William R. "Bill" Klatt


VALLEY FALLS- William Raymond “Bill” Klatt, 67, of Valley Falls, KS, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home with his wife by his side. He was born March 7, 1954 in McPherson, KS, the son of Raymond William and Laura (Pauls) Klatt.

Bill graduated from Moundridge High School in 1972, and continued his education graduating from Kansas State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He had lived in Valley Falls for 8 years, and previously in McPherson, KS. In his younger years, Bill was Rancher for 2 years at Crested Butte and Gunnison, CO. He later became a Federal Meat Grader working in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Lastly, he finished his working career as a Forman of the Machinists at Wear Technology for Milacron, Inc. in McPherson, KS.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Valley Falls and a member of the Machinist Union.

 He married Lois Toews in 1973, they later divorced. He married Debbie Shade in 1982 and they later divorced.

 Bill married Brenda E. Smith-Vineyard on April 29, 2006. They celebrated over 14 years of marriage.

 Survivors include his wife, Brenda of the home; 3 children, Dr. Heather Klatt of Joplin, MO, Bradly Klatt (Lori) of McPherson, KS and Jessica Wolf (Austin) of McPherson, KS; step-son, Ryan Kimberlin (Carrie) of Meriden, KS; 2 sisters, Kristi Morgan (Richard) of Moundridge, KS and Cheryl Ayer (Boyd) of Wichita, KS; 3 grandchildren, Rylan Klatt, Wyatt and Stella Kimberlin and “one on the way”.

 Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2012 at McPherson Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Mask are requested. Memorials may be given to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge or Valley Falls Humane Society c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, Kansas 66088. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.

Posted online on March 23, 2021