In Memory

Richard D Klaffer

Richard D Klaffer

Richard Klaffer 


ALTON — Richard "Dick" Klaffer, 63, passed away on September 30, 2016 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton.

He was born on October 22, 1952, in Alton, Illinois, the son of the late Andy E. and Esther E. (Gound) Klaffer.

He married Betty Ann Johnson in Alton on June 6, 1981.

He owned Bill and Joe's Towing in East Alton where he drove a tow truck for many years. He was a veteran of the Navy having served during Vietnam.

In addition to his spouse, Betty, he is survived by two stepsons, Bobby (Becky) Gerber of Hardin, Illinois, and Gary (Shelly) Gerber of Brighton, Illinois; a stepdaughter, Michele Gerber of Alton; 10 grandchildren; three nieces, Kimberly (Chuck) Fry of Mulberry Grove, Shone (Judy) Fry of Litchfield, Roxanna (Chuck) Johnson of Wood River; a nephew, Tracy (Kami) Fry of Eldon, Missouri.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon K. and Cary L. Fry; a niece Toni P. Fry-Hilgert.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton with Rev. Steve Barrett officiating.

Burial will follow at Scenic Hills Cemetery in Grafton, Illinois.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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