ALMA KLOSE

Alma Klose, of Mora, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 101 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Mora United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Buckley officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Alma Serine Klose, of Mora, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at St. Clare Living Community.  She was 101 years old.

Alma was born in Armstrong, Iowa, Emmet County, on January 8, 1911 to Eilert and Bertha (Johnson) Nordby.  She was baptized at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong, Iowa.  At the age of four she moved with family to Echols, MN and some years later to Butterfield, MN, Watonwan County.  She attended school in Watonwan County. 

She was united in marriage to Forest D. Klose of St. James, MN on June 30, 1932 where they farmed many years.  Leaving the farm they lived several years at Pine River, MN, Houston, MN and then Moose Lake, MN where they resided for 25 years. To this union three sons were born: Larry D., Paul E. and Marlin J. 

After the death of her husband, Forrest, she moved to Mora to be near family and relatives.  She was member of the United Methodist Church, Golden Treasurer Club and Dorcas Society.  During her life she worked at Harts Summer Resort, cook at School, Bakery and a nurse’s aide at the Health Care Center at Moose Lake.  At Mora she volunteered at the Villa Health Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest D. Klose, parents; 4 sisters; and 5 brothers. She is survived by her sons Marlin (Maxine), Paul (Sharon), and Larry (Phyllis); one brother Edwin Nordby; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild; plus nieces and nephews.

INTERMENT will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Moose Lake.

6 guestbook entries for ALMA KLOSE

  1. Audrea Denstedt September 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Alma was a wonderful lady and always full of wisdom and life. God bless her she lived a wonderful life and was loved by many… Her smile always brightened my day. Love and prayers to her family..

  2. Kari Haler September 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    To Alma’s family:
    Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of a wonderful woman. We didn’t get to see Alma often but my memories of her are of a happy and positive person. You must have wonderful memories of her to cherish. Thinking of all of you during this sad time!
    Sincerely,
    Kari and Doug Haler

  3. karen Kaiserlik September 8, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Alma was such an amazing women.. I will never forget the fun we had while dining in St Clairs.. Her laughter and smiles will be greatly missed.. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

  4. Tina Owens September 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Alma was truely a treasure. We will never forget all the Friday’s she volunteered singing away with the residents. She always had a wonderful smile for all the staff and residents. Our prayers are with you.

  5. sharon kaliszewski-lewellin September 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Alma was always like a grandma to me. She definitely will be missed.

  6. Gina (Skogheim) Stroman October 3, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    I remember Alma – such a sweet little lady with her little yellow Pinto car that she drove. I drove by her old house not long ago and wondered about her. I am glad to hear that she had such a long life. She was one of the good ones. Best to you and your family.

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