Richard Allen Klaus

  • Born: July 31, 1935
  • Died: May 12, 2018
  • Location: Fort Gratiot, Michigan

Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home

1720 Elk St.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Tel. (810) 985-9605

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard Allen Klaus, 82, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, May 12, 2018.

He was born July 31, 1935 in Port Huron to the late Harold S. and Eileen D. Klaus. He married Margaret A. Glyshaw on July 23, 1960 in Port Huron. She preceded him in death on April 9, 2012.

Richard was a 1953 graduate of Port Huron High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1957 and the National Guard from 1954 to 1956 and 1958 to 1959. Richard was employed with the Port Huron Police Department from 1963 to 1990 and the St. Clair County Sheriff Department from 1990 till his retirement in 1997. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing baseball and softball as well as being an umpire.

Richard is survived by his son, Richard H. Klaus; daughter, Debra A. (Jeffrey) Cornwell; grandchildren, Leigh and Joseph Cornwell; and sisters-in-law, Brenda Klaus and Marlene Glyshaw. He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Klaus.

Visitation will be from 2-9 pm Thursday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Richard will lie in state from 9:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am on Friday, May 18, 2018 in St. Mary Catholic Church. The Reverend Zbigniew Zomerfeld will officiate.

Burial will follow in Ruby Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Blue Water Mental Health Clinic.

For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dick & Debbie , so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Working and talking with him all those years is something I'll treasure always!

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2018

Posted by lou fair - mio, MI   May 18, 2018

I am sad for the loss of Uncle Dick. Cannot make it down to say Goodbye, but Huge hugs to Rich, Deb, Jeff, Leigh, and Joe. Uncle Dick's great smile and laugh will always be a happy happy memory!

Posted by Rebecca Benton - Lake Ann, MI   May 16, 2018

Dick stopped at our store WEBSTERS PARTY STORE many times over the years.He usually had a snack,which was an orange juice and candy bar.We enjoyed our conversation with him.He was always easy to talk with and in good humor.Please accept our sympathy in his passing ,rip Dick

Posted by arlene and nick webster - port huron, MI - friend   May 16, 2018

Dick an Debbie, I am so saddened to hear of your fathers passing. Your father was a true friend I valued very much. I so enjoyed talking with him about our working together in the 60's, and keeping in touch all these years. It has only been a week or so since I last chatted with him and I will miss the many chats we have had over the years. My sincere condolences to you both.

Harry Arnold

Tucson, AZ

Posted by Harry Arnold - Tucson, AZ   May 16, 2018

To The Klaus Family;
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief. Your dad was as tough as they come while working the street. But he treated everyone with dignity and respect, even under the worst of circumstances. Dick was a man of strong principles, but more often he led with his heart. He served his City well and it was an honor to have worked with him for many years.

Posted by Chief James E Carmody (Ret.) - Wyoming, MI   May 15, 2018