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Harold E. Klaassen

Harold E. Klaassen Harold Klaassen of Leonardville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

He was born April 18, 1935 in Hillsboro Kansas, to the late Isaac and Anna Klaassen.

Dr. Klaassen is preceded in death by his brothers Albert, John and Arthur, as well as his sisters, Lydia Regier and Esther Schroeder.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Klaassen, whom he married in 1956. Also surviving is a daughter, Linda Klaassen; and son, Richard Klaassen (Melissa). He has three grandchildren, John, Hannah and Zachary.

Harold was known for his strong faith and his love for Biology, evidenced by his teaching at Kansas State University for 34 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at First Baptist Church, 2121 Blue Hills Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Tabor College or First Baptist Church of Manhattan Kansas. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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