May 7, 1945 - February 23, 2021
Richard “Rich” Klamerus, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at his home. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, with visitation to begin one hour prior. A reception will be held immediately after the memorial service at IBEW Local #405, 1211 Wiley Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. All street rods are asked to park in the west parking lot facing Wiley Blvd. All other guests are asked to park in the east lot. Private Inurnment: Sisley Grove Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Rich, under “photos and videos or media,” starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10. A Celebration of Life will be held in Ashland, Wisconsin tentatively scheduled for July Fourth weekend. Rich was born May 7, 1945, in Ashland, Wisconsin, the son of William and Elizabeth “Dolly” (Hagene) Klamerus. He graduated from DePadua High School in Ashland and attended the Wausau Technical Institute. Rich worked for the City of Cedar Rapids as a design engineer for the water department for over 20 years before retiring in 2002. He was a member of St. Ludmila Catholic Church. Rich played in several bands in the area for many years, the latest being Daybreak. He had an artistic spirit with a talent for drawing. He was a long-time member of Cedar Valley Street Rods and loved attending any and all car events. He loved cars of all kinds, especially Dodges. A perfect day for Rich was taking a cruise in his ’35 Dodge with Mary and car club friends. He enjoyed following Nascar, the Packers and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Rich also loved road trips and cruise vacations with Mary and his long time, good friends from high school in Ashland. Rich will be remembered lovingly as a wonderful father with a generous nature. He was a friend to everyone. He enjoyed talking to people no matter who or where they were. Rich was kind to all. Survivors include his fiancée, Mary Markmann of Cedar Rapids; sons, Ted (Verna) Klamerus of Raleigh, North Carolina, Terry Klamerus of Phillips, Wisconsin, and Troy (Victoria) Klamerus of Niceville, Florida; brothers, William (Marilyn) Klamerus of Cedar Rapids and Robert (Shelbey) Klamerus of Ashland, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as his nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Rich was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom Klamerus, and his sister-in-law, Janet Klamerus. The family wishes to extend a thank you to special friends, Del and Tom, and to the nurses and staff at UnityPoint Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Rich. Memorials may be directed to the family to be used to support Camp Courageous.
Richard “Rich” Klamerus, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at his home. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, with visitation... View Obituary & Service Information
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