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In Memory of Michelle Klatt

Memorial Service for Family and Close Friends

1:00 pm
Saturday November 6, 2021
Hudson Bowling Center
1801 Ward Ave. Ste 224
Hudson WI, 54016

Gathering to Celebrate Michelle's Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday November 6, 2021
Hudson Bowling Center
1801 Ward Ave. Ste 224
Hudson WI, 54016

Michelle G. Klatt, age 57 of Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away surrounded by her family on November 1, 2021 at the Hudson Hospital after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on August 31, 1964 in Fridley, Minnesota to Arlen and Jill (Ritchie) Rivard. Michelle’s family moved to Hudson when she was 13, and she enjoyed making new friends and trying new things in the Hudson area. She started participating in sports, and discovered a fondness for cheerleading. She also discovered a fondness for a cute boy named Danny Klatt. The two love-struck teenagers went on their first date during high school, and their relationship blossomed into a storybook romance between the cheerleader and football player. Danny later admitted that he truly was excited to go to school in those days because he knew SHE would be there. Michelle graduated from Hudson High School with the class of 1982, and continued her studies at the UW-Eau Claire. She and Danny were united in marriage on September 21, 1985 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Abigail and Megan. Michelle was an awesome wife and mother, and she often took it on the role of preparing and getting things done to allow others to succeed. She was Danny’s rock and an example of patience to her daughters. In 1995, Michelle and Danny purchased the Hudson Bowling Center and started working for and supporting the Hudson community they grew up in.

Above everything else, Michelle loved her family. She enjoyed family gatherings and relished in her roll as “Nana” to her grandchildren. Michelle was a great cook and never made a meal her family did not enjoy, especially her lasagna. She was entertained by cooking shows on television, and read cookbooks like novels. Michelle cherished the memories made on family trips to Hayward with time spent on the pontoon, and renting houseboats on Lake Vermillion. She could spend long hours taking care of her beloved flower gardens and the vegetables Danny planted, but would enjoyed every minute of it. Michelle also possessed a good, but quirky, sense of humor that was always used to brighten someone’s day.

Michelle will remain in the hearts of her husband, Danny; daughters, Abigial (Adam) Lessard, and Megan Klatt (Rob Newhouse); grandchildren, Arlyn and Amery Lessard; mother, Jill Rivard; brothers, Ritchie (Dawn) Rivard, and Mitchell Rivard; mother-in-law, Donna Klatt; siblings-in-law, Deborah Klatt-Oberg, Deanne (Jeff) Fox, Doug Jr. (Sandra) Klatt, David Klatt, and Denise Pieper; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends; and her beloved yellow lab, Miller. She is preceded in death by her father, Arlen Rivard; father-in-law, Douglas Klatt; and siblings-in-law, William Oberg, Janell Klatt, and Merriell “Merk” Pieper.

A memorial service for family and close friends will be at 1:00 p.m., followed by a gathering to celebrate Michelle’s life from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Hudson Bowling Center, 1801 Ward Ave. Ste 224, Hudson, WI.

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    • Our Sympathy to the Klatt Family.
      We hope you feel All the Love around you during this Tough time.
      Michelle will be missed by Many. May she Rest In Peace. 🙏

    • Danny & family, We are so sorry for your loss of sweet Michelle. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. She’s with you always in your hearts and know you will see her again one day.

    • So very very sorry to learn of Michelle’s passing.
      It’s never easy to say goodbye to a loved one.
      Those left behind must try to carry on. Remember
      All the GREAT memories as they will bring a smile
      And comfort. Many prayers to all of you.

    • I was so sad to hear about Michelle’s illness, and now her passing. Such a sweet, beautiful soul. My condolences to her family all those who loved her. May she Rest In Peace.

    • Michelle was always a bright light in any room. Any time I saw her over the years she made me feel welcomed. She was just a good person, I will never forget our winning day in the bar Olympics for the bowling alley..she was sweet, kind and so much fun..my condolences to the Klatt and Rivard families..she will be remembered as one of the best by all….

    • So sorry for your loss, she was such a fighter, Remember the good memories. Keeping family in my prayers.

    • We are sending hugs and prayers your way Klatt family. To young to soon. Love, Jeff, Robin, Cody, Justice and Jeses

    • Abby, Megan and family,
      My heart hurts for you all. I am so sorry. Know I’ll continue to pray for you all. Hugs to you all. 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️

    • I’m so so sorry for you Abby Megan, Dan, and family. An incredible loss of such a beautiful and amazing soul. Our prayers are with you all. 🙏❤️

    • Danny I am so ,so sorry for your loss…she was a wonderful loving friend…way,way to young…I so sorry…

    • Condolences to the Klatt family and all who Michelle blessed. I’m thankful to have been taught so much from her and will cherish so many great memories at HBC.

    • Oh Michelle I will miss you so very much! You were always so sweet to everyone and a true friend…we always just clicked. I will treasure our memories we shared. So many good times and laughs. I love you and will miss you always. Hugs and love to Dan, Abby, Megan, Jill, Ritchie and Mitch. Praying for you all. 🙏

    • I am so very sorry for your loss! I have so many great memories with Michelle that I will always carry in my heart. My heart is breaking for all of her family – especially Danny, Abby, Megs and her mother Jill. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Big hugs to all of you!

    • Oh Sweet Michelle, what a life you lived. Loved by so many, and will be missed by so many. All my love to the Klatt Family.

    • I’M so sad for all of you. If you need me I’m here. She is a beautiful lady I’m glad to call my friend. Thanks for all the memories I cherish them forever. Danny, Abby and Megan I love you all. Sending hugs to all of you.