Donald "Don" Kludt

October 7, 1936 - March 20, 2020



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Donald “Don” Kludt, 83, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully at his son’s home in Machesney Park on March 20, 2020 surrounded by his family. Don was born on October 7, 1936 in Hayward, WI to Carl and Mary (Stenn) Kludt. He married his sweetheart, Helen Spratt, on September 12, 1964 in Baraboo. After graduating from high school, Don faithfully served this country in the United States Army. Don worked as a laborer for Chrysler for over 30 years and eventually retired from there.

Don loved cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers and Packers. He really enjoyed his heated bird bath and feeding the birds and squirrels that came to his yard. He was an avid animal lover and enjoyed reading.

Don will be dearly missed by his son, Robert (Kim) Kludt; his brother, Chuck (Yvonne) Kludt; his sister, Joanne Lamphear; his grandchildren, Michelle (Pat Cashatt) Kludt, Danielle (Chris) Spiess, Kalden (Amber Adams) Kludt, and Rissa (Nick) Mikos; and his 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Helen.

Don’s funeral services will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

To access the live stream, please visit Don’s obituary page at A private burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be gifted to the Humane Society. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Service Schedule

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
11:00 am

Don’s funeral services will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

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My Condolences to the family.

Donald R Kludt 2020-06-16T21:43:42

Bobby and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Just found out about your dad your in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy to your family>

Jim & Gail 2020-03-26T06:37:41

We were blessed by Don’s friendship. We enjoyed his kindness and sense of humor almost every night at Cherry Valley Cafe. It was always a good day when we could chat with Don. He brought compassion and delight to all. God bless you dear friend! Rest In Peace
Gary and Sally Blake

Gary and Sally Blake 2020-03-25T11:47:16

There are no words to make the hurt stop, but know in your heart that your dad will live with you forever. Our prayers are with you, Kim and your entire family. We are sorry for your loss Bob. God bless.

Todd and Jackie Burkhardt 2020-03-25T11:42:40

That was a nice service. It’s nice we could be part of it even though we couldn’t be there. My condolences to all. Bud

Bud Emery 2020-03-25T11:36:36

Robert I’m sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Lois Price 2020-03-25T10:32:19

My condolences Bob. Great BYB volunteer! And very nice person.

Bill Holsker 2020-03-25T09:28:07

How many years Don volunteered at BYB! He was there in the morning and went back to open up for the 5:30 games and closed up after the late ones. He knew baseball. Funny thing, his two favorite teams, the Brewers and Cubs (in order), are in the same division. After the regular season was over, we’d spend the hot stove league on bar stools next to each other. He’s remembered as honest, reliable, truthful and a friend to all he met. Bob, enjoy the memories of both your parents.

Dan Swanson 2020-03-24T20:23:39

I knew Don from having a beer with him after he would get off work at Chrysler and there was never a day he wasn’t smiling or had a kind word to say. The world needs a lot of Don Kludts and those that knew this one will be emptier without him. R.I.P. Don.

Dave Davis 2020-03-23T21:20:07


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