Garth Klett, 78

Garth A. Klett, age 78, of Constantine, passed away Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System. He was born in White Pigeon, MI on November 19, 1931, the son of  Wilbur and Fannie (Woods) Klett. Garth graduated from Constantine High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and continued service to his country as a life member of the American Legion Post # 223, Constantine, the 40/8 club, D.A..V.,  and VFW of Marcellus. On April 18, 1959 he married Mary Granzotto in Three Rivers.  His entire adult life, Garth owned and operated the family farm started by his gt. grandfather, 150 years ago. He had also worked at the Bendix Corp. in South Bend in his early years. Garth served on the board of the ASCS (Farm Service Agency) in Centreville for 25 years, 47 years as a Constantine Township Trustee, was a member of the Republican Party, classic antique car club, Model A club of America, the V-8 club of America and life member of the Eagles. In 1992 he was named Constantine Citizen of the year. Garth was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Three Rivers.
Surviving are his wife Mary Klett, son  James (Emma) Klett,  daughters Kathy (Tim) Vantine, all of Constantine, Christine (Brett) McIntire, San Rafael, CA, grandchildren Eric & Mark Vantine, Craig (Katie) Klett and Elizabeth Klett, and Gt. grand son Hunter Klett. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son John Klett and sister Murial Klett.
Relatives and friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6:30-8 pm  at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. A Scripture service will be held Friday at 6:00 pm at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, Three Rivers, MI. at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, with Father Mark J. Vyverman and Father Peter Granzotto, officiating. Interment will be in the Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Constantine or Immaculate Conception Church. On line messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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