Kim Karl Klose
October 30, 1937 ~ December 11, 2013
Born in Missoula, MT, Kim lived in Washington since he was five years old. After graduating from Highline High School in 1956, Kim enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served until 1963. After working for Weyerhauser for four years, Kim established his own business selling and maintaining bank and financial equipment. As an expert in check fraud, he was often consulted for check fraud investigations. Kim later transitioned to a computer consultant and an instructor after he, as he put it, “flunked” retirement. It was his work travels that introduced him to Wenatchee, where he longed to live for many years, until he finally moved here in 2012. Kim was an avid mountaineer, where he met his wife, Elaine, in 1968. Together they enjoyed great adventures and travel.
Kim was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Elaine. Survivors include his daughters, Vera and her husband, G of Omaha, NV, and Britta (Jacques) Klotz of Phoenix, AZ; his grandchildren, Luke and Heidi of Anchorage, AK; and his close friend, Phyllis Russell.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Columbia Heights Retirement & Assisted Living Community, with Graveside Inurnment at Tahoma. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.