On Sunday, March 5 Dee Klotz left us for loftier places at the age of 82. Having struggled with multiple illnesses for many years, he would be the first to give thanks to the excellent medical teams and home caregivers that helped to extend his life, and he remained optimistic to the end that he would live to see his almost newborn great grandson graduate from high school.
Those of us who knew him well know that his illness did not conquer his sharp wit and keen interest in the crazy world of politics. His career was focused on the excitement of political public relations and campaign elections. He loved Texas, the Oklahoma State Cowboys pick-up trucks and fast cars. He was an excellent photographer and later-in-life computer geek. Had Dee graduated from Oklahoma A and M (OSU) in 1986 instead of 1956 he might have been a computer major instead of a business/journalism major. He grew up in Tulsa, OK graduating from Will Rogers High School, and summer time spent on his family farm in Baldwinsville New York was special.
Dee’s wish was to be cremated, and his family is honoring that wish. We invite everyone to attend a celebration of Dee’s life on Sunday, May 14 (location and time will be announced soon). Thank you for being a part of his life. No doubt Dee would smile if you raise a glass and say “Cheers”.