Gary B. Kloster
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Gary B. Kloster , Age: 72
February 24, 1945 -- October 09, 2017

Gary grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He attended St. Peter's Cathedral, Bishop Ward, Pittsburg State where he was a pitcher for the Gorilla's baseball team and graduated from Rockhurst College. He started his career at a CPA Firm but quickly found his success in sales as an independent manufacturer's representative.  Later Gary established his own company.  Gary's passion for sports began as a child. He was a gifted athlete who excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. His athletic career continued into adulthood as he played in the Ban Johnson Baseball League.  He was a dedicated youth coach. He coached all 5 of his kids through Holy Trinity CYO basketball totaling 19 seasons. He also coached youth and his boys in baseball and football.  Gary was an avid music lover and golfer. 

Gary was a dedicated family man. He was married to his high school sweetheart and the love of his life for over 50 years. He lived for his 5 children and 10 grandchildren. He could be seen on the sideline of almost every sporting event.  He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, and sister.  He is survived by his wife Janet (Brennan) Kloster, his children: Kristi (Jason) Burritt, Gary Kloster, Annie (Ryan) North, Jake (Jenny) Kloster, and Sarah (Chuck) Taylor, 10 grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A Rosary will be prayed at 4:45pm followed by a visitation from 5;00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS 66215. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Friday, October 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W 92nd St, Lenexa, KS 66215. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kansas City Hospice House or Cancer Action are recommended.

Additional Service: Rosary
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia Street
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66215
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 4:45 PM
Additional Information: A Rosary will be prayed at 4:45pm followed by a visitation from 5;00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS 66215.
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Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Address: 13615 West 92nd Street,
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66215
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Additional Information: Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Friday, October 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W 92nd St, Lenexa, KS 66215.
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Condolences

Jeffrey Weiner October 10, 2017

Friend of his son Jake since before I can remember Lenexa , Kansas

I loved Gary, or as I knew him for most of my life, Mr. Kloster. I have so many great memories of him on the sidelines rooting me and Jake's soccer and baseball team's on. I specifically remember looking over and seeing him and my dad, Steve, and Randy Smith and other dad's laughing and having a great time BS-ing together while watching us play (and win most of the time!). It didn't stick out as anything special as a kid, but looking back now as an adult I get great joy thinking about that. Jake and I were lucky to have fathers who loved us and loved rooting us on. In sports and in life. God Bless, Mr. Kloster, and God Bless the Kloster Family. Just a great family I was lucky enough to be raised around. I'll miss ya Gary and I hope you and my dad have more great laughs now that you're up in Heaven together!


Debbie Geraghty October 11, 2017

Friend Lenexa , Kansas

What a great guy, what a great life he had. We will all miss him so. A true family man that left a great legacy for all of the Kloster family to carry on. Deb Geraghty


Bob DeCoursey October 11, 2017

Friend Enter your city ,

To the Kloster family: I grew up with Gary and we competed together in grade school at St. Peters and then as opponents with me at Rockhurst and Ward for him. He was always a great guy and very competitive, and also very good. My deepest sympathy to all the Kloster family. Gary will be missed by all who knew him. Bob DeCoursey



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