In loving memory of

Rita K Kloss
September 2, 1927 - August 14, 2006

Rita Kathryn Kloss, age78 of Royalton, MN passed away Monday, August 14, 2006 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton with Father Laurn Virnig, officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday and Friday from 8:00- 10:00 A.M. at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Chapel in Royalton, MN. Christian Mothers will pray a rosary at 4:30 P.M. Thursday afternoon at the funeral chapel followed by parish prayers at 7:00 P.M. Rita K. Kloss was born September 2, 1927 in St. Cloud, MN to the late Leo and Rose (Gottwalt) Popp. She grew up on a farm near Rice, MN. Rita attended and graduated from St. Francis High School in Little Falls. She worked as a waitress at Andy's Supper Club and the grocery store in Rice. Rita began piano and organ lessons and became an organist and played organ in Royalton, Rice and Rockville. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Kloss on November 10, 1947 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice, MN. The couple made their home on a farm East of Royalton where they lived until 1997 when they moved to Royalton. Rita was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton and a member of the Christian mothers. She enjoyed playing organ, was an excellent cook, loved flowers & especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. Rita also enjoyed time with her brothers and sisters. They were able to bring out the best in Rita. She always had a glow on her face when she was with them. Rita is survived by her husband Lawrence; sons, Jeffrey (Jackie) Kloss, Bruce (Cheryl) Kloss, all of Royalton, Brad (Mary) of Reno, NV; siblings, Leona (Ben) Kasella of Little Falls, Marion (Tony) Kasella of Little Falls, Sr. M. Lerose, O.S.F., Little Falls, Elmer (Bernie) Popp of Opole, Robert (Alma) Popp of Rice, Harold (Valeria) Popp of Orange City, FL, Ernie (Delores) Popp of Rice, Joanne (Adi) Zistl of St. Stephen, Correen Garner of Sartel, Roselyn (John) Huver of Rice and Johnelle (Doug) Novak of Foley; grandchildren, Jeffery (Amanda Rudolph) Kloss, Jr., Adrian Kloss, Aaron (Hanna Johnson) Kloss, Joe Kloss, Kayla, Kloss, & Kelsey Kloss; step-grandchildren, Melissa Waddell, Guy Waddell, Jr., James Waddell, Kristina Kipka & husband, Dale, Stephanie Latterell, Andrea Latterell & Ashley Latterell; great-grandchildren, Michael Kloss, Matthew Kloss, Lane Kloss, Nicole Kloss, Alli Hanneken, Jacob Hoheisel, Brody Hartnik, Janeica Kipka, Logan Kipka, Emerck Latterell & Benjamin Stay. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Roman, Aurther, Wilfred, Marvin and Leo, Jr. Kloss; grandson, Kyle Kloss and step-granddaughter, Jackie Waddell. Casketbearers are Jeffrey, Adrian, Aaron & Joe Kloss, Tom Popp and Myron Gliesner. Arrangements are with the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Royalton, MN.


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