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LARRY O. KLOSSNER
July 26, 1945 ~ February 8, 2013
Larry O. Klossner, 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Pullman, WA. He was a long-time resident of Vancouver, WA where he attended Hudson's Bay High School.
Larry graduated from Washington State University (WSU) and earned a Law degree at the University of Oregon.
Uncle Sam decided that Larry was needed in the Army, so he took a two-year break from law school to serve in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany where he served in the Adjutant General's office. He returned to law school and completed his law degree.
Larry practiced law at the Vancouver law firm of Landerholm, Memovich, Lansverk and Whitesides from 1972-1988. After retiring from the law firm, he earned a Master of Education degree from Lewis and Clark College.
Larry and his wife, Bobbi, moved to Pullman, WA in 1991 where he worked at WSU.
He was an ardent remodeler. His skills ranged from moving a garage on a flat bed truck to fine finishing carpenter work. He restored an 1898 home that was built by a Klossner relative and located just a few blocks from where Larry's father, Oliver Klossner, was born and raised. Both Larry's mother, Helen, and his father also graduated from WSU in the 1920's.
Larry was a consummate learner. He kept family and friends entertained with his wit and intelligence. Larry had facts and information on almost any subject that entered into conversation. Family and friends always looked forward to his "Christmas Essay" which was often humorous and sometimes heartfelt.
Larry is survived by his wife, Roberta "Bobbi"; daughter, Ericka Klossner Spencer (husband Paul); sister, Lynnell Klossner Timmins; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made in memory of Larry to WSU Scholarship Fund: call 509-335-1686, or University of Oregon School of Law: call 541-302-0288.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 17, 2013