Lawrence J. Klooster, 90, Ellsworth, formerly of Luverne, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial will be Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Lawrence Klooster was born on April 25, 1928, to Jack and Ann (Buus) Klooster in Ellsworth. He grew up on a farm and received his education in Ellsworth, graduating in 1946.
Lawrence worked in Sioux Falls for two years and then returned to Ellsworth and married Lorraine Visker on March 12, 1949. They farmed for several years and then bought a service station in Ellsworth where they lived for 26 years. In 1992 Lawrence and Lorraine retired and moved to Luverne. In November 2018 they moved to Parkview Manor in Ellsworth.
Lawrence was known as a very generous, friendly, and hard-working man who was always there to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His favorite hobby was fishing whenever he could work it into his busy schedule.
As a member of Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, he served as an elder and was involved in many other church activities. He was currently a member of First Presbyterian in Luverne.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Lorraine, Ellsworth; a brother, Dale Klooster of Mankato; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Klooster, Tacoma, Washington; four children, Lynette (Keith) Shishido, Malibu California, Steve (Karen) Klooster, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Leanne Warwick, Sioux Falls, and Scott (Shelley) Klooster, Adrian; eight grandchildren, Jill, John, Julie, Brady, Lee, Kyle, Shea, and Shannon; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Dick, Don and David Klooster.
Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.