Cottonwood Chronicle Thursday, February 24, 1966


Louis P. Klapprich, nearly 73, a long time resident of Cottonwood and an employee of the village water department, died Sunday morning at 1:15 at St. Joseph's hospital in Lewiston, where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Klapprich apparently had been failing for some time, but pursued his regular activities until shortly before entering the hospital at Lewiston.
Louis P. Klapprich was born February 27, 1893 at Bismarck, North Dakota, the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Klapprich. The family moved to Cottonwood in January 1904 and settled on a farm west of town.
Louis received his elementary education at Keuterville Grade School and attended Cottonwood High School before engaging in farming with his brother, Joseph. They operated the family farm 21/2 west of Cottonwood jointly from 1915-1937.
In 1937 Mr. Klapprich moved to Cottonwood and made his home here continuously since that time. Since 1950 he has been employed with the Cottonwood Water Department, and also served as a maintenance man for the village. He was a life long member of the Catholic faith and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Cottonwood. He never married.
Besides his work for the village, Mr. Klapprich did odd jobs around town, as he was never one to pass time in an idle manner.
He is survived by two brothers, Joseph W. Klapprich and Harry N. Klapprich, both of Cottonwood; and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Terhaar, Cottonwood and Mrs. Mary Jaszkowiak of Bismarck, North Dakota.
A rosary service for Mr. Klapprich was conducted Monday night at 8 at St. Mary's Church and funeral services were conducted at the church at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.M. Verhoeven officiating and singing the requiem high mass.
Pallbearers were Edward E. Nuxoll, Henry Hattrup, Donald Hoene and Les Rad.
Interment was in Cottonwood Catholic cemetery with the Uhlorn Funeral Home in charge.
Cottonwood business places remained closed Tuesday morning during the funeral services.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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