Henry W. Klotz

August 8, 1941 to May 16, 2006

Henry Klotz was diagnosed with Melanoma in May of 2003, three months after he retired from General Motors, with a service of 43 years. At just about the time he was diagnosed his dream came true when he became an assistant baseball coach for Redford Union High School. After coaching little league for over 40 years, he felt he finally was in the big league. Throughout his illness he missed very few games. I think it is what kept him going. Henry went through many different treatments and studies to keep this horrific disease from taking over his body. He never gave up. When myself or our sons would find another place to go for treatment or a study to try, he would say, "Just tell me where and when, and I will be there". After three years, Henry lost his battle almost exactly to the day he was diagnosed. Henry, we miss you more than you can imagine, and talk about you constantly with funny stories, and not so funny stories. You were a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, coach and friend. You are always in our hearts.