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Edward L. Klock

July 9, 2018

Edward L. Klock 63, died Monday July 9, 2018 at his Newton residence. He was born July 11, 1954 in Wichita, Kansas to Melvin L. and Laura M. (Cammack) Klock. Ed grew up in Wichita and was a member of the Broadway Christian Church with his parents before joining the Catholic Church in 1982. 

He was a 1972 graduate of Wichita Southeast High School and received a degree in Architecture from Kansas State University in 1981. On September 18, 1982 he married Susan D. Morrison at All Saints Catholic Church in Wichita and she survives of the home. 

Ed was a longtime partner with PBA Architects in Wichita and has worked with GLMV Architects also in Wichita since October 2017. During his career he renovated and created many public school buildings across the state of Kansas, 2017-07-09including several renovations with Newton Public Schools. Other local projects that were close to his heart included renovations to the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Bethel College Mennonite Church, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 

Ed enjoyed several hobbies in his spare time. Besides working with the Harvey County Historical Society, he also relished in woodworking and music. He would often be found working in his workshop with Tim on various projects, such as decks and speakers while he shared music with Katie and Adam. His passion for music and woodworking was most apparent in his speaker building. Ed’s greatest hobby was spending time with his family; whether it was a family vacation or an afternoon dinner, he enjoyed being with his loved ones laughing and making memories. 

He is survived by his wife Susan of the home; sons: Adam Klock and Timothy (Alison) Klock both of Wichita, KS and daughter Katie (Billy) Skidmore of Moscow, ID. He is also survived by two grandchildren Matthew Dean and Mason Edward Klock both of Wichita, KS. 

Ed is preceded in death by his parents and his son Matthew Edward Klock. 

Memorial Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Monday July 16, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton with The Reverend Devin Burns, Celebrant. Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with a Rosary being recited at 5:00 p.m. at the church. A private family committal service will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Wichita, KS. 

Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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17 thoughts on “Edward L. Klock

  1. My heart hurts so for you all, Susan, Adam, Tim and Katie. Prayers and Hugs
    Chelle (Gaede) Coffee

  2. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Ed’s death. We love our Klock family so much and wish dearly that we could be there with you all right now.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Marty and Jamee Skidmore
    Sandpoint, Idaho

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed meeting your family at the wedding.
    All our thoughts and prayers
    Michael and Katy Davis
    Captain Cook, HI

  4. So very sorry to hear this. Your entire family is in our thoughts as you mourn the loss of a great man.
    Brent and Kelli Glann

  5. I am saddened to hear of Ed’s death. I was a school board member in Chanute when Ed assisted us with designing our new elementary and high school and the remodel of our middle school. I appreciated his expertise and how well he listened to us. He was a good problem solver. But as importantly, I found him to be a caring and kind man who was fun to be with, even in a professional setting. Please accept my condolences and know that Ed left a big footprint here in Chanute, and a hole in my heart. Peace for all.

  6. My deepest sympathies to Ed’s family in this tragic loss. I enjoyed working with Ed on a number of projects when I worked for USD 373, and he always had a special place in his heart for Newton Schools. A kind an gentle soul who will be greatly missed.

  7. Rest In Peace, ED.

    I will miss seeing you at Mass. You always did have a huge smile on your face.

  8. Susan and family, I am so sorry to see this Saturday morning.
    We just got home from a week in Colorado. Hugs to all of you>
    Jim & Stacy Arellano

  9. Susan and family
    My heart goes out to you.
    Hugs to all of you.
    I am so sorry to hear of this.

  10. I worked with Ed for several years. He made a significant impact in my career at a time when I kind of needed make a new start. A very sincere man he was. My condolences to his family.

  11. Ed was a pleasure to work with. I was always so impressed by his desire to help and try options to keep everyone happy. I feel honored to have known him and I know he made a great impact on The City of Great Bend with his projects. My heart hurts to hear this news, but we are all blessed to have learned, grown and worked with such a great person. My sincere condolences.

  12. My deepest sympathy to the family. I grew up across the street from Eddie, he and my brother were good friends. The Lord promises us that ‘My sheep hear My voice; I know them and give them eternal life, they shall never perish.;- John 10:27&28
    I know that Eddie has been welcomed into his eternal home. Blessings.

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