Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Kenneth Klaus Memorial
Kenneth Klaus Memorial

Kenneth Klaus

Kenneth Klaus

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Klaus, age 73, gained his heavenly wings on December 24, 2021.  He was born November 16, 1948, in Sedro-Woolley, to Winton “Wink” and Yonibel “Yonnie” (Wilson) Klaus.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1968 to 1975.  While stationed in Colorado Springs, he met his wife, Doris Bell, whom he married on January 1, 1971.  He was a member of the Church of Christ for many years, both in Burlington and Mount Vernon.  He was also a member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Klaus; children, Angela and her husband, Tim Shuert, Dennis and his wife, Sandra Klaus; grandchildren, Travis Steuer, Tiffany Steuer, Lorna Shuert, LeAnne Shuert, Grace Klaus, Curtis Klaus, Katie Wrenn and Nickolas Klaus; sisters, Paulette Bergem, Virginia Holland and Jane and her husband, Darwin Pearson; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers in law, Tom Bergem and Lile Holland.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Church of Christ Skagit Valley, 215 S Gardner Road, Burlington, Pastor Brian Givens presiding.  A time of visitation will be available 1:00 to 5:00, Friday, December 31 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to your local VFW Post.  Please share your memories of Ken and sign the online guest register.


  • Jeff “Jagger”Berleue

    Dori, Angela and Dennis I am very saddened to read this. Ken was awesome always made me feel welcome when I was over there all in all a great human being. My heart goes out to you all.

  • David R Weiss

    My sincere and heart felt sympathies as you mourn the loss of a father and husband. I have my own perspective and memories of Ken, from a child’s point of view and those memories bring me to smile and laugh and a sense of calm as to me he had a quiet nature .

  • luke & kris Lowrance

    Very sorry dorie and family to hear that ken past,our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Gwendolyn Spoelstra

    Ken, you were one of the great ones. Always Kind with such a gentle soul. My prayers to Doree and family, May God wrap his love around you at this time. Always Gwendolyn Bass Spoelstra.

  • Tim and Linda Woiwod

    Our prayers go out to you Doree, and your family. With Ken gone, a light went with him. He was a good friend and always a gentleman. So rare to find these days, but he never wavered from his gentle ways. Tim and I send our wishes that you may find light in these dark days. God bless you, Ken. God bless you Doree.

  • Sandra Stewart Rodriguez

    Very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Ken and remember him as being such a kind person. Prayers for the family.

  • John o Klaus

    Sympathy for your loss Cousin Ken. My heart goes out to Klaus’s relatives. I want to say “Thank you” Ken for founders of Klaus family tree processing. I helped him additional photos of each in family tree.

  • Jeremy Davis

    Saddened to hear of the passing of this great man. Ken was among a small group of great men who influenced me and helped shape who I’ve become. Sending love and light to Doree, Angela, and Dennis as well as Virginia, Paulette, Janie, and the rest of Kenny’s family.

  • John Wilson

    So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing! He was a fine man and I was glad to call him my nephew. My prayers are with the family.