Otto John Klawitter

January 27, 1943December 16, 2013
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Otto John Klawitter, 70, of Darien, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at SGHS in Brunswick. Memorial services will be held 10AM Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church in Darien with Father Bob Showers officiating. Interment will follow in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery. Born January 27, 1943 in Suring, Wisconsin, to the late Otto and Hazel B. Klawitter, he was a retired Paralegal with Georgia Legal Services. He had been a resident of Darien since 2000, and was a member of Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church in Darien and Knights of Columbus. Mr. Klawitter was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and Green Bay Packers fan, he also enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Magali Klawitter and two sisters and a brother. Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Jean Klawitter of Darien, six children, Jonathan Klawitter and wife Bonnie of Darien, Ingrid Brown and husband Steve of Darien, Robert Overman and wife Nicola of Brunswick, Michael Clark and wife Lisa of Pensacola FL, Cindi Williford and husband Brock of Shellman Bluff and Karen Bray and husband David of St. Simons, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Herman Klawitter of Suring, WI, Mike Klawitter of Broken Arrow, OK, 2 sisters, Edna McLaughlin from Whitewater, WI. and Sally Gustafson of Iron River, WI, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday morning at Nativity of our Lady Catholic Church in Darien from 9AM until the funeral hour. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice, Heartland Hospice, or Nativity of our Lady Catholic Church. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 21, 2013

Otto John Klawitter

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December 22, 2013

I can't help but think of John and when we coached baseball together. He loved all of those kids.John was always a good friend.I'm glad we were able to talk while he was in the hospital.He said he was glad I came and to please come back soon..Ellie and I will always remember John and Magali.When I started to leave the hospital John said he would go the the next Knights of Columbus meeting with me. He had a lot of friends!!!!! LES & ELLIE THOMAS

December 20, 2013

On behalf of Georgia Legal Services, I extend our deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. John was an important member of our staff providing advocacy for low income Georgians in the problems of every day life brought on by their poverty. He was dedicated to his work and his clients, and an inspiration for all of his colleagues. The work he did made the world a better place, and we cannot ask for more as a fitting memorial.
Phyllis Holmen, Executive Director
Georgia Legal Services

December 19, 2013

I had the opportunity to work with John during his days at Georgia Legal Services. He was a thoughtful, informed and tenacious advocate for the clients with whom he worked. I had tremendous respect for him personally and professionally. His dedication to family and his faith community is an attribute of John's I will always admire. Bill Broker, Savannah

Michael Klawitter

December 19, 2013

I have so many memories of my brother John, if I could relate all of them I would have to write a book. These will be kept in my mind and heart. Love and prayers to Jean and Jonathan, Ingrid and Robert as well as the other children. We both are very sorry We cannot be there but our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. Michael and Kathy Klawitter

Bobbie Laufenberg

December 18, 2013

Although most of you didn't know John when he lived in Wisconsin, my memories of Uncle John center around his days on the dairy farm and how we would giggle when he sang silly songs while feeding the cows. His gentle voice never showing impatience when answering a hundred questions from his inquisitive nieces & nephews. May your memories of John bring you comfort and keep him close to you always. God bless.

jay klawitter

December 18, 2013

sorry for the loss of your husband,dad and my uncle. he was a good person. now we know that he is heaven with all my relatives playing cards. he always helped my mom with all the bags at the farm when I was akid cause grandpa always took away my dad to show him what was done on the farm. he will be missed by all who knew him. my prayers go out to my family and friends.

December 18, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your sweet husband, John. We know you will miss him a lot. We are praying for God's peace and comfort to be yours during this difficult time. We are sorry we can't make the trip down but we will be with you in the spirit. Love & prayers for you & all of the family. Your sister, Jo Ann & Lee
Phil. 4:13

December 18, 2013

The people of Nativity Catholic Church in Darien express their condolences to John's wife of 13 years Jean French Klawitter, to John's children Jonathan, Ingrid, Robert, Michael, Cindi and Karen, to John's siblings Herman, Mike, Edna and Sally, and to all John's grandchildren, nephews, nieces, family members and friends.

John was a faithful parishioner and friend. May he rest in peace.