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Carolyn Klute
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Obituary for Carolyn Klute

HANNA CITY—Carolyn Sue Klute, 82, of Hanna City, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on July 4, 1935 in Harrisburg, Illinois, to John and Prudy Albert. She married Leo Klute on February 11, 1962 in Peoria. He survives.

She was a loving and devoted mother to her children, Jackie Lasater of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Carol Klute of Chicago; William Simms of Peoria; and Mike (Sherry) Klute of Peoria Heights, and a very proud grandmother to Ryan and Kailey Klute. She is also survived by her beloved pug, Tootsie, and her cat, Barney.

She was employed by Peoria Heights CUSD 325 as a bus driver and foreman for 38 great years from 1970 until her retirement in 2008. Over the years, she was an election judge in Peoria Heights, a hair stylist, and a dog trainer for Peoria Obedience Training. She was one of the core members of the PHFD Ladies Auxiliary supporting Leo and all the other members of the Peoria Heights Volunteer Fire Department. As a member of the Slo-Pokes car club, she and Leo enjoyed traveling in their classic cars.

Carolyn enjoyed life, family and many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others. Her memory will live on in our hearts forever. May you find comfort in the arms of the angels.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the American Mausoleum, with the Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Entombment will follow the services at American Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to T.R.A.I.N. (Team Rescuing Animals in Need), PO Box 3723, Peoria, IL 61612-3723.

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American Mausoleum

7911 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615

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T.R.A.I.N. (Team Rescuing Animals in Need)

PO Box 3723
Peoria, IL 61612-3723

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