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Plains Edition Obituaries 06-29-13

Joseph Patrick “Pete” Klosen

Joseph Patrick “Pete” Klosen, Jr., 71, of Stapleton passed away June 26, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1941, in North Platte to Joseph Patrick and Patricia (Harrahill) Klosen Sr.

He graduated from Stapleton High School in 1959 and attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., graduating with an agribusiness degree. He returned home to the family farm in Stapleton. On Aug. 19, 1967, he married Stella G. Perlinger in Paxton, Neb.

Pete was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, past school board member and past Co-Op board member. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s events and activities.

Survivors include his wife, Stella of Stapleton; children, Kelly Grauerholz of North Platte, Nick (Deanna) Klosen of Stapleton, Angie (Joel) Beavers of Overton, Neb., and John (Danielle) Klosen of Dodge, Neb.; grandchildren, Shelby, Kayla and Morgan Klosen, Madison and Mackenzie Beavers, Caitlin, McKenna and Colton Klosen; sisters, Ann Rose and Janet (Dennis) Knudson, all of Omaha; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church and online condolences may be shared at

Christian Wake Service were 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, with the Rev. Antony Thekkekara as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. ❖

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