The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 12, 2013

Edward John Klaseus


—     Edward John Klaseus, age 51, of Elysian, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, at his residence.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the Church of St. Peter, with Rev. Todd Petersen officiating.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mankato.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Monday at the church, with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service.  Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church.  St. Peter Funeral Home handled the arrangements.  Memorials may be given to the Epilepsy Foundation.

    Edward was born on November 6, 1961, in Mankato.  He was the son of Franklin and Margaret (Bartsch) Klaseus.  Edward was known for his love of stuffed animals.

    Edward is survived by his mother, Margaret Deutsch of Mankato; siblings, Joe Klaseus of North Mankato, Georgia (Rand) Jackson of St. Peter, Darlene (Jerry) Morgan of Mapleton, Dennis (Betty) Klaseus of Visalia, CA, Duane Klaseus of North Mankato, Gladys (Alvin) Kline of Waldorf, Sheila Gilsrud of Amboy, and Brenda (Gene) Duncan of Granada; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and godmother, Jan Glackler of St. Peter.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin in 1974 and step-father, Melvin Deutsch in 1997.