Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.
Tom has over 40 years of experience in funeral service."I feel that our work provides a very important service to the communities we serve by helping grieving families create a meaningful way to honor and pay tribute to their loved ones."
He is a graduate of the South St. Paul School system and attended the College of St. Thomas, graduating in 1965. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1970, working in aircraft maintence.
After he left the Air Force, he came to work in the family business. He holds licenses in both funeral directing and embalming, and is a certified crematory operator.
Tom is married. He and his wife Cynthia worked together to raise six children, and today they are the proud grandparents of twelve.
He volunteers his time with the Minnesota Boat Club (rowing) as treasurer and participating in the Church of St. Joseph Choir (West St. Paul) along with helping family and friends with their maintenance/building projects.
Bob was born and raised in New Ulm, MN, the third of four children to Dave and Theresa (Foley) Westrup. He graduated from New Ulm Cathedral High School in 1987, after which, he attended and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1992 with a BA in Social Work. After a few years in the financial industry, he returned to his calling in Social Work, working with abused and neglected children. He married Beth (Klecatsky) in 1994 and returned to school to graduate from the University of Minnesota in 1998 with a BS in Mortuary Science.
Known as “Boberoo” to his friends, he enjoys bike riding, reading and making people laugh.
Bob and Beth have been blessed with four wonderful children; Michael, Erin, Emily and Henry. They live in South St. Paul at the home in which Tom and Dick grew up.
Josh has been a funeral service professional since 2006. “I feel privileged that people trust me with their loved one, and I love the fact that every day is a new challenge.”
He has an Associate’s degree from Century College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota. He came to Klecatsky & Sons to serve his internship, and his performance over the many years earned him the opportunity to become a partial owner of Klecatsky & Sons and Kandt-Tetrick Funeral Homes.
Josh is married to the love of his life, Sarah and has two children, Caige and Callan. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and children and participating in sporting activities. His personal goal was to earn his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do by the age of 35, which he acheived in 2012.
Suzanne is a 1993 graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. Suzanne joined the staff at Klecatsky & Sons in June of 2001 and has witnessed the firm expand and grow. “My career in funeral service has been many years of meeting truly wonderful families.” “It’s extremely gratifying to be able to assist people through some of their most difficult times and it’s an honor to be allowed that privilege.”
Suzanne loves to travel – especially internationally! She enjoys meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and languages. She enjoys time away with friends, family, and her beloved dog, Zwina. She is a member of Assumption Catholic Church in St. Paul and has called Eagan, MN her home for over 23 years.
Tom graduated from the University of MN with a Mortuary Science Degree in 1999. He has worked in the Twin Cities since graduating. Tom joined the staff at Klecatsky’s in March 2017. He states “I really feel the passion to serve families at a time of need. It has allowed me to meet many different people throughout the years. I truly enjoy the variety of work in my profession.” Tom is licensed as a funeral director in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tom’s other passions outside of funeral service are spending time with his family and restoring an old log cabin. He is married to Leanne and they have three children, Owen, Gabbi and Gracie.
Trinity graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Mortuary Science program in May 2022. She worked with Klecatsky and Sons as a support staff for 2 years prior to receiving her funeral director license so she was a friendly face to many of the people at Klecatsky’s. When asked why she wanted to be a funeral director she responded “I knew very early that I wanted to help people - but when they needed it most. That is what led me to become a funeral director.” While she is a Nebraska native, the team and families of Klecatsky and Sons have kept her in snowy Minnesota to continue to serve families as a funeral director. She prides herself in her job and her ability to connect with families. In her free time, she enjoys attending music concerts with her fiancé and spending time with her dog and two cats at home.
Rich Graner of Good Life Consultants is a parishioner of the Church of St. Louis, King of France, a husband and father of six. Since 1995, as a MN-licensed funeral director, Certified Preplanning Consultant, and insurance agent, he guides people through important decisions and planning for the future. He helps protect financial, emotional and family assets enabling you to live the life you have earned. Rich does so through the proper use of detailed funeral pre-planning and prefunding through insurance. As an independent funeral service advocate, retained by the Klecatsky’s, he allows you more options and the ability to make unhurried and educated decisions.
You may recognize Rich as the guy with a camera in his hands as he volunteers at the Church and School of St. Agnes, Church of St. Louis, King of France, or Holy Family Maronite Church. He is also a member of the South St. Paul Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Fr. Jeremiah O’Callaghan Council, & Friend of the Serra Club of St. Paul.
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