Funeral & Obituary for Walter Klatt – May 27, 2021

The funeral will be Thursday, May 27 at 11:15 am, with visitation starting 1 hour prior at 10:00 am.


Walter (Wally) Frank Klatt

Walter “Wally” Frank Klatt, age 94 of Monticello, passed peacefully with his sons by his side in the St. Cloud hospital on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
Wally was born on February 18, 1926 in Wright county to William “Bill” and Ella (Salden) Klatt. On January 7, 1949, he was united in marriage to Helen Yonak, and the couple made their home in Monticello their whole lives.

He worked for Wonderalls in Buffalo for over 25 years as the cutting room manger. After semi-retirement he spent time helping build houses and worked for FSI Fulfillment in Monticello. Wally’s best days were spent doing wood working in his shop building lawn furniture. Many people are still asking about his furniture. When not working, he and Helen were usually at the hunting shack or trailer at Mille Lacs Lake fishing. His passion was deer hunting and fishing. He shot his last deer at age 90 when he decided to stop hunting. He was a member of the Rod and Gun Sportsman’s Club of Monticello.

Wally was preceded in death by his wife Helen, his parents Bill and Ella (Salden) Klatt, brothers Lyle and Lambert “Buck.”
He is survived by sons Bruce (Karen) of Theodosia, MO, Brad (Ann) of Melrose, MN; sister Gladys Bitzer; seven grandchildren Jennifer, Jessica, Hether, Billy, Ryan, Nicholas and Nicole; 12 great-grandchildren Brianna, Erica, Michael, Joseph, Hunter, Oliver, Victor, Fletcher, Cody, Grace, Will and Landen.

The Lord brought Walter into his family of believers through the waters of baptism and made him alive for eternity. He continued to hear of his Heavenly Father’s love for him in worship and Bible study. Walter publicly confirmed his faith in Jesus and throughout his life made it a point to gather with his family of God to listen to Jesus and his Father’s love for him. He was a life-long member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Monticello, MN. Walter was given personal encouragement and strengthen his faith regularly through the Lord’s Supper which continued to help him lift his eyes heavenward. The Lord has now called Walter home to paradise to be with the Lord forever. The Lord blessed Walter with many years of his grace. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, May 27th at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Monticello, MN. Visitation 10-11 a.m., service at 11:15 and light lunch to follow.

The family of Walter Klatt would like to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers, cards, and visits. Thank you for coming today. The service will be available at

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