Richard B. Kluth

Richard B. Kluth, age 88, of Carrington, ND, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Carrington Heath Center, Carrington, ND.

Richard Bernhard Kluth was born on May 27, 1922, near Arena, ND, the son of Wilham Richard and Pauline (Binder) Kluth. He grew up and attended school in that area. Richard worked as a farm laborer until he entered the US Army. During WWII, he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands.

On October 17, 1945, Richard was united in marriage to Lena Ruby Gross in Steele, ND. They lived in Tacoma, WA, for a year, where he was stationed before returning to ND. In 1947, they moved near Chaseley, ND, where they farmed on the Gross Family Farm. In 1950, they purchased their own ranch near Hurdsfield, ND and raised cattle. In 1960, they moved to Carrington, where he started his own business, Kluth’s Refrigeration. He retired in the late 1990’s. Lena died September 16, 1992.

Richard is survived by his three children, Richard D. Kluth, Jamestown, ND, Janice D. Kluth, Carrington, ND, Allen J. (Rebecca) Kluth, Bottineau, ND; one grandson, Christopher A. Kluth, McClusky, ND; two step granddaughters, Jamie and Kayla Lien, Mandan, ND; two step great-grandchildren, Tristen and Collin White; one brother, Ralph (Delores) Kluth, Fargo, ND; two sisters, Delores Pfaff, Tappen, ND, and Mable Weippert, Minot, ND; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena; parents, and two brothers, Edward and Clifford.


FUNERAL SERVICE: Community Church of God, Bowdon, ND

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM

INTERMENT: Hope Mennonite Cemetery, Chaseley, ND

Posted Condolences:


Name: Jim Nevland

Date: 07/13/10

Message: I'm sorry to here that Richard is no longer with us. Your family and mine were once neighbors. I have fond memories of that time. Your Dad was a good Man.


Name: Debi Kirsch (Kluth)

Date: July 9,2010

Message: Bless Richard..He will be greatly missed by all. So sorry to hear about your Dad/Grandpa passing, he is at peace. We will continue to pray for you all, & love you all very much.We will always be here for you. Love you all.


Name: Ralph & Delores Kluth Family

Date: 7/8/2010

Message: Want you to know we are thinking about all of you. You are in our prayers we love you all very much. We are family forever, God Bless. Richard, we are with you in soul, peace!