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Bernard G. Klapatch

Bernard G. Klapatch, age 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2019, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bernard was born May 1, 1927 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of George and Myrtle (Morgan) Klapatch. Bernard retired from doing auto body repair for the Transportation Department at the University of Michigan after 43 years of UofM service. He was a life-long resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a long-time member of Dexter Gospel Church of Dexter, Michigan.

Surviving are son, Alan (Sharon) Klapatch of Grass Lake, Michigan, daughters, Pamela Davenport, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Cindy Niles of Chelsea, Michigan; a twin sister, Bernice Augustine of Chelsea, Michigan; as well as six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bernard was preceded in death by both parents and a half-sister, Dorothy Wild.

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2-4 p.m., and Monday, December 2, 2019 1-2 p.m. Funeral services are on Monday, December 2, 2019, 2 p.m., all at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, Michigan. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates contributions to Dexter Gospel Church, in Bernie’s memory.

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