Mary P. Klover, 91, of Elkhart Lake, Wis., went home to her heavenly father Monday, April 22, 2013, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born March 18, 1922, in New York City, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Cunningham Hanley. She graduated from school in New York City.

She was united in marriage to Wilfred Klover at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, on April 4, 1941. He preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1983.

She was employed at Elenco, Richardson Brothers, and Gilson but her most important job was raising her 10 children and always putting them first in her life.

She was very active in their lives being a den mother for her son’s Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and Brownie leader for her daughters. She was president of Christian Mothers at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and sang in the church choir. She also belonged to the Elkhart Lake Women’s Sewing Circle.

She loved crossword puzzles, baking cookies, and embroidering but most of all family gatherings with her 10 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include six daughters: Marilyn (Robert) Grim of Plymouth, Theresa (Dr. Richard) Baus of Plymouth, Elaine (Steve) Schuler of New Holstein, Marlene McGinnis of Appleton, Violet (Richard) Collin of New Holstein and Kathleen Klover of New Holstein and four sons: George (Mary) Klover of Sheboygan, Mike (Debbie) Klover of Sheboygan, Tom (Linae) Klover of Elkhart Lake and Lawrence Klover of Kiel. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Robert Grim III, Kelly (Scott) Knocke, Dr. Keith (Dana) Klover, Keri (Kevin) Klemz, Craig Klover, Kelly (Dr. John) Bruns, Christine (Phil) Skaddan, Dr. Brad (Lori) Baus, Ryan (Nikki) Baus, Lucas (Stephanie) Baus, Amy (John) Hoffman, Stacey (Jeff) Lecher, Sara (Dave) Brunette, Christopher (Kelly) Collin, Carrie Collin, Crystal (Mark) Stephanie, Tim (Morgan) Gordon, Angie (Brian) Schwaller, Eric Klover, Holly Klover and Luke Klover; and 33 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Kate Johnson; sister-in-law, Violet Klover; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Costello and Tesse Hanley; one brother, John Hanley; a son-in-law, Scott McGinnis; parents, Thomas and Mary Hanley; mother- and father-in-law, Otto and Mary Klover; and 12 brothers-in-law and 10 sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Elkhart Lake. Father Dan Volkert, pastor of the church, will officiate and cremation will follow the services.

Relatives and friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth on Friday, April 26, from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 27, at the Resurrection Chapel at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mary’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit

Mary’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Brenda Bartels for the wonderful care given to our mother and the CNAs: Sheri, Amber, Rosa, Pattie, Margie, Sue, Linda, Debbie, Vangie, and her special Angel Sandy. Also to the nurses Jorja, Loretta, Deb, Kalieta, Ruth and especially to Denise, Margaret and Jessica for the kind and compassionate way they always took care of our mother’s and family’s needs. Most of all to Dean, whose caring and professionalism went above and beyond and brought many happy days to our mother. Thank you to Deb and Tami in activities for all you did to enrich her life and to Dr. Hoerth and Dr. Staehling who always took the time and cared so much about our mother as their patient.

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