David Patrick Klossner

July 3, 1961September 26, 2020

Surrounded by the love of his family, David Patrick Klossner entered eternal life on September, 26th, 2020. Taken from this world far too soon by pancreatic cancer, his light, love and presence will be missed by many. A true family man, David's legacy lives on through his wife, children, and grandchildren, as well as extended family and friends.

Born on July 3, 1961, in Rome, New York, David was the son of Geraldine and Reynold Klossner and grew up in Tupper Lake, New York. David was an all-star athlete in high school football, went on to play collegiate football at Northwestern Oklahoma University, along with several years with the Watertown Red & Black semi-professional team. During training camp for the Houston Oilers, David experienced a knee injury thus ending his professional football endeavors. David also spent several years as a competitive powerlifter and coach in upstate New York.

Like his father, David was a skilled and talented craftsman, carpenter, and mason, evidenced by everything he did personally and professionally. David began his career in corrections at the Texas State Prison, then in 1990 he started working at the Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) in Ray Brook, New York. In 1994, Dave (and his three children from a previous marriage) met his wife, Katie, and shortly after transferred to FCI in Englewood, Colorado. Katie and David were married on December 31, 1996, in Lake Placid, New York.

David and family lived in Castle Rock, Colorado, from 1995-2012, where David was very active in the community with Castle Rock Players, and as a football coach (Dolphin Youth Football Association, CRFD vs. CRPD Turkey Bowl fundraiser, and Douglas County High School). After 21 years, multiple career awards, and life-long friendships, David retired from FCI. In 2012, David and family moved to Commerce Township, Michigan, where he discovered a new career passion as a facility director for various senior living communities. In early 2018, Dave’s dream of having a cabin on the lake came true. He spent as much time as possible fishing, kayaking, swimming, and enjoying lake life with family and friends. In the summer of 2019, David and family returned to Castle Rock, Colorado, to be closer to his son, better medical support, and their church family.

David is survived by his wife, Katie, and youngest daughter, Ellie Klossner, of Castle Rock, CO; his oldest daughter Micah Klossner Bartocha (Tony) of Edwards, NY; his son Dakota Klossner (Christina) of Fruita, CO; his daughter-in-law Tanya Klossner of Hokes Bluff, AL; his 'Italian daughter' (exchange student) Giulia Orlando of Rome, Italy; his mother, Geraldine Klossner of Tupper Lake, NY; his siblings, Rey Klossner of Gatesville, TX, Reggie Klossner (Becky) of Hilton Head, SC, Deborah Klossner of Canastota, NY, Robert Klossner (Beckie) of Constantia, NY, Lauri Dukette (David), Dennis Klossner (Tracy), and Chris Klossner (Erin) of Tupper Lake, NY; six beautiful grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews, and other family relatives. David was truly blessed with so many good friends everywhere he lived or worked, especially close family friends Chuck and Cheryl Voyles (of Lone Jack, MO).

David was preceded in death by his son, Logan Klossner, his father Reynold Klossner, his siblings Sandra and Daniel Klossner, his in-laws Bob and Bobbie Damp, and his ex-wife Jerri Lynn Roots.

With the current COVID travel restrictions for New York State, the Tupper Lake service will now be held at a later date. There will be a memorial service at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock, CO, on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2pm. Please enter the following URL address on the internet to be able to register to attend this service: ""

In addition, a celebration of Dave’s life will be held at his beloved lake cabin in Michigan in spring/summer 2021.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a college fund for Dave's youngest, Ellie. (If you wish to make a donation, please click on the link below).


7 November

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

New Hope Presbyterian Church

3737 New Hope Way
Castle Rock, CO

Please use the link below to register to attend services:


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Jacob Davis

October 16, 2020

Coach, this breaks my heart. You and Logan are the reason I got into football and without either of you I would not be where I am in this life. This hurts me and to Micah and Dakota and the rest of the family, I am sending all my good energy. Rest in Power with Logan

All love

Jacob (#66)

JoAnne Grower

October 3, 2020

Heaven has another good man❤️ David is now pain free and probably continuing on with great things like maybe pro football player. Fond memories of David and all the Klossners at the family get togethers. David, please give a kiss to my Mom, Dad, and all our family in heaven❤️

Diane Kroll

October 2, 2020

Dave was always so kind...and always had a smile on his face. Enjoyed greatly the times we all shared together. Sending my love to Dave in Heaven, Katie, Ellie, and all his family and friends. You are missed greatly by all who had the pleasure of knowing you.
Diane Kroll

Fred Yells

October 1, 2020

Have so many good memories with Dave from my time living in Tupperlake N.Y and working together in FCI Raybrook and FCI Englewood. Dave was a good man and Angie and I will cherish his friendship always. God Bless...

Katie Klossner

October 1, 2020

Judi McMullen

October 1, 2020

We're so very sorry to hear about Dave's passing ! He was such a nice man loved by all !

Dan and Judi

Cora Jones

September 30, 2020

Sending my sympathy and prayers to David Klossner family. David was always friendly and kind. I remember how happy we were to see each other at Dr. Nallepareddy office. We caused such a commotion the staff wanted to know how we knew each other. We explained how we worked and retired from the same place. Thank you David for always being kind to me and FCI Englewood staff.
Cora A Jones

Barbara Summa (Gerace)

September 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. We have so many great family memories especially family reunions in Boonville, NY. Deepest sympathy to all. RIP David!!

Sharon McKinney

September 30, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about Dave, he was a good guy. Sending prayers to the family.
Dennis and Sharon

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