Richard Klatt, Jr. died peacefully on June 25, 2020, at his home in Metairie. He would have been 88 in July. He was the eldest son of Richard Klatt and Ella Ernst Klatt and was preceded in death by his brother Karl F. Klatt. He is survived by Diane C. Klatt, his wife of 43 years; his sister, Dottie Cloutman; niece, Cheryl Hilsman (David Hilsman – Deceased); nephew, James Cloutman (Susan C. Cloutman); great nephews William Hilsman and Connor Cloutman; a great niece Kristen Cloutman; and a cousin, Barbara C. Smith. He graduated from St. Aloysius high school and lived most of his life in Lakeview until Hurricane Katrina. He served in the U.S Navy on the USS Pine Island during the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Dominic’s and then St. Louis King of France. Throughout his career, he worked in the New Orleans area for Woodward Wight, The Coca Cola Bottling Company, and International Shipholding Corporation. He was a member of Die Deutsche Gesellschaft, and the Deutsches Haus. He enjoyed collecting old woodworking tools and machinery and was prone to saying “they don’t make them like that anymore”. A special thanks to Samantha Dupre, Dominique Williams, Wanda Cook and the rest of the staff at Right at Home for the special care they gave him. Mass Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 11 A.M. in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. Interment to follow the mass at Metairie Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 A.M. until Mass time. ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME 3827 CANAL ST. NEW ORLEANS , LA 70119 Condolences may be left at www.schoenfh.com.
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