Published: 3:08 pm, Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018Updated: 3:08 pm
Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Henry Lewis “Hank” Klatt of Artesia.
It is with great sadness his family announces he has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior following a brief illness. Klatt, 74, passed away Monday, March 19, in Lubbock, Texas.
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Antenucci, Sonny Hope, Robert Griffin, Raul Dominguez, William Pierce, Kevin Hope, Bill Hope, Austin Demor, Anthony Pierce, Andrew Pierce and Johnathon Pierce.
Hank was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Vineburg (Sonoma County), Calif., to Maurice and Jewel (Cone) Klatt. He served his country with the U.S. Army for six years, serving mostly at Fort Ord, Calif.
Hank had a love for fishing, classic car shows and photography, and he was an avid pool player. He was a volunteer firefighter, chaplain for the Artesia Elks Lodge, and was an all-around amazing man. He loved his family and immensely loved and served his Lord.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Angie Klatt, of Artesia; children Kelley Dominguez and husband Raul of Pecos, Texas, Michelle Pierce and husband William of Artesia, Linda Perez and husband Andy of Watsonville, Calif., Stacy Herndon of Midland, Texas, and Dan Patterson of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren Angela Thornock and Jeremy Jackson, Jamie Jackson and husband Josh, Lora Demor, Austin Demor and wife Cierra, Chelsea Demor, Anthony Pierce and Alexis Fuentes, Andrew Pierce, Johnathon Pierce, Kristin Perez, Nathaniel Perez and Nicholas Perez; great-grandchildren Torin, Gabrielle, Cayden, Christian, Max, Amalia and Xena; brothers Phillip Klatt and wife Mary, and Paul Klatt; sister Ethel Payton; brothers-in-law Robert Antenucci and Marianne Gibson, Robert Griffin, and Sonny Hope and wife Jo Lynn; sisters-in-law Anita Kuperus and Martie Carroll; nieces and nephews Marie Durham and husband Michael, John Antenucci and Jenn Joseph, Kevin Hope and wife Shawna, Denise Frederick and Mark Crook, Bill Hope and wife Brenda, Kim Antenucci, Julie Nava, Tammi Jensch, Doug Kuperus and wife Sara, and Stan Kuperus; and nine great- and four great-great-nieces and nephews who will all miss him terribly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel, Maurice and Opal; sister Carol Griffin; sister-in-law Linda Antenucci; son-in-law Tom Ryan; and great-granddaughter Kayley Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society/Hope Lodge in Lubbock at www.cancer.org/hopelodgelubbock.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.