Ralph E. Klostermann, age 62 of Highland, IL, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his residence in Highland, IL.
He was born November 05, 1954, in Highland, IL, the son of Emil and Freda (nee Tebbe) Klostermann.
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of Highland Moose Lodge# 2479; National Rifle Association; Highland Pistol & Rifle Club.
Ralph grew up on the family farm east of Grantfork and attended Immaculate Conception School in Pierron, IL. He graduated Highland High School in 1972. Ralph worked for Gould Inc., Electrical Components Division in Elgin, IL, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) in Kansas City, and Sargent & Lundy in Chicago as a Sr. Electrical Commissioning Specialist. He traveled throughout the U.S. and over seas to include the Middle East and Philippines servicing high voltage components in gas powered and nuclear power plants. He retired in 2015. Ralph loved his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was an avid reader and liked listening to audio books. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards.
Survivors include :
Brother – Philip T. (Sharon) Klostermann, Highland, IL
Sister – Julianna M. (Ronald) Linenfelser, Highland, IL
Brother – Martin H. (Kyle Audrey) Klostermann, Highland, IL
Brother – Gerard J. Klostermann, Highland, IL
Brother – James C. (Carol) Klostermann, Highland, IL
Brother – John W. (Carrie) Klostermann, Farmersville, TX
Brother – Kenneth P. (Kathleen) Klostermann, Highland, IL
Brother – David F. (Lynette) Klostermann, Mt. Carmel, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Twenty-two
Great Nieces & Nephews – Many
He was preceded in death by :
Father – Emil S. Klostermann – Died 8/28/1984
Mother – Freda H. Klostermann, nee Tebbe – Died 11/26/2011
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL., with Rev. Father Pat G. Jakel, officiating.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Pierron, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Knights for Lights; St. Paul Educational Foundation; or Masses.