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Elaine Klitzke

Published on -8/6/2012, 4:54 PM

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Elaine Klitzke, 64, Hays, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at her home.

She was born Jan. 5, 1948, in Hays to Bernard B. "Ben" and Ida (Meis) Brungardt.

She married Steve Klitzke on April 10, 1982, in Hays.

She grew up on the farm at Emmeram and was a 1966 graduate of Victoria High School.

She worked for The Hays Daily News as the classified ad manager for 22 years and retired in 1996.

She was recognized by Harris News Corp. many times throughout her career. She followed in her mother's footsteps, being a seamstress for a number of years from her home. She enjoyed cats, gardening, going to garage sales, antiquing, her grandchildren's sports, her family and grandchildren. She was a fervent believer of God and country and championed many causes.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Jon Kuhn, Haysville; two step-daughters, Tally Ann Klitzke, McPherson, and Tara Goering and husband, Brandon, Hays; a sister, Darlene Dreiling and husband, Julius, Victoria; three grandchildren, Kyler Meyers and Blade and Sage Goering; and her father-in-law, Carl J. Klitzke, Ransom.

She was preceded in death by her parents and mother-in-law, Vivian Klitzke.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria; burial in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hays Medical Center or Humane Society of the High Plains.

Condolences can be sent via email to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.

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