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Bessie Frances Borken Klatzky


Birth: Aug. 26, 1908, Lithuania

Death: May 3, 1999


St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA


Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - May 5, 1999

Deceased Name: BESSIE F. KLATZKY

Bessie F. Klatzky, 90, formerly of East Fourth Street and Aftenro Home died Monday, May 3, 1999, in St. Mary's Medical Center.


She was born in Lithuania and lived most of her life in Duluth. She was a children's buyer for Oreck's where she worked for 33 years. She was a member of Temple Israel and Adas Israel and also a member of Hadassah, Temple Israel Sisterhood and Adas Israel Sisterhood. Bessie had been a volunteer in the gift shop in St. Mary's Medical Center for 18 years and was a lifetime member of the Chester Park PTA.


Her parents were David and Pearl Borken. Her husband, Sam, died in 1969 and a brother, Ben Borken, and a sister, Dorothy Witkin, died previously.


Surviving are a son, Howard T. (Barbara) of Duluth; a brother, Dave (Sylvia) Borken of St. Louis Park, Minn.; sisters Ann Cohen and Ida Borken, both of Minneapolis; a brother-in-law, Paul Witkin of Superior; two grandchildren, Andler and Kelsi.


Service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Jarvi-Dowd Chapel. Burial in Adas Israel Cemetery. Family prefers memorials directed to St. Mary's Foundation Volunteer Fund. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Jarvi-Dowd Chapel, 925 E. Fourth St.


Adas Israel Cemetery


St. Louis County

Minnesota, USA






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