Memorial services for Torben Klarlund, 71, Lawrence, will be 3 pm, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mr. Klarlund died Monday, September 30, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
He was born December 12, 1941, in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Knud Borge and Ebba Petersen Klarlund. He received schooling in Denmark and earned a degree in civil engineering. He moved from Denmark to Nova Scotia, Canada and then immigrated to the United States in 1970.
Mr. Klarlund worked as a civil engineer, volunteer fireman, and most recently as a supervisor for Reynolds Metal in Kansas City, MO. He enjoyed building things, working on old cars, and visiting Denmark whenever he could. He was a people person, patient, and could fix anything.
He married Jytte Irene Grumlose, July 11, 1964 in Nova Scotia, Canada. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Susan Theroff and husband David, of Berryton, KS; a son, Peter Klarlund and wife Desseray, of Liberty, MO; and grandchildren, Torben, Taylor, and Birgitte.
Torben was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Erik Klarlund; and sister, Eva Albeck.
Torben had a larger than life personality. He believed everyone deserved a second chance and helping hand. A living example of do unto others as you would have done unto you. Torben treated everyone he met as his friend.
The family suggests memorials to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.