Gerald Klaus

August 16, 1940 - May 18, 2012

Gerald “Jerry” Klaus, age 71, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. He was born August 16, 1940 in Chicago. He was united in marriage to Marie Drobeck on August 20, 1966 in Chicago. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He was a corrugated box designer for Bankers Box, Fellowes and Smurfit-Stone, and was the lead designer for many items still used today, including the classic Bankers Box. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie; his sons, Matthew (Joan) Klaus of Glen Ellyn and Gavin (Stacey) Klaus of Wheaton; three grandchildren, Ellie, Max and Grace Klaus; a sister-in-law, Joanne (Richard) Kay of Lake Geneva, WI; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 South Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Rt. 64) in St. Charles, where a memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. Interment will be private.


Contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

Guest Book

  • Donald Aleo I can't begin to relate the many wonderful times we shared. The stories, the laughs, the friendship. He was funny, intelligent and a great cook. We will miss him dearly.
  • Ron and Lisa Geiger Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you an abundance of love, peace and grace during this time. May God bless you.
  • Kevin & Sheila Fitch Dear Marie, Gavin, Matt and Family, We knew Jerry through our son, Kevin. He was a great father and husband. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Doe Stowell Dear Marie, I'm sending love, tears, gratitude and prayers to you. The sea here will not sparkle as much without Jerry taking his walk.
  • Sally Allen Marie & Family My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I will miss the 'BLENDER" master in PA. Jerry was a great guy and will be missed by many Cherish the memories they will never leave you. Love to all. Sally
  • Tom Fester Dear Marie and family: Gerry and I worked together for many years at SSCC. Gerry was a great guy and a good friend. He will be missed. May God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow.
  • Michael and Maxine Nugent Dear Marie and Family, Our hearts are breaking for you. We have so many wonderful memories of our times with you and Gerry. We will cherish them. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Mike and Max
  • Patti Klebba Dear Marie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jerry was a wonderful guy that you were blessed to have in your lives. Marie, I am so happy I got to see you both awhile ago. God Bless You All. Patti
  • Mark Newton Dear Marie and family, Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time of your loss. Gerry was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. I worked with Gerry from 1995 through 2005 and together we serviced the Fellowes account for SSCC. We enjoyed a number of outings together and I once visited your home. May God Bless you all and help you find peace at this time. Gerry will be missed. Fondly, Mark and Beth Newton
  • Todd & Holly Jacobson Mrs. Klaus, Matt, & Gavin.....our sincere condolences to you and your families. Although I didn't know Jerry very well, he was always very friendly to me and always had a witty joke to share. We'll keep all of you and Jerry in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time.
  • Kimberly Miracle-Gray and Woodrow Gray I will miss Jerry's generosity and jokes. He has both in spades. Our hearts and prayers go out to Marie, Matt and Joan, Gavin and Stacey and their children and all of his friends and family.
  • mariellen anderson I've known Jerry through his wonderful wife & my good friend, Marie. My sympathies to her & Matt & Gavin for this untimely loss. He was a great husband and father. I want to be there for you, Marie. Love, Mariellen
  • Kevin Fitch My sympathies to Marie, Gavin, Matt and family. I am thankful to have known Jerry. I'll miss his good humor and his excellent cooking.