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Obituaries > KLASEN, ROBERT E.

Robert (Bob) Edward Klasen, 86, born May 18, 1924 in Oak Park, Illinois passed away July 8, 2010 in Houston, Texas following a pulmonary and respiratory illness. He is survived by his wife Sandra Klasen, her children Cathy Buckley and Brian O’Neill, Bob’s children; Robert, Jack, Richard, Rusty, Jeannie and David Klasen and their spouses; seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Bob owned a successful business in the petroleum industry. He worked in the oil industry since 1946. He was WWII USMC Veteran who fought in the South Pacific in the 1st Marine Raiders, 4th & 6th Marines. He was very proud of his service in the Marine Corps and the heroes he served alongside. He and Sandra O’Neill married, worked together, traveled and enjoyed life for the last 29 years. He was married to Martha Halpine for 33 years, and they had six children. Bob will be missed by his family, those who worked with him, his lifelong friends and his fellow USMC Raiders. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Ronald McDonald House. He always believed the service they provided to families showed magnificent compassion. He is with God. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Rosewood Funeral Home, Humble, Texas. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2010 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel with Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.