In Memory

James Klotz - Class Of 1956

James Klotz

James Klotz



James L. Klotz, 73, of Pleasant Prairie, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012, at Aurora Medical Center.

Born in Kenosha on August 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Leo and Alice (Shelton) Klotz. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he was educated at St. Thomas and St. Mary schools.

On October 28, 1961, he married Joan Decker at St. George Catholic Church.

James worked for many years as a manager at Goodwill Industries, was a dispatcher for the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, and retired as assistant court clerk for Pleasant Prairie.

He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, was a scorekeeper for Little League for many years, sang in the Snap-On Male Chorus and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.

Survivors include his wife, Joan of Pleasant Prairie; three sons, James M. (Linda) Klotz of Kenosha, Jeff (Kris) Klotz of Tucson, AZ, and John (Cher) Klotz of Las Vegas, NV; four sisters, Kathy (Jimmie) Spino of Kenosha, Mary (Dennis) Milutenovic of Kenosha, and twins Jean (Kurt) Plaisted of Kenosha and Joan (Sid) Saldana of Arizona; four grandchildren, Cassandra Klotz of Racine, Catherine (Chad) Lee of Racine, Kaitlyn M. Klotz of Tucson, AZ, and Jackson A. Klotz of Tucson, AZ; and two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Benjamin Lee, both of Racine.

Jim’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nursing staff and chaplains of the ICU at Aurora Medical Center for the kind and compassionate care they gave Jim. God bless everyone for their love and support.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, from the Proko Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Therese Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Proko Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Therese Catholic Church or the family would be appreciated.