Don N. Kloos, 87 of Cedar Rapids passed away peacefully at his home after a short illness on Monday November 18, 2019. Funeral Mass: 10:00 AM on Monday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Rev. Phil Thompson will officiate. Entombment with military rites at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home where a vigil service will be held at 2:00 PM.
Don was born on June 30, 1932 in Iowa City to Harry and Essie Kloos. Following high school he entered the US Airforce where he served in The Korean War from 1952-1956. Don married the love of his life, Pauline DeMeulenaere on June 1, 1957 at St. Matthews Church in Cedar Rapids. He enjoyed a long career as an Ironworker and was a proud union member of the Local 89 for 37 years. He remained very involved with union activities long after his retirement in 1994.
Don was a charter member of St Pius X Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, loved a good meal, and experienced his greatest joy spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was quick with a joke and shared many moments of laughter with family and good friends. We will all miss him tremendously.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Pauline; children, Tim (Sue) Kloos of Iowa City, Mike (Kerry) Kloos of Cedar Falls, Kaye Moeller of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Marshal Kloos, Margo (Tyler) Wolgast, Marcus (Sasha) Kloos, Katy (Jake) Farley, Andy Kloos, Holly Kloos, Henry (Heather) Moeller, Oliver Moeller; great-grandchildren, Madeline and Alec; siblings, Art (Karen) Kloos, Wayne Kloos; and sister-in-law, Alberta Kloos.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bonnie Mitchell, Betty Edmonds, Twyla Kloos, Velma Mohr, Glenn Kloos, Wanda Sargent, and infant sister, Alberta.
Those who wish to remember Don with a gift may direct them in his name to Mercy Hospice or St. Pius X Church.