January 17, 1927 ~ January 1, 2017

Born in: Poland,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Elsa Klaiman, 89, passed away January 1, 2017. Survived by daughter, Linda Bauer; sons, Henry (Ann) and Daniel; grandchildren, Katrina Tauba Fitzig (Nachum) and Shoshanna Leah Bauer (Mike Bohlmann); great-grandchildren Sophia Bauer-Macaraeg and Yossel, Chana, and Eda Fitzig. Born in Poland in 1927, Elsa survived the Holocaust, as did Bill, her husband of 67 years. They met in the days following liberation, and emigrated from Germany to the US in 1949, staying briefly with relatives on the East Coast, then moving to Pueblo, where Bill was soon employed at CF&I. The Klaiman Family enjoyed camping and fishing through the years, and were active in the Pueblo Jewish Community. Elsa made friends easily among people of all ages and had many long-lasting friendships. She brought her energy and good nature to everyone she knew and will be sorely missed by family and friends. Thanks from the Klaiman Family to Dr. Jim Stjernholm and to Elsa's wide circle of friends for their constant support. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 No. Main St, Pueblo. Interment at B'nai Jacob Cemetery, 23 Montezuma, Pueblo. Reception will follow the graveside service. Go to www.montgomerysteward.com or call at 542-1552 for directions. Donations may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024.

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  1. Dear Henry and Ann and all your family.l
    She was such a bright and shining spirit. It means a lot to have met her. It gives a sense of how much it must hurt to lose her. But know that we hurt for you too. We love you. Walt and Marlene Edgerly

  2. Linda, Henry and Danny,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing!
    She was the sweetest, kindest woman!
    You couldn’t think of her without thinking of the word “nice”.
    We know you have wonderful memories of a terrific mom.
    Thinking of you with love,
    Jeffrey and Renee Makovsky Goldstein

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