Richard A. Klodginski
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Richard A. Klodginski
  • December 5, 1920 - January 13, 2018
  • Texas

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Mr. Richard Anthony Klodginski, 97, passed in peace Saturday, January 13, 2018 in his
home. He was born on December 5, 1920 in Anderson, TX to Walter and Mary Klodginski.

Richard Klodginski married Betty Hammontree on January 2, 1943 while serving in the United States Air Corps. Later they settled in to Texas to raise their family. Richard worked first for the Southern Pacific railroad before leaving to serve in World War II. When he returned he started a career with the Missouri Pacific line as a sheet metal worker, a position he held for over 40 years.

He was preceded in passing by his wife of over 74 years, Betty Klodginski; daughter Patricia Morris; son Richard Klodginski Jr.; brothers and sisters Agnes Kologinczak, Anna Harrell, Joe Klodginski, John Klodginski, Martha Cavendar Kologinczak, Antoinette Klodginski, Frank Klodginski, Cecelia Kologinczak, Carl Klodginski, Augustine Klodginski, and Ruth Pfeffer.

Richard is survived by his daughters Kathy (Dick) Chronister, Judy Klodginski, and Mary (Darren) Menn; sons Gene (Diana) Klodginski and Alan (Amy) Klodginski; grandchildren Terri Burnette, Liz Klodginski (Pete) Storm, Mike & Robert Klodginski, Rachel (Dan) Reed, Jeremy & Joseph Klodginski, Cody & Krista Menn; and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Leah, Benjamin, Abigail, & Oliver Burnette; Lyla, Victor, & Cliff Storm; Julia & Jonas Reed and Lorelei Mayer.

Richard was an active member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 4550. He is remembered for his skill and ability to build or fix anything set before him, a lifetime of humor, and a deep and abiding love for God and his family.

Viewing will be held on Sunday January 21st from 3-5 pm with a rosary from 5-6 pm at Earthman's Funeral Home at 8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024. Funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Monday January 22nd at St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 8825 Kempwood Dr, Houston, TX 77080 with a lunch reception afterwards hosted by the Catholic Daughters in remembrance and celebration of Richard's life.