and Rose Klatka, was born January 1, 1900, in Ashton, Nebraska. He was one of 10 children, three brothers and six sisters. He moved to Holyoke in 1926 and lived in the Holyoke-Paoli area until his death. He was united in marriage to Beata Rehfeld on July 6, 1930. Two sons and one daughter were born to this union. He was engaged in farming in the Holyoke and Paoli area until his retirement in 1965.


He was preceded in death by his wife Beata; one son Earl; his parents; two sisters and two brothers.


He is survived by a son Don, Holyoke, and a daughter Lois Lousberg, Venango, Nebraska; three sisters; one brother and eight grandchildren.







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