George Klann

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George R. Klann, age 87, of Freeburg, IL, died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at his residence.

George was born on May 16, 1932, in Litchfield, IL, the son of George and Marie, nee York, Klann. He was a 1950 graduate of Freeburg High School and a 1959 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. He retired from Magna Bank Group with over 25 years of service.

A lifetime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Freeburg, George served on the church council and other various committees. He served many years as a Village Trustee of Freeburg, including two terms as the Mayor.

George was a member of the Freeburg Chamber of Commerce, a member and Post Commander of the Freeburg American Legion Post 550, and a member of the Freeburg VFW Post 7074. He served as Treasurer of the Freeburg Recreation Association for many years. He also served on the Freeburg Grade School District 70 school board and other community organizations.

George was preceded in death by his parents;  a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Peggy Scheid; and a brother-in-law John Schweiger.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 60 years, Sharon, nee Scheid, Klann, whom he married on June 4, 1960;
his five children, Richard (Karen) Klann of Fountain Hills, AZ, Ronald (Lana) Klann of Batavia, IL, Jennifer (Curtis) Hummert of Mascoutah, IL, Lisa (Keith) Schlesinger of Boonsboro, MD, and Steven Klann of East Boston, MA;
eight grandchildren, Caitlin Klann, Thomas (Kayla) Klann, Samuel Klann, Chelsi (fiancé Michael Lloyd) Hummert, Mitchell Hummert, Carly (fiancé Jonathan Duke) Schlesinger, Madalyn Schlesinger, and Nicholas Klann;
two sisters, Marion Schweiger and Sharon Motes;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Paul’s UCC Renovation Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Private family services will be held at St. Paul’s UCC, Freeburg, IL followed by a private graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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24 Comments on George Klann

Lynnette Pfeiffer said : Guest Report May 04, 2020 at 2:47 PM

I was very sorry to learn of the death of George Klann. He was my boss when I worked in the Accounting Dept. of First National/Magna Bank. He was also one of my favorite persons, always so nice. May he rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Tricia Ruhmann Martinez said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2020 at 5:53 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Jim and Coco Price said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2020 at 12:50 PM

So sorry to your whole family for your loss! George was a wonderful man and a community leader. Love and prayers to you all!

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Mel & Sharon Weck said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Please accept our sympathy on the passing of George. It was always a pleasure working with George at the bank.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Sheri Helms Babb said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2020 at 9:25 PM

Sorry for your loss during this difficult time. Wishing peace and comfort to you all.

  • Columbia
  • Il
Patti Reiss said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2020 at 5:07 PM

Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • FREEBURG
  • IL
Rhonda Minks Swinney said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2020 at 5:59 PM

I went to school w Lisa and knew her other siblings as well. Losing a parent is very hard. My heart and prayers go out to the Klanns.

  • St Louis
  • Mo
Kathy Schweiger said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2020 at 5:08 PM

Uncle George was a quiet soul who always made you happy with his presence. Sharon,may you always feel his love.

  • Freburg
  • Illinois
Gary & Karen Voelker said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2020 at 4:07 PM

Dear Sharon and family, we were so sorry to hear about George’s passing. We send our love and prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jim Huffman said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2020 at 3:41 PM

Sharon, Rick,Ronnie, Jennifer, Lisa, Steven and your entire family, Deepest sympathies to you all.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Betty Fuchs Adamson said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2020 at 11:08 AM

So very sorry to hear of your family's loss. I worked with George for many years at First National Bank, he always had a smile on his face and was kind to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Joyce Massmann said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 8:22 PM

Sharon and family, I am so sorry for you lost. May God guide you through these tough times. RiP George ❤

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Joyce said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Lebanon
  • Il
Lani Parker said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 2:58 PM

Please accept my condolences, Mr. Klann was a good man and he will be missed. Prayers and sympathy for all of you.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Laurie said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 2:07 PM

So sorry to learn of Uncle George’s passing. It’s hard to lose a dear family member. I remember Uncle George as a kind quiet soul. May memories comfort you. Condolences to all the family but especially Aunt Sharon. Love. Laurie and Gary

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Barb Clossen Sauerhage said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 12:46 PM

The Klann Family, I am so sorry for you loss. Mr. Klann was a wonderful person to everyone he came into contact with. He will truly be missed! prayers

  • Gautier
  • MS
Al & Rose Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 11:40 AM

Sharon @ Marion...Sorry for your loss...George was a fine FCHS classmate, champion baseball team member and friend...He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Wentzville
  • Mo
Kendra Grout said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 10:03 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed my interaction with him when he was a school board member. He will be missed by many. Prayers for your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Karla Schlesinget said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 9:21 AM

I am so sorry to see this this am about your father. It’s so hard loosing a parent. My heart aches for you and the family. My sincere sympathy to you all. Prayers for everyone! Let me know if I can do Anything! Keep in touch! We love you all!

  • PDR
  • Ill
Debbie & Craig said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 8:38 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you.

  • Saint Charles
  • Il
Julie Bonebrake said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 7:03 AM

So very sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Deepest sympathies to you all.

  • Arnold
  • Missouri
Virginia Wilson said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 4:34 AM

I am so sorry to read of the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Boonsboro
  • MD
Jody Vernier said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 12:26 AM

I am so sorry to hear about George. Prayers for you and your family. God Bless. Take care and stay safe. ♥️🙏🏻

  • Smithton
  • Il
Steve Skasick said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 4:47 PM

Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. George was one of the many great men I had the pleasure of meeting and serving with when I came to Freeburg in 1973. I will fondly remember the many Park board meetings and homecoming setups we shared. I remember him for his humility and kindness. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Maryville
  • IL

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