Richard worked as a facilities manager for ROHO, Inc. and retired after 34 years of service. After his retirement, he worked as a groundskeeper for Freeburg Community High School. Richard really enjoyed his time at the high school and made many friends there. He also enjoyed helping out at his son’s company, COMRO Products. He was a vehicle enthusiast who loved cars and motorcycles. Richard never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Klotz; two brothers, Ronnie and Randy Klotz; his mother-in-law, Dolores Mezyk; a niece, Kerri Voigt; and a nephew, Danny Klotz.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Michele, nee Mezyk, Klotz, whom he married July 13, 1974;
a son, Ryan (Carrie) Klotz of Freeburg, IL;
a daughter, Rachel (Jeremy) Baldridge of Millstadt, IL;
four grandchildren, Isabel and Vivian Klotz, and Carmen and Evan Baldridge;
his mother, Bernice, nee Kessler, Klotz of Freeburg, IL;
a brother, Robert (Peggy) Klotz of Flagler Beach, FL;
his father-in-law, Mitchell Mezyk Sr. of Belleville, IL;
all his beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws;
and his three granddogs, Otis, Wes, and Wyatt.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL, at a later date.