Carl Klatt, age 71, of Lynd, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, under the care of Prairie Home Hospice at his residence. Memorial Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. The afternoon will close with a Prayer Service at 3:00 p.m. Following interment in the Lynd Cemetery, a reception for attendees will be held at the Lynd Community Center.
Carl Myron Klatt was born on February 10, 1952, in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He was the son of Gerald John and Haleene Miriam (Schuler) Klatt. His family moved around Minnesota in his youth, and he graduated from Storden High School with the class of 1970. Carl went on to vocational school in Jackson, Minnesota, where he studied auto body work. Carl began his work in Mankato, Minnesota, and spent over 50 years with Prestige Auto (later Abra).
Carl had 2 children, Jesse and Gina, by a previous marriage and He was later united in marriage for a second time to Judy Ann Tople on September 8, 1990. The couple made their home in Lynd, Minnesota.
Carl served over 36 years on the Lynd Fire Department, 22 years as Chief, and he also acted as mayor of Lynd for 8 years. He could often be found working in the garage, painting cars for shows, or out on the golf course. His other enjoyments in life included following stock car racing, NASCAR racing, playing games on his cell phone, reading books, and watching TV.
Carl Klatt died at his residence on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. He had reached the age of 71 years, 7 months, and 17 days. Blessed be his memory.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Klatt of Lynd; children, Jesse (and Brandee) Klatt of Marshall, Gina Hoss of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Bailee, Devyn, Sebaztian, Madixx, Sierra, Madison; sister, Karen Klatt of Granite Falls; other relatives and friends.
Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Haleene Klatt, and an infant brother, Ken Klatt.
Judy would like to express her appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Prairie Home Hospice as well as the relationships she has fostered first with Doug and Chari Hamilton and later David and Elly Sprik at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.