Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL


Bruce Alen Klaiss

November 13, 1958June 1, 2020

Bruce Alen Klaiss, age 61, of West Blocton, Alabama passed away on Monday June 1, 2020. Bruce was born November 13, 1958 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Francese Klaiss. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss; daughter, Catherine “Cathy” Klaiss; son, William Robert “Rob” Klaiss; sister, Sherry Prag; as well as a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Bruce was a graduate of Athens High School, class of 1976. After leaving his hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan, Bruce went on to earn his Bachelor’s in Humanities at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1994. 2 years later in 1996 Bruce earned his Master’s in Library Science at Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania. Bruce was an avid reader, science fiction fan, and cat lover. Bruce was also a long time member of Holy Apostle Episcopal Church in Hoover, Alabama. He loved his children and his wife dearly and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Holy Apostles Episcopal Church or to your local public library.

A memorial Service for Bruce Klaiss will be held at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.rockcofuneralmontevallo.com for the Klaiss family.


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Bruce Alen Klaiss

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Christy Propp

June 14, 2020

It was a pleasure working with you. See you at the great bookstore in the sky. Peace and love be with you, my friend. My condolences to your family.


June 4, 2020

I mainly knew Bruce through family stories and always knew he was a great match for Kitt and a strong, loving support for Cathy and Rob. With heart felt sympathy,

Cindy Deerman

June 3, 2020

I most vividly remember the first time I met Bruce many years ago, I was babysitting Cathy, she was 2. When he and Doc came to pick her up at my house, they both came in, and Bruce started talking, my first thought is this man is too smart for his own good. He could tell a tale for sure! He was definitely one of the good guys.
Prayers for Kitt and the kids.

Jody Owens

June 3, 2020

I taught English at Athens and was the Senior Advisor. I was glad to re-connect with Bruce through Facebook and always enjoyed his posts. I am so sorry for your loss especially with Bruce so young. What a wonderful role model he was for his children and I know his legacy will continue through them. Jody Owens

William H Davis II

June 3, 2020

Bruce and I were fellow Episcopalians and church buddies. While Bruce worked supporting our website, weekly recording of sermons and other activities, I got to support our Men’s group dinners so he could join us when not working nights.

He followed and told science fiction stories, I did fishing tales, both were alternate realities.

Godspeed my Friend, Bill Davis