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Joseph Raymond Klauzer

October 27, 1952 - April 24, 2017

Joseph Raymond Klauzer, 64, of Springfield died at 2:40 pm, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 27, 1952 in Springfield, IL to Joe and Dorothy Klauzer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Linda.

Joe retired in 2009 after working many years as a proud union laborer for Local 477 in Springfield. He enjoyed live music, dancing, and surrounded himself with lifelong friends. He was always the best dressed at any event and infamous for his unique hats. He was generous beyond description and once gave a stranger his limo. He married his
soulmate Patricia (Madonia) Elliott on January 20, 2011 and adored every second they had together.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Elliott of Springfield; one son, Josh Klauzer; three step-daughters, Kimberly Moore, Andrea Elliott, Elana Elliott; two step-sons, Michael Walden Sr. and Nick Elliott (fiancé Astacia Cassel); one nephew, Jason Finley; grandchildren, Rileigh, Isabella, Michael Jr., Jacey, Grace, Mason, Rylee and Cameron; one great niece Kaitlyn; two great nephews, Austin and Landon and several cousins.

The family will host a Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Koo Koo’s Nest, 3045 Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time: 02:00 pm

Koo Koo's Nest


3045 Sangamon Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702


Memorial Information

St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

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