May 13, 1940 - August 27, 2012
Gary A. Klos, 72, died unexpectedly Monday, August 27 in O’Fallon, IL. Born May 13, 1940 in Chicago Heights, he graduated from Bloom High School in 1958 and went on to graduate from Valparaiso University. He worked his entire professional career as a Federal Special Agent for the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Office of the Inspector General where he worked persistently for patient rights until he retired in 2002. As an Illinois High School Association official, he enjoyed many years of calling balls and strikes on the baseball field along with blowing the whistle on the basketball court with good friends. Although he loved traveling with his wife, family, and good friends, Gary was happiest at home relaxing by the pool, working the crossword and solving Ken-Kens. Gary was a devoted husband to Carol nee Marthaler and loving father to Ellen (John) Dini of Mount Prospect, Jeff (Anne) Klos of LaGrange, Kevin (Kiffin) Klos of Austin, TX, Tim (Nora) Klos of Chicago, Mary Beth (Jeffrey) Riepe of O’Fallon, IL, and Amy (Adam) Dunwoody of O’Fallon, IL. He was adored by his grandchildren: Caroline, Daniel and Matthew Klos, Elizabeth and Brian Dini, Claire and Katherine Riepe, and Jacob Klos. Dear brother to Sally (Joseph) Klyczek of Chicago Heights. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luvurne and Norbert Klos. Gary will be fondly missed by many dear friends, old and new. In later years, he will be remembered for his sense of humor, optimism and perseverance in the face of various health challenges. Visitation Thursday, Aug. 30, 5-8pm & Friday, Aug. 31, 8-9am at Heartland Memorial Center, 7151 183rd St, Tinley Park. Funeral Friday, Aug. 30, 10 am St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Rd, Chicago Heights. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Memorial contributions to St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 625 St. Nicholas Dr., O'Fallon, IL 62269, & Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, 1-800-708-7644.
Gary A. Klos, 72, died unexpectedly Monday, August 27 in O’Fallon, IL. Born May 13, 1940 in Chicago Heights, he graduated from Bloom High School in 1958 and went on to graduate from Valparaiso University. He worked his entire professional career... View Obituary & Service Information
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