Merlin Klotz

Graveside Service

12:30 pm
Monday, October 11, 2021
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
34888 Grantham College Rd
Slidell, Louisiana, United States

Obituary of Merlin Jules Joseph “Joe” Klotz

Merlin Jules Joseph “Joe” Klotz, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed on to his eternal home through the love of the Lord Jesus Christ on September 19, 2021 at the age of 93.  He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 20, 1928.  Joe was the beloved husband of the late Jerusha Howell Klotz for over 50 years and the cherished husband of Emelda Duvieilh Remond Klotz for 12 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Klotz of Germany and Lillia Naquin Klotz of Louisiana; his brothers, Frank Klotz, Morris Klotz, and Gerard Klotz, his nephew, Bryan Klotz; and his niece, Stephenie Klotz Jackson.

Joe is survived by his loving sister, Mary Ann Klotz Hatfield; nephews, Brent Hatfield, George Hatfield, and Craig J. Klotz; nieces, Brenda Hatfield Scofield, Jane Ann Klotz Glanzer, and Cheryl Klotz Barnes; many great-nephews and great-nieces; step-children, Frank Remond, Kenneth Remond, John Remond, Kate Gallardo, Claire Patrick, and Janice Martinson; as well as his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family whom he loved deeply. 

Joe bravely served in the United States Army during World War II in France and Germany, earning both the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. His hobbies were gardening, working with glass, pottery, ceramics, and making pens.

Joe will be laid to rest with Military Honors in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery on October 11, 2021 with graveside services beginning at 12:30 p.m. Memories and condolences may be expressed at

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