Kurt James Klaphake, age 56 of Harding, Minnesota, formerly of New Munich, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at his home after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.
Kurt was born on February 13, 1967 in Melrose, Minnesota to Harold and Elizabeth “Bettie” Klaphake. Kurt worked at various jobs before working at Eagle Construction of Little Falls for many years. Most recently, he worked at Collins Brothers Towing of St. Cloud where he drove truck hauling equipment.
He enjoyed working/tinkering with anything, making something out of nothing. Kurt liked playing football with Brutus, his dog while Junia, his other dog watched.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda Rae; sons, Shane Klaphake and Collin Klaphake; siblings, Tim (Teresa) Klaphake, Denise Klaphake, and Mark (Jody) Klaphake; and many nieces, nephews, and family.
Kurt was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Elizabeth “Bettie” Klaphake; grandparents; and numerous family and friends.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.