William Klaiman, passed away March 6, 2013. Survived by wife, Elsa; daughter, Linda Bauer (Steve); sons, Henry (Ann) and Daniel; grandchildren, Katie Tauba Fitzig (Nachum) and Shoshanna Leah Bauer (Mike Bohlmann); great-grandchildren, Sophia Bauer-Macaraeg and Yossel Fitzig. Born in Poland in 1924. Bill survived the Holocaust, as did Elsa, his wife 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 Bill was always involved with building things and fixing anything broken. He was active in the Pueblo Jewish Community, volunteered to help seniors with their taxes and became active in Good Sams. He brought his energy and good nature to everyone he knew and will be sorely missed by family and friends. Graveside service, 11 a.m. TODAY, March 8, at B'nai Jacob Cemetery, 23 Montezuma, Pueblo. Go to website, www.montgomerysteward.com or call Montgomery & Steward at 542-1552 for directions. DIRECTIONS TO B'NAI JACOB CEMETERY: From I25 - take the 29th Street exit Head west on 29th Street (towards Sunflower Bank) Left on Elizabeth Street. Right on 24th Street Left on Montezuma & the cemetery is on the left hand side of the street.

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  1. Linda & Family- My heart felt condolences on the lose of your father. He was always a bright spot in my day when I’d run into him at the store. We ALWAYS had a laugh. I don’t think I ever saw him down or in a bad mood. He will be truly missed, he was a good and honest man.

  2. Dear Elsa and Family, so sorry to hear the news of Bill’s passing and for the loss of your beloved and cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to so many. I am so glad I was lucky enough to meet you both last year and spend some time together. I will never forget seeing your beautiful home, the wonderful photos or the carefully preserved love letter you had so carefully tucked into the album. Blessings and love on an amazing man who lived a rich, long, and honorable life, and I wish peace and healing to all those he loved and cherished who are now both grieving and also celebrating his life together. Sending my love to you all. Bill’s legacy will continue to live in you and I hope you all find comfort in each other’s presence as you go through this transition together. You will be in my thoughts and my heart. —Reppy Kirkilis

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