CROGHAN – Burton E. Kloster, 78, passed away Monday morning, March 19, 2018 at his home, under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
A funeral Mass will be said at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan with Rev. Donald Manfred, pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be at St. Vincent DePaul, Belfort. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Vincent’s Oratory, Belfort, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, NY 13327 or Friends of Lewis County Hospice P.O. Box 266 Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
He is survived by his siblings and their spouses; George “Casey” and Julie Kloster of Long Pond, Carole Hoch of Croghan, Gilbert and Susie Kloster of Belfort, Patrick and Donna Kloster of Long Pond, and Timothy Kloster of Croghan; an aunt, Beverly Kloster; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by three siblings; Thomas Kloster, who died in the Vietnam War, Michael Kloster; and Delphine Kloster, who died in infancy.
Burt was born on July 8, 1939 in Lowville, a son of the late Rueben and Nora Kuhl Kloster. He attended country school at Indian River and Father Leo Memorial School. He worked for Climax in Castorland before going to work in construction. He worked for several contractors throughout New York State, including the new addition to Beaver River Central School in the late 1960’s and Route 126 from Naumburg to Carthage. He retired in 2001 from working construction on Ft. Drum.
Burt was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. He was a member of Beaver River Fish and Game. He was also an honorary member of Balsam Creek Hunting Club and Harrisville Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and was well known for his fast pitch in the Lewis County Fast Pitch Softball League.
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