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Wallace Klos

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On May 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm In Obituaries | 24 Comments

It is with heavy hearts we announced the peaceful passing of Wallace Klos, who left us unexpectedly in the early hours of Saturday May 9, 2020.  We are comforted in knowing he went on his own terms, on the Hazelridge farm he loved so much. 

Wallace was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Pat, parents Stanley and Jean, sister Audrey and brother Kenny. The reunion of Wallace and those who went before him to heaven is guaranteed to be a beautiful and boisterous gathering. 

Wallace leaves to cherish his memory his 4 children, Curtis (Catherine), Dwayne (Serena), Krissy (Jeremy), and Michael (Sharon) and 10 grandchildren: Hannah, Dylan, Noah, Brooke, Emma, Chase, Gage, Jack, Colin and Carter.  He is survived by his sisters Virginia (Robert) and Margaret (Larry) as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Shadow. 

Born on September 25, 1948, Wallace was raised on his parents’ farm near Anola and grew up walking to school, breaking land and running moonshine on the rural circuit with his father. After a brief stint in Winnipeg, he moved out to the farm with his young bride Pat.  Dad was always working, and his children can attest to his excellent supervisory skills, as he trained them to work alongside him and Pat on their mixed grain and livestock farm.  His keen eye for stones in the field kept his kids in top shape until, one by one, they settled into their own homes on properties with no visible stones to pick.

In his younger years, Wallace enjoyed snowmobiling, and driving west to visit Kelvin and Phyllis for family vacation, cutting wood and always, always a good card game into the wee hours on the morning. 

As a young man he pumped gas and changed tires for $1 an hour.  This job led him to a diploma in Heavy Duty Mechanics so that his earnings would forever be more than $1/hr.  He often said this was the perfect job for a young person, and it should lead everyone who does it to some form of higher education.  White Trucks, the Snow Lake Mine and countless friends and family members reaped the benefits of his skill as did those who knew him as the shop foreman of the Springfield Bus Garage, where he spent almost 30 years.  In 2007, shortly after Pat’s passing, he retired from the bus garage, where he had many friends and drivers who relied on him to start their busses on cold mornings and pull them out of the ditch when the rowdy kids distracted them. 

Dad enjoyed the simple things in life and in later years, spent cherished time with his grandchildren playing cards, fishing or sharing nuggets of wisdom in his direct, no bull style.  The grandkids will miss his smile and continuous supply of ice cream sandwiches and other treats.  You could find him on his chair in the sun when you drove in for a visit, and his door was always open for those who needed a drink and a lengthy chat on how best to solve the worlds’ problems. 

Due to current Public Health restrictions, a private viewing will take place on Saturday, May 16 with interment at Eastdale Cemetery on Sunday, May 17.  We look forward to a celebration of Wallace’s life with those who knew and loved him at a later date. To stay informed on the pending plans, please send an email to memoriesofwallace@gmail.com.     Thank you for the prayers of support and love as we face these new sunrises without his smile and wry wit.   


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Condolence from Kathleen Bell on May 11th, 2020 4:10 pm

Sincere condolences to the Klos family on the passing of Wallace. The Gillespie family spent many enjoyable visits with the Klos family in past years. Special memories while attending Beatrice School together. Kathy (Gillespie) Bell.

Condolence from Greg Lebitt on May 11th, 2020 8:21 pm

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Wallace. May the Lord bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Paul O’Gorman on May 12th, 2020 1:18 pm

A lovely and loving tribute! Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Delia on May 12th, 2020 1:20 pm

My sincere condolences and prayers for the repose of his soul.
May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Rodger Moody on May 12th, 2020 1:32 pm

Hi guys,

Wallace’s obituary is one of the best stories I’ve ever read. Well done. I am a better person for having met him and I wish you all strength in dealing with this tremendous loss. God bless.

