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Carl F. Klan

October 27, 1928 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 91)


Carl F. Klan, age 91, of Erie, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Sarah A.  Reed Retirement Center.  He was born in Erie on October 27, 1928 to the late Anthony and Helen (Rybinski) Klan.

Carl was a lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Church and it’s Holy Name Society, and Knights of Columbus in the Third Degree.  He enjoyed artwork, woodworking, gardening, designing and decorating with his wife, and spending time with his family.  Carl also enjoyed singing with the St. Stanislaus Church Choir and the Moniuszko Singing Society.  He also served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Dispatch Printing.

In addition to his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his sisters Mary Klan, Helen Klan, Ann Matuszak, Cecelia Klan, and Hedwig Garr, brother Joseph Klan, and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Carl is survived by his wife, Theresa (Przybyszewski) Klan, son Christopher Klan (Cheryl) of Erie, daughters Susan Zuck (Richard) of Lake City, Barbara Selker (Keith Mackowski) of Erie, grandchildren Melissa, Katie, Emily, Zachary, Philip, Evan, Ryan, Randy, Renee, and Brandon, great grandchildren Tyler, Kemper, Brodie, Leo, Nathan, and Logan, his sister-in-law Mary C. Klan of Louisville, KY, and many nieces and nephews.

Following all current CDC guidelines, visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St., Erie from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Funeral service will be on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Stanislaus Church, 516 E. 13th St. Erie.  Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St. Erie, PA 16505, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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September 9, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garr Funeral Home
459 East 12th Street
Erie, Pa 16503

Funeral Service
September 10, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Stanislaus Church
516 east 13th Street
Erie, PA 16503

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