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Fred "Fred" Klover


Frederick “Fred” Klover, 98, of Carthage, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2009, at his home on the family farmstead.


He was born January 29, 1911, in Akelsbarg, Germany,t o of Klaaus and Gretje (Wachtendorf) Klover. He was confirmed on March 6, 1927.  At the age of 17 he left Germany and moved to Kansas and was a hired hand on farms.  In 1935 he moved to Illinois and dated Marie Stuehrenberg and on November 30, 1939, they united in marriage at the State Line Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kansas. 

He was a lifelong farmer in the area and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Basco.  Fred and Marie enjoyed going to card parties and loved to square dance.

He is survived by his wife, Marie, of Carthage; two children, Roma Klover Ewing of Chesterfield, Missouri and John Klover of Carthage; Ray Stuehrenberg, of Carthage, who was raised in the Klover home as part of the family until marriage; two grandsons, William David Ewing III and Roman Jonathan Ewing of Chesterfield, Missouri; one brother, Johan Klover of Akelsbarg, Germany; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Claus Clover and a sister, Martha Janssen.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30a.m. Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Basco with burial following in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m., Thursday at Printy Funeral Home, Carthage, with family meeting friends from6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Basco.  




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