Condolence from Lisa Lee (nee Ruchkall) on May 12th, 2020 2:05 pm

Curtis, Dwayne, Krissy and Michael,

I am sorry to hear this news about your Dad – I can still hear him and my Dad at the kitchen table when he would stop in for a visit and envision them both with their greased up farmer’s hat and coveralls.

Thinking of you all,


Condolence from Wendi Dewar on May 12th, 2020 3:08 pm

So sorry to hear of Mike’s dad, your Father in law, and the boys grandfather. My sincere condolences to all of you and your family.

Condolence from Sharon on May 12th, 2020 3:20 pm

Our sincere condolences to you Mike and your family on the passing of your dad. May the dear Lord be with you all at this time.
Sharon & Ken

Condolence from Barry and Gerry Johnson on May 12th, 2020 6:28 pm

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel at the sudden loss of Wallace. Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. He will be truly missed. Barry and Gerry Johnson

Condolence from Vicky Witzke on May 12th, 2020 8:36 pm

I am very sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you during these trying times.

Condolence from Ingrid Kerger on May 12th, 2020 9:54 pm

Dear Mike, Sharon and family, so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your dad. It’s hard to imagine that the man you could turn to for advice, a helping hand or just to talk won’t be waiting for you up the road. He will, thankfully be in your memories and that’s something no one can take away. My deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Take care of each other.
My condolences, Ingrid Kerger

Condolence from Ty and Jen Oswald on May 13th, 2020 6:54 am

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you much love and holding you up in prayer

Condolence from Larry and Maureen on May 13th, 2020 8:03 am

Our comfort lies in knowing Wallace is back together forever with his beloved Pat. So many years, so many great memories.
Our hearts go out to all of Wallace’s family in this difficult time
Sending our love to all

Condolence from John and Mary Beaton on May 13th, 2020 8:35 am

Our deepest condolences are extended to you Krissy, Jeremy and the boys. Your move was clearly a gift from the One who loves you more than we can imagine. Our love and prayers to all of you.
Uncle John and Aunt Mary

Condolence from Lorie Sitarz on May 13th, 2020 9:21 am

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. I have many memories of your dad from all the times I’ve been there either as a young kid having a sleep over with Krissy or partying there as a teenager with Dwayne and friends. Hugs to all of you

Condolence from Brenda Fisher on May 13th, 2020 12:57 pm

My thoughts are with you all. Will miss him.

Condolence from Tom and Barbara Anderson on May 13th, 2020 1:30 pm

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear father and grandfather. Have fond memories of working with Wallace in the Bus Garage in Oak Bank. We know he will be missed.

Condolence from Nadine Kwiatkowski on May 13th, 2020 1:48 pm

Curtis, Dwayne, Krissy, Michael and families,

I’m so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your father. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families in these already difficult times. Take care and stay strong!

Condolence from Elsie Shale on May 13th, 2020 4:44 pm

I had the privilege of knowing and working with your Dad/Grandfather at the Bus garage as one of the drivers he always looked after matters pertaining to the safety of the buses and on several occasions he came to the rescue whether it was a stuck bus or a cold start, he also drove me to the hospital when I slipped and fell and couldn’t drive..he was always smiling with that Cheshire smile…we know you will miss him

Condolence from Devon Sandberg on May 13th, 2020 5:38 pm

Sorry to hear Mike, I remember many nights we drank 83 with your dad

Condolence from Mike and Mary Basic on May 13th, 2020 5:38 pm

Sincere sympathy to the family. Take care and remember the good times

Condolence from Gerein’s on May 14th, 2020 2:47 pm

Sorry for your loss. We remember him fondly coming in for visits.

Condolence from Maryann Whitehead on May 26th, 2020 2:16 pm

My deepest condolences in the loss of your father to all members of the Klos family. May you find peace and comfort that Wallace is resting peacefully. Remember Wallace as a fun loving, caring, family man and cousin. Sending prayers and hugs in this difficult time

Condolence from Stacey Kwiatkowski on June 17th, 2020 11:53 am

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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