Cantrell Funeral Home

609 S. Walnut St., Kimball, NE


Lois H. Klassen

August 11, 1934September 5, 2019

Lois H. Klassen, 85 of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Mike McDermott officiating. Cremation will be held following the funeral. Inurnment will be held in the Kimball Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m. and a rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. following the visitation. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Lois’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given in memory of Lois to either St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or the Kimball Eagles Club. The services for Lois have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Lois H. Klassen was born in Shell Creek, Nebraska on August 11, 1934, the daughter of Frederick and Dagny (Turmo) Kramer. She was raised and received her education in Newman Grove and graduated in 1953. She was married to Bud Klassen on November 18, 1953 in Yankton, South Dakota. Lois and Bud lived in several places in Colorado and Nebraska. They moved to Minden, Nebraska in 1980 and Lois worked as a bookkeeper for the elevator. In 2004 Lois and Bud moved to Kimball to be closer to family. Lois was a member of the Red Hat Society, Kimball Eagles Auxiliary and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She also supported many other organization in the community. She enjoyed puzzle books, crocheting, Grandchildren’s events and community concerts

She is survived by her children Tim(Jean) Klassen of Kimball, NE., Cindy (Fred) Miller of Wellington, CO., Tom (Jane) Klassen of Dublin, GA., Roger (Connie) Klassen of Hawley, TX., and Gary (Karee) Klassen of Kimball, NE; brother Loran (Peggy) Kramer of Kimball, NE; sisters Helen Hollis of Newman Grove, NE., Ruth (Lance) Holthusen of Brooklyn Park MN., and Dorothy (Loren) Wright of Omaha, NE; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 5 brothers and 2 sisters.


  • Tim (Jean) Klassen, Son
  • Cindy (Fred) Miller, Daughter
  • Tom (Jane) Klassen, Son
  • Roger (Connie) Klassen, Son
  • Gary (Karee) Klassen, Son

  • Brent Klassen, Active Pallbearer
  • Cory Klassen, Active Pallbearer
  • Derek Klassen, Active Pallbearer
  • Marc Klassen, Active Pallbearer
  • Eric Travis, Active Pallbearer
  • Chaz Boyd, Active Pallbearer

  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Kimball Eagles Club Aerie 3889


  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Lois H. Klassen

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Samantha Andrews

September 14, 2019

Lois was a very incredible woman, I’m so glad i had the opportunity to not only meet but to care for her for 8 months. 💜. Such a loving, and caring lady.

May she Rest In Peace , and sorry for your guys loss. 🙏🏽

Jan Cruise

September 9, 2019

Tim, Cindy, Tom, Roger and Gary, so sorry we will not be with you for the service but will be with you in thoughts and prayers. We were in Newman Grove last week and thought of your folks as we drove by where you used to live. I don't know what all you kids were up to while we played cards but it was probably no good!! So many good times with all the Klassens! So thankful for those times and having such good friends. Your folks used to stop by and visit when they were in St. Ed. Always appreciated those visits so much! Hang on to the memories as they help you get through the days ahead! Hugs to all of you, Jan and Ron Cruise

Barbara Papstein

September 8, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss,your mother and father were so kind to us.i loved them more than you will know,they are together again no more pain only love of the angels and our heavenly father.you are forever in my heart.

Diana Klassen

September 8, 2019

To Lois's Families,
Please except my deepest Sympathy for your loss. I am sorry I can't be there but know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🙏
Diana Klassen ( Toot's wife)