Frederick John Klaas Jr.

August 21, 1929July 8, 2013
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Frederick John Klaas, Jr., 83, died Monday July 8, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am Thursday July 11, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison preceded by visitation at 9:00am. The family will also receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland. A Prayer Service will follow at 7:00pm. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

He was born August 21, 1929 in Canton, MS to Frederick John Klaas and Veronica Aulenbrock Klaas. He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Jackson and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He was former member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the men’s club of Holy Family (The Trubadors).

He was a retired diesel mechanic from Quinn Cattle Company in Jackson, co-owner of K-K Stables and Riding Club and owner of K-K Trailer Sales in Ridgeland.

He was a Korean War veteran with the rank of Sergeant First Class, member of 92nd armored F.A. BN – Korea “Red Devils”. He served from December 11, 1950 until November 19, 1951. He was a member of American Legion Post 153 of Madison, Ridgeland and Gluckstadt.

Preceding him in death were his parents Frederick and Veronica Klaas, sister, Marcella Klaas, son, Frederick John Klaas, III, and grandson, Frederick John Klaas, IV. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Gloria Claudette Pee Klaas; brother, Leo Klaas of Ridgeland; daughter, Deborah Walters and husband Dwight (Bud) of Jackson; son, James Richard Klaas and wife Trena of Ridgeland; daughter, Donna Farnham and husband Allen of Brookhaven; grandchildren, Jason Walters, Brandon Walters, Emily Klaas, Tyler Klaas, Amy Klaas, Austin Stewart, and Jacob Stewart; and great grandchildren Madisen and Kamden.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 11, 2013

Frederick John Klaas Jr.

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Clant Seay

July 15, 2013

Claudette and Family,
Thinking of you all at this time of passage, and hoping that the wonderful memories of a life well lived will provide enduring comfort.

July 11, 2013

Growing up, K-K was an important part of life for the Martin sisters, along with so many others. The wonderful environment provided by Fred and Leo and their families at K-K played a valuable part in shaping our lives. What a great time we had, so many memories.
Betty Martin Bowman. Pelahatchie, MS
Cissy Martin, Pensacola, FL

Arthur & Brenda Schmidt

July 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the entire Klaas family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Frederick was a dear friend and will be missed but always remembered.

LInda Tyer & Family

July 10, 2013

Mr. Fred had to be the greatest daddy because he was the sweetest man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.Never saw him without getting a HUG...
The Tyer family sends their prayers to all the Klaas family during this most difficult time. May Peace be with you always.

The Staff of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home-Parkway Memorial Cemetery

July 9, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.