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William Elden Klassen

William Elden Klassen

Male 1932 - 2011  (78 years)

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  • Name William Elden Klassen  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 14 Feb 1932  Hamilton, Greenwood Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Army - Korea 
    Occupation Government - U.S. Post Office 
    Died 4 Jan 2011  Clarksville, Montgomery Cnty, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried Kentucky Veterans Cem West, Hopkinsville, Christian Cnty, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I13847  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Father Adolf W. Klassen,   b. 12 May 1899, Inman, McPherson Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1973, Ulysses, Grant Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Iva Irene Ault,   b. 28 Feb 1904, Elmwood, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1995, Johnson, Stanton Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1924  [1, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Yvonne Green 
    Married Y  [5
     1. Vicky Lynn Klassen
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 
    Family ID F5223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1940 census shows his parents "A. W. Klassen," 40, and Iva, 36, and three children: William E., 8; Eileen D., 6; and Herbert C., 2 months. All the children were born in Kansas. 1940 U.S. Census, Lamont Twsp, Hamilton Cnty, KS (T 627, Roll 1234, ED 38-5, stamped p. 12-B)[the census was taken on 3 Apr 1940].
    • At the time of his father's death in 1973, William was living in Clarksville, TN.
    • The Social Security Death Index records that William E. Klassen (SSN issued by Kansas) was born 14 Feb 1932 and died 4 Jan 2011 while residing in Clarksville, Montgomery Cnty, TN.
    • Obituary, The [Clarksville, TN] Leaf Chronicle (6 Jan 2011):
      "William Elden Klassen, 78, Clarksville [TN], died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at his residence. The funeral will be held at 12:00 Friday[ ]....
      "Burial will be in Kentucky Veteran Cemetery-West....
      "He was born Feb. 14, 1932, the son of Adolph W. Klassen and Iva Ault Klassen. He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-son James Keith Green.
      "He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Sycamore Flat Church of Christ.
      "He is survived by his wife Yvonne Green Klassen of Clarksville, one step-son John Walter Green of Birmingham, AL., one daughter Vicky Lynn (Don) Winck of Folley, AL., one step-daughter Anita (Tommy) Brewer of Clarksville, one brother Herbert C. (Velma) Klassen of Kendall, KS., one sister Eileen (Glenn) Bishop of Hemit, CA,. five grandchildren Justin Ellis, Blake Ellis, Chris Eastham, Jason Watkins and Crystal Gerwitz, four great grandchildren and Jordan his K-9 companion.*** "

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  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Adolf W. Klassen; 27 May 1973).

    2. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (

    3. [S705] Ancestry Tree - Jason Snouffer|, Jason Snouffer, "Our Histree", (, Public Member Tree, Online database, ).

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    5. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (William E Klassen; 6 Jan 2011).

    6. [S140] Franklin Cnty, OH, Ct Records|, Franklin Cnty, OH, "Court Records", (Franklin County Courthouse, 375 S. High St, Columbus, OH 43215), Probate Court, 45:315 (21 Dec 1939) (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S1029] KS Census 1930, Hamilton|, Hamilton County, Kansas, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 704, p. 12).

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