Terry Franklin Klausen, 78, went home to heaven after a heart attack at his home in Columbiaville, Michigan, on Wednesday Dec. 1st. Terry grew up in Berkley, Michigan and joined the U.S. Navy as a submariner. He raised his family in Troy, Michigan and later, on Lakeville Lake in Addison Township, Michigan before moving to Columbiaville, Michigan. Terry was a loving spouse, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed daily shopping trips, hunting and fishing up north with his brother, short trips with his wife, and hanging out with his grand and great grandchildren. He was warm and kind and known to many as Santa and will be missed in the hearts of everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Jeanne (Anderson), 3 daughters, Shellie Forgione, Joani & (Thomas) Stapleton, Jeani & (Robert) Noelle, brother Jay & (Carol) Klausen. 7 grandchildren: Shayla Forgione, Lisa Methner, Lacey Forgione, Holly & (Kenny) Boal, Lori Papineau, Terry Forgione, and Christopher Noelle. His pride and joys were his 6 Great Grandchildren, Hadley (4) & Kaylee (2) Methner, Archer (4) & Preston (7mths), Hudson (2) Forgione, and Aspen (1) Boal. He has many brother in-laws and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews, Navy shipmates, and friends.
Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family memorial. Services were entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville.
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