Edgar Virgil Klotz (“Eddie”), 86, passed away on July 16, 2018.
Eddie was born on April 8, 1932, second-to-youngest of ten children born to parents Robert and Phoebe (Jantzen) Klotz. He attended grade schools at Ellis, Kansas, and Denver, Colorado. He married Marjean Macey in Topeka, Kansas, on April 29, 1951, and together they had four children: Connie, Allen, Craig and Robert. Eddie and Marjean also have seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Eddie and Marjean also have seven grandchildren: Kelly Burghart and her husband, Scott, of Tecumseh, Kansas; Stephanie Weiss of Lenexa, Kansas; Mark Fox of Topeka, Kansas; Aaron Klotz and his wife, Leah, of Kansas City, Kansas; Krystle Bixby and her husband, Blake, of Merriam, Kansas; Matthew Klotz of Kansas City, Kansas; and Kelsey Klotz of Wichita, Kansas. Eddie and Marjean also have eight great-grandchildren.
Eddie worked for Meadow Gold Creamery in his early adulthood. He later worked as a salesman for Ed Marling’s Furniture & Appliances in Topeka for 16 years. In 1971, he earned Distinguished Salesman’s Award from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Topeka. He was later named Store Manager for Marling’s Home Furnishings Lawrence location, where he worked for 22 years. He was past-President of Downtown Lawrence Association. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Beulah Chapter #34 in Topeka, Moose Lodge #555 in Topeka, the Elks Lodge in Lawrence, and Masonic Lodge #6 in Lawrence. He was also a member of the Big Blue Club of Lawrence. He enjoyed KU basketball, fishing, boating, water skiing, hunting, golf, gardening, and other outdoor activities.
Eddie is survived by his daughter Connie and her husband, Don, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Allen and his wife, Ariana of Wichita, Kansas; Craig and his partner, Rebecca Mason, of Lawrence, Kansas; and Rob and his wife, Elizabeth Chadwick, of Orlando, Florida. Eddie and Marjean are also survived by their grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Eddie and Marjean are also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws around the U.S.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Phoebe, and his wife Marjean in 2011. He was also preceded in death over the years by his four brothers and five sisters, as well as his foster parents, Rev. Allen and Irma Kellogg, of Dayton, Ohio.
A memorial service for both Eddie and Marjean will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at Topeka Cemetery.
Messages & Condolences
My prayers to the family, Eddie and Marjean were always nice to me.
Uncle Eddie rest in peace
The loss of your loved one is heartfelt
My sympathy to the family
Sympathy to all the family from a Highland Park neighbor and classmate of Allen.
The memories come flooding back as I remember the great times our families spent together when I was growing up…vacations, camping trips, skiing, so much fun. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Eddie and Marjean were great people, we have many happy memories of them both. They both were fun and always enjoyed having a good time with family. Love to you all.
Sending love and gratitude for such a great person and family.
How sad to lose a wonderful brother-in-law; he never met a stranger and was always ready for a laugh. He also loved the rose bushes he always had in his yard and tended them faithfully. There is now a fabulous reunion with his wonderful wife (and my sister) now in Gloryland.
Peace at last, Eddie, no more pain……we’ll miss you so much.
Joyce and John Popham
Pat and I would like to express our thankfulness for having such a great neighbor! Your dad watched out for us and vice versa. Eddie and Marjean are looking down on you all. Much love and prayers. Lisa
Love you, Dad!
Love you and Mom both….
Rest easy now.
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