Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Henry Klassen

   Henry Klassen, 92, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 19, at Brittany Manor in Midland following a short illness. He was born in Hepburn, Saskatchewan, Canada on Jan. 16, 1913 to Jacob and Katharina (Voth) Klassen.

   Mr. Klassen moved to Gladwin with his family in 1923 and returned to Gladwin in 1942 after living in Dearborn. On July 4, 1937 he married Ruth Hager in Butman Township. He was the father of six children.

   Henry was a faithful member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. He enjoyed music and until recently could be found playing music for senior citizens events, nursing homes, and church meetings with good friends Jim Gower and Ted Brown.

   Besides his wife Ruth, Henry is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Dale) Beardslee of Spring Arbor, and Carolyn Klassen of Gladwin; two sons, Harold Klassen of Midland and Harvey Klassen of Springport; and 12 grandchildren and 17 Great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Jacob, John, Peter, David and Frank; three sisters, Mary Klassen, Helena Golder and Anna Applegate; two sons, Robert and David; and one Great grandson.

   Funeral services were held Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. Burial was at the Butman Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the nursing staff at Britanny Manor for their loving care during Henry’s final days.

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Butman Twp. Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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