Willard Klatt ‘Will’ ‘Deuce,’ 80

Published 7:01 am Sunday, November 1, 2015



Willard Klatt “Will” “Deuce,” 80, of East Troy, Wisconsin, died at home Oct. 25, 2015.

Born Oct. 22, 1935, and raised in Austin, Minnesota, Will, a graduate of St. Augustine High School 1954 went on to college to earn his Masters Degree in Teaching from UW Madison. After college he began his teaching career for 20 years, which he spent mainly in Berlin, Wisconsin. During this time in both Berlin and Westfield, Wisconsin, as head football coach he led the Westfield team to an undefeated year where the opponents never scored. In Berlin he saw two championships. After retirement from teaching he owned a business in industrial sales. An avid golfer, Will spent time as the golf pro at Mascoutin Golf Club in Berlin.

A beloved husband of 55 years to Iris (nee Loomis); he also leaves his beloved cat Mittens. He was a dear dad of Karleen (Mark) Rogers, Christopher (Kristin), Lisa (Gary Neumann) Baldwin and Jennifer Mack; a proud grandpa of Megan and Jared Rogers, Emily and John Klatt, Lyndley (Colin) Kent, Joshua and Genevieve Baldwin, Jacob, Caitlin, Nathan and McKenna Mack; a cherished great-grandpa of Gabrielle, Hannah, Ethan and Mariah. He is also survived by his big brother Eugene “Ace” (Virginia) Klatt; and other loving relatives and friends.

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He is preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Irene; and step-mother Hila.

Will’s family asks that you join with them to gather to reminisce about his life and watch the Badger game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Morningstar Golfers Club, S77 W26285 Prairieside Dr., Waukesha, Wisconsin 53189. Arrangements are with Max A. Sass & Sons, Greenridge Directors 414-282-4050, www.maxsass.com.