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Rick L. Klose

Rick Lee Klose, 64, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 14, 2015, surrounded by his family.

Rick was born on March 10, 1951, to Amaryllis and Kenneth Klose. He was a member of and was married at St. James Lutheran Church to Annette Unger on Oct. 30, 1972. Together they had two children, Corey and Christina, and many loving dogs.

Rick enjoyed life on Shawano Lake and trips to the family cabin up north. He was a history buff and enjoyed fishing, boating, motorcycling, watching old movies, and being with friends and family.

Rick is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Annette; son, Corey (Lisa) Klose; daughter, Christina “Tina” (fiancé, Jeff Jones) Klose; grandchildren, Ella, Isabel and Rylan. He is further survived by one brother, Randy (Kathy) Klose; four sisters, Rebecca (Michael) LaLonde, Rochelle (Terry) Zeuske, Rhonda (John J.) Schmidt and Reneé (Brian) Marohl; sister-in-law, Nancy Meyer; brothers-in-law, Guy, Richard, Kurt and Michael Unger; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amy and Ken Klose; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Angeline and Robert Unger; one brother-in-law, Butch Unger; and one nephew, Craig Klose.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Ted Andrada officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

A special thanks to his best friend, Dick (Annette) Schreiber, for the love and support they gave Rick, as well as to Unity Hospice for its service.