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John S. Klasner Obituary

July 23, 2020

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University Professor Emeritus John S. Klasner passed away July 15 in Marquette, MI.

A private service and interment of his ashes will held in Calumet, MI, at a later date.

Klasner began working at WIU in September 1972 and retired in December 1998. He was a professor of geology and directed WIU's Centennial Honors College from 1994-1998. He served as president of WIU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in 1993.

Klasner is survived by his wife, Gretchen; his children, Chris, Fritz, Laura and Paul; seven grandchildren; and three sisters.

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