Lloyd Klaus

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Lloyd Klaus, 75, of Cat Spring, Texas, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, in Weimar, Texas.

He was born October 21, 1940, in Shelby, Texas, the son of Roy and Elvira (Meischen) Klaus. Lloyd grew up in the Shelby area, graduating from Round Top-Carmine High School, in 1959. After high school, he attended Blinn Junior College and Sam Houston State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. 

Lloyd was united in marriage to Nila Schluens in Bellville, on July 5, 1970. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring, held numerous offices for the Sons of Hermann for 60 years. Lloyd was also a member of the Austin County Fruit and Nut Committee and the unofficial Mayor of Cat Spring.

He enjoyed wood working and tending to his cattle. Lloyd had the gift of gab that allowed him to converse with anyone, anywhere.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of over 45 years: Nila Klaus of Cat Spring; daughter: Beverly Miles and her husband, Chris, of New Waverly; sons: Roy Klaus and his partner, David Zak, of Montgomery and Ryan Klaus and his wife, Kelly, of Houston; grandchildren: Kimmie Freund and her husband, Matt, Mike Donnell and Laurel Klaus; great grandchildren: Kinley Freund and McKenzie Donnell; sister: Joylene Mathis and her husband, Ken, of Shelby; brother: Weldon Klaus and his wife, Perlie, of Shelby; sisters and brothers-in-law: Fay and Shannon Johnson, Lola and Dennis Landua and Karen and Bob McGill. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Elvira Klaus.

Pallbearers are Ryan Klaus, Roy Klaus, John Landua, Paul Landua, Mike Donnell, Brian Melton, Clay McGill and Ted Higginbotham.

Honorary Pallbearers are Malcolm Dittert, Larry Coody and James Hering.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, in Bellville.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 13, 2016, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring, with Pastor Kevin Haug officiating.

Pallbearers are Ryan Klaus, Roy Klaus, John Landua, Paul Landua, Mike Donnell, Brian Melton, Clay McGill and Ted Higginbotham.

Honorary Pallbearers are Malcolm Dittert, Larry Coody and James Hering.

Interment will follow in the Millheim Cemetery in Millheim, Texas.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to either: St. John Lutheran Church, 480 Ross Street, Cat Spring, Texas 78933 or to the Millheim Cemetery, c/o Hurst Barbee, 4787 FM 949, Sealy, Texas 77474.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418 (979)865-2424.

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